When TNT pulled out of developing a Teen Titans live-action TV series, DC’s Geoff Johns said the show was still in development because “it’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.” Two years later, we learned those plans involve a new streaming service and a Titans trailer in which Robin straight up murders a bunch of dudes and growls, “F*ck Batman.”
Welcome to the age of the murder twink.
The new streaming service is called DC Universe, and it costs $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually, which comes with digital comics and other content along with Titans (later this year) and three more TV shows coming next year: Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and Harley Quinn.
The Titans trailer was surprisingly dark for a superhero TV show, and the reaction on Twitter has been sarcastic, to say the least. Most of the reactions have been funny (see below), but some have taken their ire too damn far, and — in simultaneously racist and sexist behavior that’s become a pattern online — people have been harassing Anna Diop, the actress who plays Starfire, to the point where she had to disable comments on her Instagram. Needless to say, if your reaction to not liking a trailer is to find the nearest black woman to harass, you need therapy and a souvenir punch in the face.
Thankfully, most folks on Twitter made jokes instead of personal attacks, and we’ve collected some of our favorites below.