A new report just confirmed Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the famous hero for Titans, and the Internet has lots to say about it.
Rumors have circulated that actors like Drake Bell were up for the role, but the Pirates of the Caribbean actor nabbed the coveted role, according to Deadline. The Australian actor got his big break in the swashbuckling franchise’s latest film, and he will make his U.S. TV debut in Titans.
Fans agree that Thwaites’ casting was not one they saw coming, but the actor has proven his chops. Most of social media is busy worrying over whether the star’s booty is up to snuff for the role. However, there are fans pushing back against the casting for other reasons.
Some netizens are questioning the casting in light of Grayson’s ethnicity. The comics canonically addressed the hero’s half-Romani heritage in the past, and it was briefly brought up in Rebirth. The casting is being brought up in light of Ed Skrein’s casting in the Hellboy reboot and subsequent debacle. The actor dropped out of the film after being cast in a traditionally Asian-American role, causing fans to praise the actor for his decision.
However, as you can see below, the majority of fans are supporting Thwaites and his casting. If you want to share your own thoughts on the Nightwing actor, you can hit us up on Twitter @ComicBook to tell us your opinions!
Brenton Thwaites isn't the actor I immediately think when I say Dick Grayson/nightwing but the guy is actually a good actor so there is that— Nic 🌈🏳️🌈🌈 (@IamNicCastillo) August 31, 2017
Thwaites' casting may have come out of nowhere, but fans are pleasantly surprised by the decision. If the boy can hold his own against Johnny Depp, there's hope yet for the Titans show.
Okay I'm gonna look at pics of Brenton Thwaites ass. Dick Grayson's tooshie must be done justice pic.twitter.com/bnFKuVubgj— Carlos (@dyrne) August 31, 2017
DC Comics has not been subtle about its love of Nightwing's rear as of late, and it looks like fans expect Titans to uphold the character's booty.
Nightwing has officially been cast!! pic.twitter.com/vrhfw7cxiS— Harry (@GCPD97) August 31, 2017
If this GIF doesn't sum up your feelings about the Nightwing casting, what possibly could?
Brenton Thwaites cast as Richard Grayson/Nightwing. He's got the face but does he have the booty? no homohttps://t.co/D4pruSm34b— Big Willie (@Hav3nsblade) August 31, 2017
The world is going to need one brave mathematician to step up and do some slope equations for Nightwing. You know, because science.
Never heard of the guy, but not a bad casting.
*Brenton Thwaites* pic.twitter.com/cb2M5MIJih— Boyce (@DeepBoyce) August 31, 2017
Thwaites may not be a household name, but the actor is starting to get his due in the States. The Australian actor already has a loyal following across the pond, so it is just a matter of time before America catches up.