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SDCC Kicks Off With Scary Dark Titans Trailer!

I am very excited for live action Robin on the new TV show Titans. So I’m also very excited to see this thing for myself. Well the first trailer has arrived to kick off San Diego Comic-Con, and it’s dark and brutal as all hell!

It’s like…how do we go for the complete opposite of Teen Titans Go! on every conceivable level? I think it’s a bold choice, and not one I’m very confident that DC can pull off.

But hey, it’s a serious, live action Robin, so you better believe I’m going to give it a chance! This sort of thing only comes around once in a generation! Hopefully DC doesn’t screw it up like they did with Chris O’Donnell.

Also in SDCC news from DC Comics, Grant Morrison is coming back to write a police procedural Green Lantern comic, and I near about blew my lid! That is, like, everything I could possibly want from Green Lantern comics. I’m really excited about this one!

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Live Action Robin Looks Hella Cool!

DC and Warner Bros. held some sort of press conference on their DC Universe streaming service this morning, and I was not invited. I’m never invited to any of these things. I don’t mind, though, because I’m nobody special.

You can read all of the details here. Basically, it’s gonna be a streaming service with some new DC shows, like Titans and a Harley Quinn cartoon, which should be awesome. I’ll find ways to watch all of it. Plus the service will have all the classic DC cartoons and movies.

What I really wanted to draw everyone’s attention to was the awesome Robin shots that came along with the press conference. Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson looks hella damn cool!

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I’m pretty sure I’ve been waiting my whole life for this image

That is a gorram viable live action Robin costume and you all know it! So don’t let Hollywood feed you any nonsense that Robin can’t work in a live action, serious Batman movie. This costume proves it, and I’m sure the show will too.

Robin is awesome, end of story.

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Check Out Hawk and Dove!

The awesome Titans costumes just keep coming! We saw Robin a few weeks ago, and it was great. So here’s Hawk and Dove, which also look great!

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They look like they mean some kind of business

I am honestly kind of excited for this show now. I didn’t have much faith in it ever happening — because sometimes I still can’t believe that we live in a world of awesome, live action superhero everything — but now I can’t wait to see this show in action!

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First Look at Live Action Robin!

Check out this awesome bit of costuming! We got the great news a couple weeks ago that actor Brenton Thwaites would play Robin in the upcoming live action Teen Titans show, and now here’s proof!

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That costume looks amazing! I got this pic from DC. The idea that Robin’s colorful costume can totally work in the dark world of Batman is a hill I’m willing to die on. Let’s hope the show actually gets made and the Robin character is awesome — unlike Robin in Teen Titans Go!

This is probably the only live action Robin I’m going to get for a very long time, so I’ve got my hopes up.

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A Teen Titans TV Show? That Would Never Work!

As a personal rule, I don’t believe 95% of all rumored live action superhero shows or movies. I do not think Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark movie is ever going to happen. Let alone Lobo or the Metal Men. But I would have said the same thing back when the Rock was first rumored to be playing Black Adam several years ago – and now that’s a guarantee.

This fall, we’re going to get TV shows for Batman, Flash and Constantine. The Green Arrow show is probably my favorite drama on TV right now. We’re living in a world that Young Sean never thought possible.

Which brings us to today’s new rumor of a live action Teen Titans show, starring Dick Grayson as Nightwing. Apparnetly TNT is nearing a pilot consideration.

Crossover potential? 

I don’t know how I feel about this possibility.

On the one hand, I don’t believe it. I believe that TNT would love to have a show as successful as Arrow, and jumping on the DC superhero bandwagon is an easy way to do just that these days. I don’t doubt that someone at TNT would love to make this show.

I just…heck, I would love to make this show. I need to stop being a cynic. If this show became a reality, I would watch the Hell out of a live action Teen Titans show. I love Arrow, I put up with the whole season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I’m definitely going to watch Constantine, Gotham and The Flash, even though I hated the pilot for that last one (more on that in the future).

I love both Teen Titans cartoons. I mostly loved Young Justice, especially the first season. And I love the idea of a Dick Grayson TV show so much that I’ve been sitting on my own series pitch that I was going to make someday to the King of Hollywood.

I should tell you henchies about that pitch one of these days…

Something like this

There is so much drama, especially teen drama, that could be wrung out of a Teen Titans TV show. Comedy too. How many teen angst shows feature a romance between a hunky circus acrobat orphan and his fiery, orange-skinned alien power princess girlfriend?

Don’t think they’d take it that far? All of the new DC superhero shows are comics accurate, even The Flash! I would imagine this new Titans would be just as comics accurate.

There are probably a lot of people in the world who are getting sick of all the superhero movies and TV shows. I am not one of them. I may not have much faith in them getting made, but that could just be Young Sean talking. He lived in a very different world from our own.

He wouldn’t understand.

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What do you henchies think of a Teen Titans live action show? Or a Nightwing series? What about that Supergirl TV show rumor that’s floating around? Sound off in the comments!

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