Another day, another dollar, another chance for DC to rule the internet airwaves, with more “line-in-the-sand” moves. Today’s bit comes in the form of an official trailer for the company’s up-coming live action take on the popular Teen Titans comic, simply titled Titans. Take a gander.
Well, that just about hits all the expected hallmarks once comes to associate with the DCCU these days. Wait, what? Titans is a TV series. A Web Tv series, at that? You had us fooled. From what we can gather, through the dense pitch black lens everything is shot through, things don’t look too cheery in this world. Raven (Teegan Croft) has a darkness inside her that she’s worried will consume her. Rain seems to be falling endlessly. Everyone’s favorite boy wonder, Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites),best known as Robin, says a naughty word. After killing a gaggle of thugs, squishing one’s face with his trademark boots. Elsewhere. Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Starfire (Anna Diop) help provide a sense of color, while still beating up bad guys.
Look, this all looks very weird and is presented in a way to maximize ire. While it’s difficult to get a sense of what’s really going on here, or what the story will focus on. Overtime, specially this next week with the San Diego ComicCon in full effect, more details will emerge. For now, this looks awfully weird, but sure to have more than a fair share of fans.
You’d also be hard pressed to see the connective tissue between this Titans take and the majority of offerings under the CW banner, but it’s there. Mostly in the form of executive producer Greg Berlanti, along with DC mainstay Geoff Johns. The most interesting name listed as a creator of the show, is that of Akiva Goldsman. That name either will fill you with delight, or cause you to shudder. Either way, it gives a good indication of where this all could be heading. The other twist with all this is that the show be part of the new DC Universe streaming platform. Think of it as what CBS did with Star Trek Discovery.
As is the case with any reactionary reveal, we turn now to you, dear readers. What do you make of all this? Are you ready to sign up for another streaming platform? Do you prefer your comic tv series to be bright and plucky, dark dark dark, or a mix of the two? Do you think that Robin is really that hardcore and murdery, or is that some type of hallucination or misdirect? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to keep an eye out for more news on this one.