DC Universe Series ‘Titans’ Debuts NSFW First Trailer: ‘F— Batman’ (Video)

The first live-action series for DC Comics’ streaming service debuts in late 2018

Last Updated: July 19, 2018 @ 7:31 AM

If you’re wondering how adult-oriented Warner Bros./DC Comics’ upcoming streaming service DC Universe will be, you have an answer: really f—ing adult.

And to emphasize that point, in the first trailer for “Titans,” the live-action adaptation of DC’s long-running superhero team “Teen Titans,” Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson gives the following crude response to some thugs who ask him if he’s got Batman with him: “F— Batman.”

The series focuses on a band of soon-to-be superheroes recruited from across the DC Comics universe and led by Dick Grayson, a.k.a. the original Robin, who emerges from the shadows some time after quitting as Batman’s sidekick.

Thwaites (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) plays Grayson, who is lured back into the superheroics game by half-demon hero Raven (Teagan Croft). And as you’ll see in the trailer, he seems like maybe he’s pretty unhappy with his former benefactor. See for yourself above in the full trailer, unveiled on the first day of San Diego Comic-Con.

The series is based on DC’s long-running young superheroes team “Teen Titans,” which first banded together in 1964 on the pages of DC’s “The Brave and the Bold,” consisting of sidekicks Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash.

The team got their own eponymous series in 1966 and has been rebooted several times since with a frequently-changing lineup. The DC Uiverse series is based in part on the 1980s incarnation of the team and in addition to Raven and Robin will include Starfire and Beast Boy.

Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producers for the series that launches in 2018 on the DC-branded streaming service from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Titans” will be the first of four currently announced live-action series created for the DC Universe streaming service, along with “Doom Patrol,” “Swamp Thing” and an unrevealed fourth title.

Watch the trailer above.