A new set photo and video from upcoming Titans live-action series provides a great behind-the-scenes look at the costumes of Robin, Hawk, and Dove. With the amount of movies and television shows adapted from the world of superhero comics nowadays, there’s seemingly little patience for costumes to not be an accurate representation of the character’s look in the funny books. Gone are the days when heroes traded in their brightly colored spandex for suits made entirely out of black leather. And the newest addition to the DC Universe of television shows has impressed with some of its comics-accurate costuming.
So far, the series has only officially released a few shots of the final looks of its characters, giving audiences a moody glimpse at Brenton Thwaites’ Robin, as well as Hawk and Dove, played by Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson. Those official images have yet to be followed up with additional characters, like Starfire (Anna Diop), Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), and Raven (Teagan Croft), but a handful of set photos demonstrated just how fussy (and embarrassing) audiences can be when changes to characters are made to better faciliate their transition to live action.
With that unfortunate incident hopefully behind them, the stars of Titans are once again sharing a closer look at their costumes, and in one case are caught relaxing in full superhero garb. You can take a look at Kelly and Ritchson having some fun (in costume) with a social media filter, while Thwaites kicks back for a minute in his Robin outfit.
Repostfrom @minkakelly Minka Kelly’s IG Story with Alan Ritchson Plus Brenton Thwaites #Titans stars #BrentonThwaites as #DickGrayson, #AnnaDiop as #Starfire, #TeaganCroft as #Raven, #LindseyGort as #DetectiveAmyRohrbach, #AlanRitchson as #Hawk, #MinkaKelly as #Dove, and #RyanPotter as #BeastBoy. Here’s the official synopsis: . . “Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.” . . Titans is set to premiere sometime in 2018 with 13-episodes on DC’s upcoming digital service.
With its team of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, plus DC Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, and Arrowverse architect Greg Berlanti, Titans has a lot of creative talent behind it, which the series will need considering it’s slated to launch yet another streaming service. The race to create a digital content library — filled primarily with superhero shows, apparently — and for a piece of viewers’ ever-thinning subscription dollars has resulted in some interesting choices by studios looking to make a big splash with their streaming debuts.
So far, Warners’ Titans looks as though it will offer an interesting alternative to The CW’s Arrowverse, but also give fans of the younger-skewing superhero team a platform where there are fewer restrictions on things like runtime and content. If it’s successful, the service may also offer up an intriguing alternative to other streaming services, at least for fans who’re looking to spend their money on yet another live-action DC Comics fix.
Titans is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.