In a recent appearance, Titans actor Alan Ritchson seemed to think that Titans is superior to Avengers: Infinity War.
During the appearance, the Hawk actor explained his position on Titans vs. Avengers. In his explanation, however, he seemed to think that character without superpowers equaled a better story:
I think I’m just excited that the fans are finally getting a really raw, human look at superheroes. I think, for me, the reason I don’t go see Infinity War movies or whatever these are is because there’s no stakes in it. Everybody feels invincible all the time.
You know, I play a superhero without any superpowers. How great is that? I still remember the first episode I shot, episode 1.02. Brad Anderson, the director, and I were standing on set and it was the first time that we were shooting where I was in the suit and kicking ass and I walked in and there was a big catwalk. It was high. So he’s like, ‘You’re up there, you’re kind of crushing some beers, and then, you know, you tell Dove, “Let’s go do it” and you jump down and you get in the fight.’ And I was like, ‘Okay… We’ve never had this conversation before, so… do I fly? What are my superpowers? Am I super strong? I can handle a jump that size?’ And he’s like, ‘Good question, good question. Yeah. Let’s go with no superpowers.’ I was like, ‘Okay! Alright! That informs a lot!’
So from then on, I played the guy like he had no superpowers, you know? You get hurt in these fights. I think that’s really cool! Who else has explored that? So, to me, it’s about the humanity. I mean, this guy has a lot of pain. He masks it with pharmaceuticals and codependency. I mean, I and many others I think can relate to those kind of humans struggles and that’s what I’m interested in exploring, and if you do it in a fun, entertaining way through Hawk and Dove and the Titans, all the better. That’s what I’m excited for people to have.
While we may disagree with Richson’s stance on the latest Avengers film, critics seem to agree with him on his stance on Titans.
Despite a very poorly received first trailer, the series vastly improved its marketing later on and has since impressed fans and critics. The show currently holds an 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The second season is already confirmed to be in the works.
What do you all think of Titans so far? Has it exceeded your expectations? Is it as bad as you were dreading it to be? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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 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 is now streaming on DC Universe.