Following up recent news of casting for the forthcoming DC TV series Titans, it seems the production has found its Dick Grayson in actor Brenton Thwaites. Known for his role in the
godawful Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But we’re sure this casting news will be more of a win.
Here’s what Geoff Johns, president of DC Entertainment had to say about the news:
Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.
The actor will be joining the recently cast Anna Diop who will play Starfire and Teagan Croft who is set to play Raven.
It is also reported that Dick Grayson may not start out right away as Nightwing, so we may be seeing Thwaites’ character in between transition from Robin to Nightwing.
Titans live-action series will debut on DC’s new digital network alongside Young Justice Season 3.