To start of San Diego Comic Con 2018, DC released its first trailer for Titans. The show has a lot of excitement going for it as the first DC Universe show, as well as portraying fan favorite characters for the first time in live action. The new trailer showed off a darker side to each character, especially Robin who was going through a violent and edgy time in his life. Writer and producer of the show Geoff Johns responded to this as it took many fans by surprise.
The most talked about part of the trailer is when (after he murders criminals) Robin says “Fuck Batman!” Geoff Johns is a fab favorite executive because of his knowledge of the comics and he had this to say
“The trailer shows a piece of the tone of the show — the show’s not all that, but it does make you go, ‘Why is he saying [Fuck Batman?]’ If you look at when Robin first left Batman in the comics, there was a lot of uneasiness and him being lost. Titans is really a series about these different characters that are all lost in their lives; just like the greatest comic book Titans run ever, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, it’s about all these lost characters find one another. And they’re all struggling with something, and Robin is clearly struggling with his past with Batman. And we’ll learn a lot more about it and what that is and why he is the way he is.”
While not giving any details to why Batman and Robin had a falling out, Johns did give a hint that they wanted to take cues from the original Teen Titans fun of the mid-60’s. Johns went on to add that this show should not be compared to CW shows as “it’s not necessarily a teen drama, but more of an adventure piece.”