It looks like Drake Bell won't be Nightwing in the live-action Titans series, after all. Titans, put together by Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter, has found their Nightwing — on a pirate ship. Brenton Thwaites from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be playing the lead role of Dick Grayson when the series premieres in 2018 as part of the new DC-branded digital streaming service.
Thwaites joins Anna Diop as Starfire and Teagan Croft as Raven. The series follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, the former Robin emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven, and others.
Thwaites was known for his roles on Home and Away and Slide in Australia before moving on to films like The Giver, Gods of Egypt, Maleficent and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This is his first U.S. TV role. He will also be appearing in the following films: Interview with God, Office Uprising, and Ghosts of War.
Dick Grayson, the orphaned son of acrobats that were murdered while performing, was taken in by Bruce Wayne who became his legal guardian. Bruce's other identity of Batman, trained Grayson to be his sidekick, Robin. The spent years as the Dynamic Duo until Grayson felt it was time to move on. He gave up the role of Robin, passing it on to Jason Todd, and became Nightwing and part of the Teen Titans.