After the past month or so has seen the upcoming Titans cast Raven and Starfire, the series has now found the one so many of us have been waiting for: Dick Grayson.
As announced by DC Entertainment, Pirates of the Caribbean’s Brenton Thwaites has been brought in to play the iconic Dick. In the live-action Teen Titans show, it’s believed that Grayson will start as Robin before evolving to become Nightwing.
On this news, executive producer Geoff Johns enthused, “Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protégé and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to the project and this character.”
Comics-wise, Grayson, of course, is the longtime sidekick of Batman, the famed Boy Wonder known as Robin. From there, as he matured he went off to Bludhaven to become a hero in his own right: Nightwing. More impressive, at several times over the decades he’s actually stepped up to take over the cape and cowl of Batman. Even more noteworthy, though, Dick Grayson is one of the few comic book characters that everyone seems to universally love! Quite the achievement, no?
Already on board for Titans are Teagan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire, a character who has been romantically tied to Dick over the years. As well as Johns, Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman and Sarah Schecter are developing the series.
The early word on Titans reads:
Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Titans is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
As ever, expect more on Titans as it continues to develop.
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