Brenton Thwaites revealed plans to upgrade the Nightwing suit when the character returns to fight crime in Titans season 3.
DC Universe’s Titans finally gave comic book fans their first live-action version of Nightwing in the season 2 finale last year. Team leader, Dick Grayson (played by Brenton Thwaites), donned the new moniker and his signature blue and black suit in a quest to move away from his violent past. In an Instagram interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Thwaites teased the possibility of the Nightwing suit changing in the third season.
Thwaites explained that the team planned to add more gadgets to the Nightwing suit, giving them the chance to upgrade it without having to make a whole new suit. The costumes are time-consuming and expensive to make, so they still want to use the original outline.
Since Nightwing is part of the Bat-family, it makes sense that he would like a litany of tech and weapons to aid him when crime-fighting. From the suit’s one outing in the finale, it seemed that Dick was carrying his Escrima sticks and maybe a few charges, but not much else in the suit.
Dick Grayson’s transformation into Nightwing on Titans.
Dick Grayson’s transformation into becoming his own hero had been teased from the first season of the show. Consumed by darkness and his hate for his mentor/father Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Dick burnt his Robin suit in the first season, hoping to end his inner turmoil.
The second season focused on Dick finding himself and his place in the Titans, culminating in the character seeking out the armourers in the penultimate episode of season 2. Fans were excited to see the suit in action in the finale, but Warner Bros. revealed the suit and shared images to the press before the episode had even aired.
The Nightwing suit on Titans is quite faithful to its comic book counterpart but looks bulkier with the armour. Thwaites mentioned that the suit was more comfortable than the Robin suit he wore in some of the episodes on the show and was easier to get in and out of.
The second season of Titans ended on a more hopeful note, with Dick formally assuming leadership of the team, after coming to terms with his guilt over the death of aspiring Titan, Jericho (Chella Man). The second season was far more accomplished with a lighter vibe, which one hopes the showrunners will hold on to in subsequent outings.
Titans season 3 was scheduled to release this Fall, but with production disruptions because of the global pandemic, the final release date has not been announced.
Do you like the Nightwing suit on Titans? Are there any gadgets from the comic books that you’d like to see on the show? Let us know in the comments.