DC Universe Titans Trailer: F*** Batman

F*** Batman. Enough said.

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Now Playing: Titans - Official Comic-Con Trailer | SDCC 2018

The start of Comic-Con 2018 has brought with it the first trailer for the DC Universe original series Titans--a live-action take on Teen Titans--and it's most definitely not what you were expecting. Without the constraints of network TV, DC is going dark with this show.

How dark? As you can see in the teaser trailer below, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) doesn't have the same hangups with killing bad guys that his mentor Bruce Wayne did. In the midst of crashing skulls and snapping necks, he offers a simple "F*** Batman," when told the Dark Knight would handle things differently.

As the trailer shows, Dick has grown up to become a police officer. As an adult, he'll become the leader of the Titans, which should be interesting given he will be enforcing the laws in two very different ways.

The trailer also gives looks at the rest of the Titans, including Raven (Teagan Croft), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), and Starfire (Anna Diop). And for those worried about the costume photos that show Beast Boy without green skin, which you can see below, the trailer makes it clear that his skin definitely has the same pigmentation fans have come to expect.

Titans represents a few things for the future of DC on TV. For one, the graphic violence on display in the trailer is a far cry from the sanitized-for-TV fights on The CW. Beyond that, though, it shows that DC Entertainment is committed to making its new streaming service stand out.

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Speaking to a group of reporters during a demo of DC Universe, DC Entertainment Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said that the 10-episode first season of Titans would launch with the service. From there, the goal is to debut a new episode of original content--Young Justice: Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, etc.--every week, 52 weeks a year.

A launch date has not been announced for the DC Universe streaming service just yet. However, it's expected to launch in the fall. In the meantime, watch that trailer a few dozen more times and get ready to watch the Titans bust some skulls.

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That's Dove in the middle of the clip, right? Wow, even she is... hawkish. And no, Dick, f*** YOU. Nobody curses at Batman. Especially not you, after he took you in & raised you, when nobody else would've & should've, you f***ing too-old-for-teen-angst Ingrate.

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I get a chuckle from people that get on forums and give their critique and then give the I'll pass comment. Yet they have never seen the show but act like they have some greater insight then the rest of us. Let me give you the 411, no one cares if you are going to see the show or not. The show is like a city bus on a schedule. You can either get on it and enjoy the show like the rest of us or you can hear about it later. But please spare us your weak critique like we can't decides for ourselves.

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@Bamda: I get a cringe from people like you, that complain about those other people. Especially when you get a righteous attitude about a serial that you haven't seen either. No one cares if you're going to watch this show and even less people care about your opinion on it, even when it is released.

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@dkjenvey: the feeling is mutal.

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@Bamda: Stop, your razor sharp wit is killing me.

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Starfire looks stupid.. She's a alien. not a 70's Disco inferno..

pass

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It's generous of DC to film and publish a 13-year-old's fanfiction. That's what this is, right?

Judging by the terrible effects and costumes and embarrassingly bad dialogue, that's the only reasonable possibility. I don't care that Starfire is a person of color - it's great - but the costumes and effects make her look so damn bad. This just seems so over-the-top in trying to be "dark" and "gritty", it's sad. I'd be absolutely shocked if this survived on its own merit instead of DC pumping money into it and forcing it into existence past the first run.

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In the comics Damien kills Dick for killing people after he became Nightwing

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This is a day 1 viewing for me. If I can get it in the UK of course.

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for all those who criticize those of us who do not support this....(fill in appropriate noun or adjective here) on the grounds that it's too 'edgy' i would respectfully disagree on these grounds:

Robin: i can live with him bearing a grudge against Bats. but from what i've seen, i am reminded of 'attack of the clones' Anakin. pouty, whiny, petulant and heavy on the entitled brat motif. i can see outbursts of anger against the criminals but as was pointed out the 'f- bat-man' line was heavy on the childish side.

Raven: instead of the moody, somewhat dark and torn half demon girl, we get somewhat angst filled emo girl who studies cliches instead of magic and ancient lore. there's no pain or foreboding about her.

Starfire: ugh. they could have been more true to her established appearance for one thing, pull up pretty much any starfire cosplay and you have a better example. no she doesn't have to be the comedic focus of the movie with her misunderstanding of earth but she could be a good counterbalance to Robin and provide some middle ground.

i don't know about beast boy or any other characters but with what i've seen, i don't think they will be enough to save this.

