All I can think of is how horrible Beast Boy will look...
Teen Titans Series to Shoot Pilot Next Year - ComingSoon.net
After the good job DC's done with Arrow and The Flash, I'm in.
So there was news back in August that TNT was in negotiations for a live action pilot based on Teen Titans. Now we have confirmation from Geoff Johns at DC that indeed a pilot will be shot next year presumably targeting a 2015 fall startup.
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Confirmed to feature Dick Greyson in his post-Robin role as Nightwing the show is also reportedly going to feature at least Starfire and Raven with the Titans themselves in their early 20s. When the material was first discussed it was mentioned that this might be in the same universe as Flash / Arrow and possibly the upcoming Supergirl series.
So essentially DC has decided to own the silver screen instead of trying to compete with Marvel on the big screen? I am actually ok with that.
Silver screen and big screen both refer to the movies.
I don't know much about Nightwing or the Teen Titans, but if this is similar to Flash/Arrow (and especially if it shares the same universe) I'll be all over this.
The Teen Titans started as a team up of Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad in The Brave and the Bold in 1964 (which makes 2014 their 50th anniversary) and later became known as the Teen Titans including Wonder Girl and Speedy. Their adventures were very...groovy and pretty campy as was the fashion of the time.
In the 1970s the Teen Titans became a bit more serious as a sort of junior justice league and had a variety of encounters with super villains as well as increasing their ranks with such heroes as Bumblebee, Bat Girl (Kathy Kane, not Barbara Gordon),Beast Boy, Hawk, Dove, Harlequin etc. The series only lasted 50 ish issues and was cancelled in 1978
In 1980 George Perez and Marv Wolfman rebooted the Teen Titans as the New Teen Titans and featured Robin, Kid Flash. Beast Boy and Wondergirl joined by new characters Starfire, Raven and Cyborg. The new series became a runaway freight train of a success featuring the creation of Deathstroke, Brother Blood, the Hive, and others. New Teen Titans was the number one comic for much of the early 80s and the mature form of storytelling changed comics and led to Wolfman and Perez overseeing the complete reboot of the DC Universe with Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985.
It was the Wolfman Perez Titans that got turned into an animated series on Cartoon Network and which still lives on (sort of) as Teen Titans Go!. Given how much the current DC TV Universe has mined the Titans for story ideas and villains it only makes sense that they take the next step and incorporate the whole team in their plans which would bring aliens and magic into their already rapidly escalating world of metahumans. Also notable is that unlike many other Team books of its time the Titans heavy hitters were all the women (Starfire, Wondergirl and Raven) and so it makes for an attractive demographic.
If Starfire wears those slutty outfits and wants to fuck everything that moves, as she's been known to do, I'm in.
TNT really isn't the network I'd trust with this, but maybe they'll surprise me.
hopefully this doesnt suck like most of TNT's shows do.
law bros and legends wasee ok. i really cant see tnt doing what wb has
Regarding the comments about TNT, I'd have said the same thing (and I probably did) about the CW before Arrow and Flash.
There was already a thread on the first page here. You are a non-searching piece of human garbage!
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was going through the list of tnt scripted shows......
I have such fond memories of Witchblade, Yancy Butler was pretty hot and had that great husky voice. It's too bad she hit the wall with alcohol dropped out of acting for a few years. I remember the comic was Image/Top Cow T&A showpiece though the stories aren't half bad.
That said, between Falling Skies having decent CGI (for cable) and the fact that TNT really seems to want to branch out (eg The Last Ship and The Librarians), maybe they'll give Teen Titans enough of a budget to do a solid show.
I will watch when it comes out, but it seems that CW (and partially FOX) is the only one to handle DC or comic material successfully. NBC has slightly mishandled Constantine (its gotten better, but i think another network would suit it better, put that on TNT). Gotham, for all its issues is a solid show, it just suffers from FOXitis.
Agents of SHIELD is an actual good show now, just took a while to get there. Though to be fair it's not so much comic material as comic related.
And yeah the Falling Skies effects give me a lot of hope. I imagine Time Warner won't be half assing it here. Though Beast Boy is still going to look stupid no matter what.
