Titans Trailer Explained: Read Why Robin Gets Dark in DC’s Live-Action Show and Drops ‘F**k Batman’ Line

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DC has released the first trailer of the upcoming live-action TV series “Titans”, and it looks like the new “The Conjuring” or something. However, fans were more concerned about Robin’s “F**k Batman” at the end of the trailer.

See what Nexter.org knows about it.

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Spookier than ever

Teen Titans, the cartoon version of the upcoming live-action, is kinder and more cheerful, but it’s obvious as it was made for kids and teens. On the contrary, the live-action is darker and resembles the sequel of some kind of a superhero horror.

Titans seem to be the only way DC Universe can survive as the well-known counterpart of the superhero movie distributor, Marvel Studios, is also about to release horror movie about teen mutants entitled “The New Mutants”.

However, DC Universe managed to make the TV show earlier than Marvel Studios, as “The New Mutants” are scheduled for the first of August, 2019, and “Titans” is promised to kick off in 2018.

The series is the first of the projects that are coming on DC’s streaming service, DC Universe. Titans is followed by 2 more live-action shows (Swamp Thing and Doom Patrol) and 2 animated shows (Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders).

What’s up, Robin? 

The first look at the characters introduces us to Raven (Teagan Croft), a girl, possed by demons, is looking for the detective Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) to help to find out what is wrong with her.

It turns out that Grayson is a former circus performer who lost his parents when he was little and becomes Robin, the well-known Batman’s partner. We also get a couple shots of Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Starfire (Anna Diop) in action (btw the visual effects are just awful, hopefully, it won’t be the same in the actual show).

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Looking at the GIF above, you might feel nostalgic for Teen Titans Go!

In the live-action show, Robin breaks the bones of criminals and the main characters reveal the dark sides and the dreams that haunt them. Okay, it’s quite all what we can say about the new trailer, but the question remains: why Robin f-bombs Batman?

Luckily, Polygon has managed to get the answer from DC’s producer and writer Geoff Johns. So why loyal sidekick of Batman is so rude in the first “Titans” trailer?

“The trailer shows a piece of the tone of the show — the show’s not all that,” Johns told Polygon. “But it does make you go, ‘Why is he saying [Fuck Batman?]’ If you look at when Robin first left Batman in the comics, there was a lot of uneasiness and him being lost. Titans is really a series about these different characters that are all lost in their lives; just like the greatest comic book Titans run ever, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, it’s about all these lost characters find one another. And they’re all struggling with something, and Robin is clearly struggling with his past with Batman.

“Really, the DNA of it is in the echo of the original series, cause it had so much drama in that and it was so revolutionary for its time,” Johns said. “We really wanted to lean into the idea that every Titan of these Titans is a doorway into another genre. With Rachel [a.k.a. Raven], it’s the supernatural and the horror, and the first season really focuses on who Raven is and how the Titans galvanize around her. You can see that tone in the trailer clearly.”

So, as we can see, this “Titans” isn’t close to teenage drama, it’s more adult one.

Watch this unexpectedly dark trailer below: 


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