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There they go again lol Guys, we gotta make this DARK as hell. It's gonna be good! It's worked so well in the past for us! Gotta go dark guys. Everything at night, hard to see, washed out tones. It's cool guys! LOL

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The glass breaking at the end showing the title looked like fucking crap, looks cheap, i'm ok with Robin murdering people left and right, go all punisher on criminals, thats cool, i can't no longer stand pussy "heroes" like Luke cage and Jessica jones whose serie's plot could be resolved in the first episode if they actually had the strenght to do what should be done, if you catch my meaning.

I however, HATE the emo/twilight shit they are doing with Raven. Also, Starfire looks like a hooker from Chicago,

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Just recently I watched the first couple of episodes of Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, incredibly well written, acted and well, just all around great. DC needs to give it up, they'll never be a able to match the good Marvel stuff on tv. To be sure, not Everything Marvel is a hit, Inhumans was a failure and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D needed a couple of seasons to get really good, but still, most Marvel on TV is very good. 'Nuff said.

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I'd say DC should just walk away from live action TV and movies and stick to what they're good at, animation...but apparently someone's watching their live action stuff, so maybe I'm wrong.

::watches trailer again::

Nope, I'm right, CW fans are wrong.

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This looks bad. The idea was bad. And you’re bad for thinking it looks good.

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Reminds me of Watchmen a bit.

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@sebb: No

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@JIMDOG4442002: lol no? It does remind me a little bit. The gritiness of it.

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@sebb: It tries too hard to be dark.

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@JIMDOG4442002: true.

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So they're changing Raven's story quite a bit, then... Meh.

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Good lord what the hell is happening at DC? Having a dark theme is fine but this is some shit a 13 year old would make. "Wow did you see that he totally killed those dudes and said the F word how cool!!!!!!"

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@icing: Killed, with guns man, you mad cause you can't handle this edge.

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So they gave Jason Todd's personality to Dick Grayson... whoa, that's original.

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Batman would make an exception to kill Robin for that remark.

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Don't know the source material, but this looks bad.

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Yeah, no.

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Meh...strikes me as too teeny-bopper-emo....like I'll have to spend the whole time watching it trying to ignore how badly overacted and hyperbolic their feefees are.

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I'll reserve judgement until I see it, but very little about this looks good.

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"sometimes, when I feel the darkness, it feels...good"

Holy hell, whoever wrote this really reached far back in the annals of their middle school diary for these lines.

DC's just content at this point with letting marvel run a train on them.

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What is the obsession with feeling the need to go super dark with this stuff. I mean I have no problem with being a bit mature or serious but what of a lot of these studios are doing just goes overboard with it.

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@phoenix1289: Don't forget "stupid." Dark AND stupid.

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Edgelord.

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I'll give it a shot

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Damn...that was rough. Just got back from the hospital after needing to get stitches from all the edge this trailer had to it.

But seriously...this looks terrible. Just grade-A, top notch awful.

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Oh yeah?

F*** U, you teenage Twighlight watching Hot Topic influenced side kick. You're not worth the 2$ CGI they spent on you in the trailer.

These spin-off series man, getting on my nerves!

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@proceeder: The worst part is that both Twilight and Hot Topic are older than this cast.

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This looks nice and all, but they just changed so much what Teen Titans was, and they ignored even then newest cartoon reboot of Teen Titans, where Robin became Nightwing and grew up like Starfire and new Teen Titan Robin was Damien Wayne and still young Raven and those latter have fling now. And Raven always knew she was and where she came from, and what was her burden and powers.

They basically just messed it up and replaced it with gory violence.

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I got the subscription. A big DCU fan. Disappointed in a couple of their live action movies but this subscription will be worth it. The new take on Robin is interesting. Not feeling the Starfire character but I will give it a chance. Great to watch the animated series, Young Justice and the their great animated movies

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This honestly looks like a fanmade trailer. Nothing about this felt like it’s gonna be a professionally made show. I thought this was a joke.

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First Bat-man and Robin

then Bat-man v. Superman

followed by Suicide Squad, Justice League and the final nail... the last Jedi with Mary 'Leia' Poppins.

now this...look Hollywood i don't know what you THINK we did to you, but stop hating us with all of this please...

and DC definitely doesn't stand for detective comics where the movies are involved.

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@lkk102466:

Dude, everything you just said was brilliant. Couldn't articulate it any better.

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"F*** Batman" - Dick Grayson

Yeah, hard pass on this one.

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Why does this crap keep happening??? Who are they marketing to?

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@quag-daddy: yeah...this definitely puts Infinity War to shame...Marvel's so doomed, here come the Titans....sigh

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The negative flashes at the beginning and glass breaking effect at the end are the most interesting aspects of the trailer. Like, who TF saw that and said, "Yup, looks good."

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