All posts by Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about comic book TV since 1995 with Lois & Clark. He is the author of five official companion books for the TV series Smallville.

Yes, Starfire Will Get A Comics-Accurate Costume On Titans

Almost every view that fans have gotten of Anna Diop as Kory a.k.a. Starfire on DC Universe’s Titans (premiering October 12 on DC Universe) has had the character in an outfit that many have said unkind things about. Even with that said, no official look has been released as Starfire in a comic-accurate costume.

ComicBook.com asked Diop about this and she did, indeed, confirm that she will have Starfire’s traditional look.

“As soon as I put it on, everyone was flipping out,” she said. “It’s awesome because it’s something that so many people have seen for so long and it means so much to people and this is the first time we’re bringing it to life, but you know — our story takes its time. It takes its time, it’s an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone’s always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It’s a ride, and it’s a fun one.”

Titans Renewed For Season 2!

Some big news to come from New York Comic Con: Titans has already been renewed for Season 2 ahead of its series premiere!

We’ve already heard about characters like Jason Todd and Donna Troy coming later in Season 1… could they be a part of Season 2? We’ll have to see! In any event, this is big news for now!

Seasons 1 and 2 will be available exclusively in the United States on the DC Universe app. The show will officially premiere Friday, October 12, and episodes will roll out on a weekly basis.

Doom Patrol News: Matt Bomer Is Larry Trainor aka Negative Man

Matt Bomer has finally landed a big role in a DC project… and it’s not as Superman! (What gives?)

Brendan Fraser appeared at New York Comic Con prior to the Titans world premiere to announce that Matt Bomer (White Collar) has joined Doom Patrol as the voice of Negative Man, and he will appear as Larry Trainor in flashback scenes! Bomer surprised fans with a special video greeting from the show’s Atlanta sets.

Playing the bandaged Negative Man will be Matthew Zuk.

In addition to Fraser and Bomer, Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody. Read more about Doom Patrol here!

DC Universe Releases Titans Character Videos

DC Universe has released character videos for Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Starfire (Anna Diop), and Raven (Teagan Croft), and we’re happy to see that if the early episodes are a bit on the overly dark side, there seems to be some levity to come. The Beast Boy video, in particular, is a lot of fun.

Titans is coming our way October 12, exclusively on the DC Universe subscription service.

Check them out below:

New Titans Poster Art Features Some Familiar Looks

DC has released some new Titans poster art in anticipation of the October 12 launch on DC Universe.

While obviously some artistic license is taken, check it out: Starfire is orange! Beast Boy is green! F— Batman!

All is right in the world; well, except that Starfire is still in that awful outfit with the fur coat.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r/Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth/Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. The original series will be released weekly on the DC Universe platform beginning October 12.

Titans: DC Daily Shows Robins In Action

In honor of Batman Day, DC Universe’s “DC Daily” show has released a special Titans preview clip on today’s installment — a clip featuring Robins Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and Jason Todd (Curran Walters) in action… and/or comparing notes on an elevator.

Best Robin Tim Drake sat this one out.

Dick Grayson is, of course, a part of Titans from the very first episode which will be released October 12 on the DC Universe app. We’ll be seeing Jason Todd later on in the first season, with there even being an episode called “Jason Todd!”

Details on how and where you can subscribe to DC Universe can be found here. You can see the new clip below!

New Photos Confirm Curran Walters As Jason Todd

Here at TitansTV we reported on Curran Walters playing Jason Todd, oh… about seven months ago. But today, IGN exclusively revealed some photos of Walters in character from the first season of Titans, therefore officially confirming his presence.

For those who don’t know the comics, Jason Todd was the second Robin who followed Dick Grayson in the role. He famously died in the “Death in the Family” storyline but was later revealed as the very alive Red Hood, an alias he currently uses in DC Comics. There’s a Titans episode called “Jason Todd” coming up so chances are good that we’ll be seeing him there.

“What I really love about [Jason] as a character is the unbridled sense of self that he has – there’s a lack of… maybe self-awareness, but for sure self-consciousness in terms of how he comports himself and how he moves through the world,” Titans Executive Producer Greg Walker told IGN. “He’s completely seemingly unaffected by darkness – he kind of embraces it or walks right through it. He’s a breath of fresh air and that’s what I love about him, he’s got a punk rock, no-holds-barred attitude that’s massively unburdened. There’s a lot of energy that comes with that.”

“It’s kind of like one of those classic covers of the books, original versus number 2, and in many ways, you really see that [in the photos]. This encapsulates the tension, the energy between these two guys. It’s like running into your ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, minus the sexual tension,” Walker added. “You get to watch Dick Grayson struggle when he sees another Robin and how that Robin is different and has a different relationship with ‘dad.’ And the second child gets away with stuff the first child would never get away with in a family, and ours is really a family show.”

You can find the IGN piece here, and the photos below.

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