The release date for the upcoming live-action DC Universe drama series Titans has been announced.
On the DC Daily live-stream Kevin Smith was able to sit down with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee to discuss Titans where Lee was able to reveal the release date for the series. During the discussion Lee was able to say that Titans will be available on DC Universe on October 12th after it’s world premiere at New York City Comic Con on October 3rd.
Lee also took the time to reveal some new images of the characters from the show and even responded to the backlash that the series received for the gritty trailer that was released last month. It was a dark trailer but as Jim Lee states, it is just a trailer.
“It’s a trailer,” Lee said. “It’s a glimpse at some of the series. But at the end of the day the core concept behind the Titans is that they are a bit lost and broken when they start out. The reason they identify with one another is because they are looking for unity and family and connection to people with whom they see themselves. I think that’s one of the elements that’s stressed in that trailer is that these characters – particularly Robin with his ‘memorable line’ – is trying to reject his past because there’s something that’s happened in Gotham and he’s trying to forge his own path and not fall into the same temptations that he saw his mentor [Batman] fall into. So in that respect I think it’s true to the core concept.”
Lee said he’d spoken with Marv Wolfman, the writer and co-creator of the 1980s The New Teen Titans comic book series, since the trailer debuted, and that Wolfman had nothing but praise for it.
“[Wolfman] said, ‘Look, if I had the opportunity to tell that story without the limitations that I had back in the 80s, I would have been very tempted to tell it this way because that’s how young people talk and feel – they are very emotive and expressive in their language,’” Lee said. “I think that it’s a gracious way to tell this story and shows that stories have to evolve and change with the times.”
With the blessing of a DC giant like Marv Wolfman, Titans may be in better hands than fans had initially assumed when the trailer took the audience by surprise.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Dwain Murphy as Negative Man, Jake Michaels as Cliff Steel, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, with Curran Walters set to appear as Jason Todd.
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
What do you think of this? Are you excited for Titans? Let us know in the comments below!