Kevin Smith Weighs In On DC's 'Titans' Trailer
Kevin Smith has officially weighed in on the new Titans trailer that debuted earlier today, and [...]
Kevin Smith has officially weighed in on the new Titans trailer that debuted earlier today, and the lifelong DC Comics fanboy appears to be excited about it.
Smith took to Twitter, retweeting the link to the new video clip and offering his two cents as well.
"When I Was a Kid, Robin would say stuff like 'Holy egg shells, Batman!' But in 2018? Robin says stuff like 'F— Batman.' Oh, [DC Comics] app! I've got some $$$ for you...," Smith quipped.
When I Was a Kid, Robin would say stuff like “Holy egg shells, Batman!” But in 2018? Robin says stuff like “Fuck Batman.” Oh, @DCComics app! I’ve got some $$$ for you... #ComicCon2018 https://t.co/EYmAshWufd— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 19, 2018
Many of Smtihs's followers also chimed in with their thoughts on the brooding style of the new series, with the audience seeming to be fairly split on their feelings.
I on the other hand do not. It is being heavy handed with the MA because they think people don't like dark, go darker. This is not Dick Grayson, this is Jason Todd. The rest looks horribly put together with awful character designs.— Awkward Cat (@hkharpster) July 19, 2018
"35 years ago, [Marv Wolfman] wrote some amazing dialogue for Dick to explain why he quit being Robin," one fan said. "In 2018, that all gets boiled down to 'F— Batman!' I probably shouldn't like it. But I really do!"
Language doesn’t bug me. The Frank Miller tone does. Heroes are supposed to be inspirational, not dragged down to despicable people below their target audience. Demand morals from DC, not a flash in the pan spectacle.— Rudyard Olejnik (@RudyardOlejnik) July 19, 2018
"People act like these aren't fictional characters that have been around 60+ years and can change and evolve lol," another person commented. "Plus we don't know Dick's arc in the show or why he's acting this harshly and I'm sure it'll be addressed."
"Man this works for the Punisher, but Titans. Wasn't there a whole thing about DC going over the top too dark? And why does every teen hero need to be emo-ed," someone else tweeted. "Drama & gore for drama & gore sake...Lets be edgy to be cool...."
Teen Titans is a brand that always had a sense of humour and that is a big part of what made it a success in any version of it. Unfortunately I can't see any of in this "dark and gritty" trailer. 🙄— rasnac (@rasnac_khan) July 19, 2018
The nine-episode first season of Titans will debut on the upcoming DC Universe streaming service sometime in 2018.9comments