The first trailer for DC Universe’s Titans featured a controversial moment in which Dick Grayson / Robin delivers the infamous “F**k Batman” line. While a significant number of fans weren’t thrilled about the scene, actor Brenton Thwaites explained the importance of the line during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Thwaites revealed that the scene was actually one of the additions made during reshoots after producers wanted to establish the tone of the series:
“We’d already shot that alley fight scene before, and there was no punch to it. There was no real exclamation mark. I think the producers wanted something that would kind of set the tone for the whole show.”
The line also clarifies that the series won’t be about Batman, according to Thwaites:
“It’s a show that isn’t about Batman, and I think it’s important for people to know that and maybe not be disappointed that they’re not going to see Batman jumping from the ceiling and beating up a hundred guys, because it’s not Batman, it’s a story about the Titans, essentially. I feel like ‘F— Batman’ says that in two words.”
Thwaites elaborated on how the series is centered on Robin after his time fighting alongside Batman:
“The whole point of [the show] is to tell the story of Robin breaking away from Batman and a life of fighting crime that he didn’t exactly agree with, and beginning the search for his own identity and his own moral center.”
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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 loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans premieres on Friday, October 12 on the DC Universe.
Source: Entertainment Weekly