The gaspingly gorgeous Brenton Thwaites – who was soooooo adorbz in Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, as Prince Phillip in Maleficent, and young Henry Turner in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean – remember?! – is donning the little green hot pants to play Robin the Boy Wonder in the straight-to-series drama Titans. The show will debut in 2018 on the DC Comics-branded digital platform.
Titans is a live-action drama series that follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. The story revolves around Dick Grayson, who emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and more. Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter will exec produce.
For the DC challenged:
Dick Grayson is Batman’s famous sidekick, Robin. After Dick’s parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne became Dick’s legal guardian and trained him to fight crime beside him. But after years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor and father figure to his new family, the Titans.
Says executive producer Geoff Johns of Brenton’s casting:
“Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC Universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character,” Johns said.
As I loooooooooove Brenton, and Dick Grayson is one of the hottest characters EVER, I am 110% on board with this…..
Lets ooh and aaah over some pics of Brenton with different hairdos over the years, above and below…
(Top pics: Pacific Coast News; bottom promotional still from Malifecent courtesy of Disney)