There are a lot of bad superhero costumes out there. This is not one of them.
Warner Bros. Television has released a first look at Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin, in DC’s upcoming Titans show.
And this look … isn’t awful?
The Robin super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others.
Known as the Teen Titans in DC Comics canon, the team’s notable members have included Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg — freshly famous from Justice League — as well as other famous sidekicks including Kid Flash, Aqualad and Wonder Girl.
There have been numerous comics and TV shows that have followed the Titans in their various iterations, but now they’re getting their own live-action show on DC’s yet-to-be-named streaming service, which will launch some time next year, executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Akiva Goldsman and DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.
Robin’s new look appears to be a combination of his costume in the Arkham video games and the old-school animated Teen Titans version of the character — including his signature bo staff.
Titans is slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.