TNT has one thing going for it, it is part of the Warner Family (WB, DC, CW, CN). I still am hesitant though. I think Warner is funneling a few extra $$ to its shows that are "in house", just like Disney is to AoS. What you get "out of house" is Gotham and Constantine (both good shows in their own right).
I am waiting for cast announcements to make further judgement
But the stuff on Flash is pulled off really well most of the time and that's got to be the most direct comparison. So that's promising.
Im certain Warner Brothers is willing to go the extra mile with the TV budget on those shows because the DVD/BluRay/Digital sales are gonna be strong for quite some time.
TNT gave us Babylon 5 back in the day. If they are willing to splurge on the effects like Flash it'll be all right. I do feel sad about Rebecca Romijin, though. Her previous series on TNT was shaping up to be pretty good, but it got cut and now she's in Librarians. Series might be OK if Noah Wyle dies offscreen, otherwise it will be a festering pile of shit.
Casting call sheets for the pilot are out and apparently the characters include:
Dick Greyson AKA Robin AKA Nightwing. The pilot episode has him still going by Robin, but is post-breakup with Batman and living in Boston as a private eye.
Barbara Gordon AKA Oracle. She is not referred to as Oracle in the script, but IS in a wheelchair and serves as hacker / Felicity role. This is interesting since she was never a Titan and the New 52 version of Barbara is again Batgirl and no longer in the wheelchair.
Hank Hall and Dawn Granger AKA Hawk and Dove. Both have been Titans although not really considered part of the core team, they do have the advantage of being relatively easy to do special effects wise and minor enough properties not tied to any other IP. Apparently they will be substantially changed from their comic book appearance, but I can easily see how you could do those two in a less costume-intensive show.
Rachel Roth AKA Raven. This is the version of the character from the Geoff Johns run of Teen Titans last decade pre Infinite Crisis but otherwise our favorite empath with a Trigon tainted soul.
Starfire. The usual alien princess having just come to earth. Apparently both Starfire and Raven will only be shown at the very end of the pilot episode, but are nevertheless being cast with the intention of being series regulars if the show gets picked up.
Interesting that the cast is 4 girls and 2 guys as it currently stands. Would perhaps indicate that they are leaving themselves open to including Beast Boy or Jericho down the line. Cyborg is almost certainly not going to be used since he is now firmly associated with the Justice League and will be used as such in the movies.
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While the head of CBS programming indicated that Supergirl would not crossover with Arrow and the Flash reports from others at Warner Brothers have hinted that this might not be the case, or rather that certain characters and such might readily cross over even if Supergirl herself never shows up in the other two shows. Titans is still being referred to as very much in continuity with Arrow and The Flash even though Greg Berlanti is not directly involved. I think Geoff Johns REALLY likes the idea of having a shared TV universe.
4 girls could work with CW's casting.
I can't find our Supergirl thread so just putting this here
At least shes wearing the costume, but ughhh
Looks like a young version of Helen Slater, not sure what look you thought she'd have. All of DC stuff has the darker costumes. I certainly didn't think they would go with the sexpot Micheal Turner version of Supergirl. Only thing would be the tights but I can see for a tv version no bare legs.
The costume is pretty good I think, the face not so much from that pic.
That supergirl couldn't even get hired as a secretary on Suits.
I'll wait to see the show, but I liked that girl in Whiplash, for the brief amount she was in it.
I liked the Helen Slater version back in the day, but I don't think anyone will surpass Laura Vandervoort for looks. She's just way too fucking hot, and looked good in her non-costume outfits.
I'm not familiar with her other than a quick Google search and while not exactly super hot she's not bad looking. I don'tjbow though I never thought of Supergirl as young and sexy. Only Supergirl comics I read was Peter David's run back in the day.
Well the Turner upfronts were this morning and while they had a couple of pricey new shows (one of which is a miniseries) for TNT not a peep was said about the Titans pilot or any possible series.
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Show is now DOA. Apparently it was the victim of a regime change at TNT where the new guys did not want to go ahead with something ordered to pilot by the older groups. It is a bit surprising given how successful the whole DCTV stable has been at CW and now at CBS, but perhaps the Turner side of the Warner Bros family wants to maintain their independence from the rest of the family.
Maybe this will open up the characters to be used by the CW series?
Teen Titans Go kills it
I don't want them to go back to serious
true a troll, but i actually like that show. prefer the original one but alas
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