While it is hard to imagine the trailer for ‘Titans‘ having the impact it did without the line “F–k Batman” which Robin threw out, it wasn’t always in the scene. In fact, the line, which Brenton Thwaites who plays the character utters was “thrown in” during reshoots. Even though it hadn’t originally been what was filmed, Thwaites feels that it is the embodiment of his character in the upcoming series on the DC Universe streaming service.
Before the actor gets into how the line resonates with him and audiences, he shares how the line came about:
“We’d already shot that alley fight scene before, and there was no punch to it. There was no real exclamation mark. I think the producers wanted something that would kind of set the tone for the whole show.”
It absolutely has caused the Internet to sit up and take notice once the trailer was released and it isn’t just from seeing Robin swear. As to how this is a showcase on the version of Robin which he’ll be playing:
“It’s a show that isn’t about Batman, and I think it’s important for people to know that and maybe not be disappointed that they’re not going to see Batman jumping from the ceiling and beating up a hundred guys, because it’s not Batman, it’s a story about the Titans, essentially. I feel like ‘F— Batman’ says that in two words.”
I’m thinking a series called ‘Titans’ would hint that we’re seeing a version of Dick Grayson who isn’t currently wanting to be involved with The Dark Knight. However, the animosity between the characters might be a surprise for some who don’t know their full history. With that in mind, starting things off with a “F–k Batman” really does help show that the two had a falling out and make you clearly aware of it without any explanation before the series even premieres.
It will be fun to see how this plays into the interaction between the two Robins when we do finally see them meet.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly