In honor of Batman Day on Saturday, Titans released a clip that is near and dear to our hearts showing prodigal son Dick Grayson/Nightwing (Brenton Thwaites) meeting his rougher-around-the-edges replacement, Jason Todd/Robin (Curran Walters).
There isn't a single incarnation of the Batman and Robin story in which Dick Grayson, the first Robin, and Batman, part ways amicably, and it looks as though Titans isn't about to alter that particular bit of lore when it debuts in October. While Nightwing has a pile of angst dangling over his head as he tries to move past the Boy Wonder moniker and resolve his daddy issues (so many daddy issues), Jason Todd seems to be having the time of his life -- he even gets to drive the Batmobile, much to Nighty's apparent consternation. Check out the clip below.
"You get to watch Dick Grayson struggle when he sees another Robin and how that Robin is different and has a different relationship with 'dad.' And the second child gets away with stuff the first child would never get away with in a family, and ours is really a family show."
He continued: "The whole thing is a study in contrasts between the two Robins and the ways that they were raised, or how the shadow -- or lack of shadow -- hangs over the two of them individually."
Based on the level of gore and angst present in the first trailer that was released for Titans a few weeks back, I'm going to go ahead and assume he means "family show" the same way I talk about Boogie Nights being a heartwarming family film, which it totally is.
Titans debuts on Friday, Oct. 12 on DC Universe, the joint streaming service created by DC Comics and Warner Brothers Digital Network.