Yes, I’m so happy! It’s no secret that Tim Drake is my favorite Robin, so seeing him back in his own comic was great enough, but Variety has reported that Jay Lycurgo, from Father Of The Bride (2020) and I May Destroy You (2020) has now been cast as the third Robin, making this news the icing on the Drake cake.
This comes hot on the heels of Barbara, Oracle/Batgirl, Gordon also having been cast for the show. As a huge Babs fan too, you can imagine my total glee. Now, at last, two of my all-time favourite Bat-Family members will finally be getting their (long overdue) time in the sun.
In the comics Tim witnessed the murder of Dick Grayson’s parents, divulged the secret identities of Batman and Robin, and was the first character to seek out the role of the Boy Wonder, rather than be drafted into it. His story was merged with that of Jason Todd for the final season of Batman: The Animated Series, so it will be interesting to see how his story plays out on Titans.
According to reports, Tim is described as:
A streetwise kid who’s managed to grow up on the toughest streets, without losing his indelible belief in heroism. His easy-going demeanour is backed up by a near-genius mind, and he’s a natural detective with a perception of detail far beyond his years.
This description’s great! In the comics Batman has said that Tim is capable of becoming an even greater detective than the Dark Knight himself!
While I adore Dick Grayson, and have begrudgingly become a huge fan of both Jason Todd, and Damian Wayne, Tim is my favorite Robin. He’s smart, he’s tough, and I’ve been there to see his entire journey, from his introduction in the oft-forgotten Batman: Year Three, and the brilliant A Lonely Place Of Dying (both stories 1989).
Are you excited to see Jay Lycurgo as Tim Drake/Robin? Please let us know.
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