Up to now, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has worked as a minor player in various film and TV projects — a few Aussie soaps, and features like Gods of Egypt, Maleficent and, most recently, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But very soon Hollywood will get a better, longer look at Thwaites, who was just pegged to play Dick Grayson, Batman’s one-time “Boy Wonder” who became Nightwing, in the upcoming American TV series Titans.
Set to premiere in 2018, the Warner Bros TV series will join the DC Comics TV universe of Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow but be one of the first series on a new direct-to-consumer digital service. It’s based on the long-running comic series Teen Titans, which follows a group of young crimefighters that will be led by Nightwing and will include Raven and Starfire, among others. Comicbook.com reports Cyborg and Beast Boy are expected to be featured, though those characters haven’t yet been cast.
And as with The CW’s other DC Comics-based series, Titans will be written by openly gay TV honcho Greg Berlanti, along with Akiva Goldsman and DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.
“Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have,” Deadline reports Johns has said. “Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”
We’ve decided to take a moment to revel in the beauty that is this young Aussie actor, courtesy of his Instagram account. What a hunk!
Check out these sexy pics of Brenton Thwaites: