A trailer for Titans has been released. The DC Universe show will debut sometime this fall on the new streaming service and it features Dick Grayson, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy. The price for an annual subscription to DC Universe has also been revealed.
I am a fan of the 2000s Teen Titans cartoon, especially the cool and mysterious Raven. That’s why I have been looking forward to a trailer for Titans. However, now that I have watched it I am a bit unsure about what to think. The show looks too low-budget to properly do justice to incredibly superpowered characters like Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy. We didn’t get to see Garfield turn into a single green-skinned animal once!
Also, it is coming across as a show that’s trying too hard to be gritty. Gotham worked because it leaned into its craziness. The same goes for Riverdale, the Archie Comics adaptation which Titans feels similar to. The writers being aware of the hilarity and messiness of the plots in Riverdale and Gotham has allowed both shows to garner passionate fandoms.
Titans, on the other hand, looks like a series which is going to take itself too seriously in order to be cool and different. All of the main characters look off. The actress they chose to portray Raven looks miscast. Also, Starfire won’t be able to shoot green energy blasts? And what is up with Dick being all broody and hating Batman? He’s acting like Jason Todd.
Say what you want about Teen Titans GO! But the fact remains that the animated series continues to be a hit because it understands the need of comedy in the superhero genre.
The footage shown in the trailer wasn’t a good representation of the Titans. But, fingers crossed, hopefully I’ll be wrong about the show. I say this because as a Teen Titans fan, I want this show to be successful.
Coming to the DC Universe streaming service, an annual subscription will cost you $74.99. The monthly fee will be $7.99, but only pre-orders for an annual subscription have been made available right now.
What do you think of the Titans trailer? Does it make you itch for a subscription? Let us know down below.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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