San Diego Comic-Con introduced the world to the very first trailer for the live-action iteration of DC Comics' Titans, and all anybody could talk about afterward was that crazy moment where Robin is taking on a group of criminals asking about the Caped Crusader, and he answers with a big ol' "Fuck Batman." That obviously wasn't going to go over well with everyone, and future-Batman himself, Gotham star David Mazouz, had an amusing response to the Boy Wonder's F-bomb.
Well, this is gonna sound ironic, because I think the guy who plays Robin is actually older than me. But in this hypothetical universe: screw you, too, first of all. And second of all, respect your elders, man. What the hell?
David Mazouz didn't have any Batarangs or knockout pellets handy, so thankfully things didn't come to a brutal head. Well, okay, not that things would have gotten bloody anyway, since the Gotham teen was being completely tongue-in-cheek when delivering that response to Syfy. But his point was certainly valid, since no one but the slimiest and most dishonorable Gotham City criminals should be using that kind of language to describe the magnificence that is Batman.
To be fair, when Titans kicks off, it's presumed that Brenton Thwaites' Dick Grayson will have become the super-team's leader after going through some major drama with his former mentor and father figure Bruce Wayne, leading to their split. (Fans shouldn't expect to see Batman popping up on Titans, but we're still hoping for some fun easter eggs that don't necessarily disparage the Dark Knight.) So Robin almost definitely has some justified motivations for talking crap about Batman to anyone who'll listen, but it's still a pisser to see in action.
Meanwhile, David Mazouz will presumably never get to work with a nice or a douchey Robin while portraying his version of Bruce Wayne. Considering Gotham is ending after Season 5, which will reportedly be half the size of a normal season, there simply isn't enough time to shoehorn Dick Grayson into the story, even though the Flying Grayson family had indeed been previously introduced. So for this to be the first feedback he gets from a live-action Robin character, it will hopefully just add more vigor to his performance for Season 5, in which he'll finally get to grasp the Batman mantle. And nobody better F-bomb him about it.
You can watch David Mazouz's response in the clip below.
Though the two characters will never meet, David Mazouz's Bruce can be seen next on Gotham Season 5 when it hits Fox next year. Meanwhile, Brenton Thwaites' Robin will take over TV when Titans makes its debut on the DC Universe streaming service at some point in 2018, with a proper release yet to be announced. Check out all the new shows heading to DC Universe, and then jump over to our summer premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are on the way.