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.
Some official preview images have been released to promote the first two episodes of Titans on DC Universe!
Titans premieres Friday, October 12 and the new photos — from episodes titled “Titans” and “Hawk and Dove” — feature several key figures, including Robin/Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites), Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), Starfire/Koriand’r (Anna Diop). Hawk/Hank Hall (Alan Ritchson), and Dove/Dawn Grainger (Minka Kelly!)
There’s some superhero action within as well as some quiet moments.
Titans is part of the DC Universe subscription service that has a whole lot of original material. You can subscribe to DC Universe at DCUniverse.com. (TitansTV is not affiliated with DC Universe)
Enjoy the gallery of new stills below!
Via “UberKryptonian” on Twitter, some photos have surfaced online from the Atlanta filming location of Doom Patrol, revealing our first looks at several characters!
These photos include Riley Shanahan as the man inside of Robotman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, and Dwain Murphy as Negative Man.
Atlanta has been home to several superhero and TV movie productions, so it’s almost not surprising that these actors were caught outside. Though… hopefully we’ll at least get red and white costumes for some of these folks eventually?
Doom Patrol is coming in 2019 to the DC Universe streaming service. Follow @DoomPatrolTV on Twitter for more updates as they become available!
Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane - Doom Patrol
DC Universe has released some official character portraits for Titans which premieres Friday, October 12 on the DC Universe service.
The premiere date for DC Universe was released tonight as September 15 during the DC Daily live stream. This was also where the Titans Season 1 premiere date was announced. One episode will be released per week with 12 in total.
The new cast gallery photos feature Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, and Anna Diop as Starfire. The photos were seen during the stream but here they are without tags! Enjoy!
(You can click on the photos in the slide show for a larger look.)
As Titans wrapped its first season, Brenton Thwaites gifted the other members of his show’s cast and crew with a “Dick Pick” – a guitar pick from himself, the actor playing Dick Grayson. The classic Titans logo from the Marv Wolfman and George Perez era is printed on it.
He also included a note with the show’s logo and a poem.
Titans is due to hit the DC Universe service later in 2018. Follow @TitansTV on Twitter to keep up with show updates!
Big news for the DC streaming service!
First off, Titans now has an official logo which you can see above. Nifty, right?
It has also been announced that the long-untitled DC streaming service has a name: “DC Universe.” And if that’s not enough, Titans is getting company in the form of a Swamp Thing series!
Keep following @TitansTV on Twitter for more updates as they come in!
Warner Bros. Television has released a first-look photo at two more characters from the upcoming Titans live-action series for the DC Comics streaming service!
This time the spotlight falls on Hawk (Hank Hall, as played by Alan Ritchson) and Dove (Dawn Granger, as played by Minka Kelly), with suits designed by Laura Jean Shannon (Black Lightning, Iron Man, The Jungle Book).
Titans comes from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service will be operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
Take a look at the photo of the two actors in costume below. For Ritchson, that’s certainly an upgrade from his Aquaman look from Smallville, right?
Photo Credit: Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, TITANS is an all-new live-action drama series that 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 (Brenton Thwaites) 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.