It’s almost time, after two seasons of Titans on DC Universe which originally promised to explore Dick Grayson’s transition from Robin, Boy Wonder, to Nightwing, solo vigilante, we finally have our first look at the Nightwing suit.
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Warner Bros. hosted a Super Suit Workshop Open House event where guests were treated to the first look at Dick Grayson’s Nightwing suit.
The suit is comics-accurate, with jet black padding, bluebird insignia across the chest and the signature buttocks padding that Nightwing is famous for being the first male comic-book character for showing off recurrently.
Brendon Thwaites’ Dick Grayson will don the Nightwing suit in the Season 2 finalé, appropriately entitled Nightwing, after finally accepting his role as a hero having given up in recent episodes believing he deserves to be punished for the apparent death of Deathstroke’s son Jericho whom he initially used as a pawn against the deaf Metahuman’s villainous father.
However, after the realisation that Jericho could in fact still be alive, Grayson escaped imprisonment just as his former team attempted to break him out themselves. Now the final two episodes of the season are about Grayson reforming the Titans and saving Jericho from his father, but he’ll, of course, need a new suit and alias after separating himself from his former Boy Wonder alias to distance himself from under Batman’s wing.
Nightwing in the comics symbolised Dick Grayson’s decision to finally step out from former mentor Batman’s shadow and stand in his own light as his own vigilante first with the Titans and also getting a taste for solo missions as Robin.
In Titans, Dick burned his Robin suit towards the end of Season 1 deciding to quit being Robin but not straight away become Nightwing. Season 2 has been about reforming the Titans as an official team and exploring the team’s past in its original incarnation, leading to these last couple of episodes which will see the young vigilante finally take up the Nightwing mantle.
The lineup of costumes, designed by Laura Jean Shannon and built by Creative Character Engineering, also included Jason Todd’s Robin, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Hawk, Dove, Deathstroke and the Ravager suit which will also debut in the next two episodes.
Titans will debut Nightwing suited up in the Titans Season 2 finalé ‘Nightwing’ on November 29 on DC Universe.