‘Titans’ Star Brenton Thwaites Explains Why He Turned Down ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Appearance

The Titans showed up briefly in the Arrowverse crossover.

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Titans star Brenton Thwaites recently revealed why he decided against a more prominent appearance in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Crisis on Infinite Earths notably brought the DC Multiverse closer together than ever before with appearances from Ezra Miller’s The Flash, Brandon Routh returning as his Superman, Tom Welling as Smallville‘s Clark Kent, Kevin Conroy as an evil Bruce Wayne, and even Burt Ward from Batman ’66. Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson and the Titans also appeared briefly at the end of the crossover event, but it could’ve been more.

During the Titans panel at Motor City Comic Con, Brenton Thwaites revealed that he could’ve had a more significant role in Crisis on Infinite Earths and talked about why he decided against it:

I actually decided not to do that. I mean I know that my image is in it. But I… I declined because of the reason I said before, we’re creatively a different show, and I’m very proud of Titans. You know, all of the people involved, the camera crew, the writers, the producers; And to just bring in another show and crossover and say, let our characters we’ve developed and we’ve brought to the screen – you know, the costumes we’ve designed, the relationships that we’ve developed, the emotional arcs and journeys that we’ve gone on. It’s not better or worse, it’s just different, unique. And I find it’s creatively a little bit of a… attention grab, I think, to crossover if it doesn’t really support both storylines. If it does, great. If the stories are really enriched and kind of drawn out and follow this wonderful arc that interweaves with the other then fantastic. But if it’s really just for a cross-promotional thing then it feels funny to be a part of it.”

In a separate interview with Cosmic Circus, Brenton Thwaites spoke in more detail about opting out of doing Crisis on Infinite Earths:

“Um… if you… it’s a different deal thing, right? If you crossover to a different show, they treat it like a different job, and you know you gotta fly to that place, although the studio and whoever’s in charge will make it work, I feel like… you know, you get a choice, right? You get a choice to read the script, to study the project and, you know, to be a part of what you want to be a part of; and uh… it was just not something that I wanted to do at the time. I mean, whether I believed that it should cross over or not, it’s not really beside the point, I just think that… you know, Titans is such a unique show, the way it looks, the way it feels, the characters, and I kind of… I don’t know, I selfishly want to preserve, you know, the uniqueness of that.”

Will The Titans Crossover In Future DC Projects?

With DC embracing the Multiverse on the big screen with Ezra Miller’s The Flash film, would Brenton Thwaites and the Titans show up in a feature? Titans is one of HBO Max’s premiere shows, with its fourth season currently filming. The Flash film is rumored to include a crossover with the Grant Gustin series, so more DCTV characters could follow.

Here is the official synopsis for Titans season three:

Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw our heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Minka Kelly as Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Joshua Orpin as Superboy, Chelsea Zhang as Rose, Curran Walters as Red Hood, and Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne.

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Source: Cosmic Circus

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.