Leaked 'Titans' teaser unveils dramatic transformation of DC superheroes, including Robin and Raven
The DC Universe series shifts the focus from cult-favorite characters to follows a team of 'lost' heroes including Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven.
From DC bosses Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Arrowverse overlord Greg Berlanti come a brand new superhero show called the 'Titans.'
The web series - an inaugural title of the DC Universe streaming service - in a bid to shift the focus from cult-favorite characters, follows a team of "lost" heroes including Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven. Brought together by similar circumstances, ultimately these heroes will be joining forces to fight evil and protect one of their own.
With less than a month left before the series premiere, promotional videos and trailers have already started surfacing online. But most recently a leaked teaser clip seems to have made its way to the Internet. Check it out below:
Shared via Reddit, at the first glance, the footage doesn't seem to reveal much. However, within seconds the drama heightens as the clip unveils a dramatic transformation of the Titans. Featuring just the visuals of the eyes, the teaser shows Dick Grayson transform into Robin (starring Brenton Thwaites), Rachel Roth into Raven (Teagan Croft), Coriander into Starfire (Anna Diop), and Gar Logan into Beast Boy (Ryan Potter).
In a way, 'Titans' has been in the making for the past four years. First, it was drafted as a potential series for TNT. When the network rejected the pilot, however, the series found a place in DC Universe's stable, which is going to expand in the near future with the launch of DC's streaming service.
“It was an opportunity to do less of a conventional procedural show and more of a 12-hour movie... We could focus more on character and push the envelope, in terms of content," Johns said explaining the process of 'Titans' coming together.
In addition to bringing forth an entire roster of fresh faces, the show is also going to put the spotlight on Robin.
Teasing the part and his experience playing the Batman sidekick, Robin actor Thwaites recently said: "My favorite scenes [were] fighting [alongside] those guys because, one, I feel like the actors that were cast were all brilliant and lovely to work with, and we all got along really well. But also, the scenes were quite difficult and [we had] night shoots in the winter in the snow, so I feel like that camaraderie just in the actors alone hopefully transfers to the TV."
“Jason Todd thinks being Robin is the coolest thing that could ever happen to somebody, and Dick’s experience is vastly different,” adds Johns.
'Titans' is set to premiere on October 12 on DC Universe.