It looks like Robin is getting ready to step on his own spotlight sans crime fighting partner Batman. On Friday, Warner Brothers released the first image of the Boy Wonder as played by Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites.
The moody character photo shows a side profile of Robin with the dark clouds on the background and his bo staff weapon resting on his shoulder.
From what is shown on the image, the iconic costume is faithful to the comics overall, somewhat a combination of the classic look from the animated Teen Titans and the modernized version we see in Arkham video games.
Designed by Laura Jean Shannon (who is also credited for Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jingle Book), the stylized outfit incorporates the red and green with the yellow R badge, color palettes that followed the character’s costume since its introduction in 1940 by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson.
The actor is clearly excited about his new role. “Here we go!!! First fight scene with my R Kicking ass in a downtown Gotham alleyway. #robinrevealed #titans,” says Thwaites on Twitter. Thwaites recently appeared in this summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and in 2016’s Gods of Egypt.
Based on various incarnations of the characters from DC Comics, the upcoming tv series follows the young group of superheroes known as Titans, with Thwaites’ Robin as the leader of the band of heroes which also includes Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft), Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Hank Hall / Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger / Dove (Minka Kelly), and Amy Rohrbach (Lindsey Gort).
Titans is set to launch in 2018 on DC Comics new digital service.