In a recent appearance at New York Comic-Con, Titans actor Alan Ritchson reveled some of the costume problems that come with being Hawk.
During a brief interview, the actor revealed that it takes quite a few people to get him into the costume:
It’s all practical. It takes about eight people to get into that thing.
He went on to reveal the process behind it and how he would look for any excuse not to suit up unless absolutely necessary:
I say no and I’m gonna eat and delay and I’m going to find every excuse not to get into it until they get really upset and then I do and like four people come into the trailer and we start one layer at a time and it’s so tight and so many pieces that have to snap on it’s just like a thirty minute process so I just sort of sit there while they do their thing and eventually it’s on and it looks cool when it’s done. They did a really good job building the suit.
From the sound of things, the people behind the show went the extra mile to make this outfit work and the effort is showing. Despite a poorly received initial trailer at San Diego Comic Con, the advertisement for the show greatly improved, giving us a better idea as to what to expect. Early reviews for Titans have been very positive, holding a high score here on Heroic Hollywood and an 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And from the sound of things it was all due to the pain and suffering of its actors and costume people.
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Bichir, Elliot Knight, April Bowlby, Dwain Murphy, Curran Walters, and Jake Michaels.
The first episode hits the DC Universe streaming next Friday on October 12.