Titans star Brenton Thwaites has revealed that he originally thought he had been cast as Dick Grayson for DC’s solo Nightwing film.
Titans originally gained something of an infamous reputation before it even aired thanks to its initial trailer. In it, Brenton Thwaites character disowned Batman before brutally attacking criminals. While the final product turned out far better, it none the less set the stage for the rocky relationship that Dick Grayson had with his adoptive father. But, as Brenton Thwaites tells it, he originally thought he was being cast as something else altogether.
During a recent QnA session on Rotton Tomatoes’ Instagram account, Brenton Thwaites revealed that originally he didn’t think that he signed on for the Titans show. Rather he thought that he had signed on to the solo Nightwing film and how he was inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy:
“When I signed on to Nightwing, I was inquiring about the film. I was originally inspired by Nolan’s Batman, and, in my brain, I imagined doing this amazing Nightwing film. There was a film floating around Warner Bros. for a while, but it was to be Ben Affleck’s Nightwing.”
You can see Brenton Thwaites full QnA below:
What do you all make of Brenton Thwaites’ words? Would you have rather seen the Titans star in a solo Nightwing film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Titans season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series 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, and Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne.
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