Last week was a big week for DC in terms of news thanks to San Diego Comic-Con. One of the first big pieces of news to kick off the event was the first trailer for Titans. It surprised some fans for its R-rated tone, and included Robin saying “F*ck Batman”. Polygon caught up with Geoff Johns, who is an executive producer on the show, to get his comments on that controversial line from the trailer.
“The trailer shows a piece of the tone of the show — the show’s not all that,” Johns told Polygon. “But it does make you go, ‘Why is he saying [F*ck 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.”
It sounds like we can expect to find out a lot more about Robin and Batman’s troubled past over the course of the show. Titans is scheduled to premiere on DC Universe when the digital service officially launches this fall.