Since the announcement of DC Universe’s flagship series Titans, fans expected to see Brenton Thwaites’ Dick Grayson transform from Robin to Nightwing. Well, thanks to a keen-eyed fan walking past a night shoot, we get our first glimpse of the Titans Nightwing costume. For those who’ve not kept up with the surprisingly good series, Grayson burned his Robin costume near the end of the last season. This means that for the first few episodes of Titans’ second season, he doesn’t have a costume to wear. This is especially problematic for him since his identity as a superhero is still a secret. So, how and when he transitions into Nightwing is one of the big moments fans are waiting for in the show. It appears that by the end of the season, Titans Nightwing costume will make its proper debut. Check out the set photos below taken from Reddit!
Titans Nightwing Costume Keeps It Simple
Image by Canadian_Dracula via Reddit
Characters like Ryan Potter’s Gar Logan (Beast Boy) and Teagan Croft’s Rachel Roth (Raven) don’t really have costumes. Their civilian outfits hearken to their comic book aesthetics, but they aren’t accurate to what we see in the comics. The outfits for characters like Robin, Hawk, and Dove, however, are so comics-accurate it’s almost unbelievable that they work for such an adult-themed series. Likely, this means that our as-yet uncostumed characters will end up in something like the outfits fans are used to seeing in the Titans books. Along with the Titans Nightwing costume, we also catch glimpses of both Joshua Orpin’s Connor Kent (Superboy) and Chelsea Zhang’s Rose Wilson (Ravager). Ravager wears a costume that looks ripped straight from the pages of the comics, and a tweet from an unknown source shows that it looks quite like the Deathstroke armor from the series.
Images by Canadian_Dracula via Reddit
The Other Cool Costume Premiering Soon on Titans
Image via DC Universe
While we will likely have to wait a few more episodes to see Titans Nightwing and the rest in all their glory, we will get a new costumed villain. Michael Mosley will guest star as Doctor Light. In the last episode we saw him broken out of prison, presumably by Deathstroke. It seems like he will get to face off against Jason Todd’s Robin and then the rest of the Titans, all in civilian clothes. You can see his costume in the promo photo above, and it looks pretty cool. The Titans trailer teased this confrontation, and it looks as if it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. It’s unclear if Doctor Light will be a recurring villain or just a one-off problem that Esai Morales’ Slade Wilson throws in their way.
Already Titans season 2 features more action and costumes than the first season. With the addition of Iain Glen’s Bruce Wayne and flashbacks to the early days of the group, this series has a lot of potential. Though, it may end up facing the problem that Supergirl faced early on. Most of these characters are derivative of other heroes in the DC Universe, ones that can’t appear on the show. It will be strange for Superboy or Wonder Girl to be a big part of this series only to never see their more famous counterparts and mentors. Still, at least we get Krypto!
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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.