It’s been a while since there was any good Teen Titans news to share, and today I’ve got three items of interest to keep you happy over the weekend. Because I know your weekend would’ve been empty and meaningless, otherwise. You’re welcome.
First: Are you a fan of the Teen Titans Go! comics? J. Torres has posted a preview of some pages from TTG #43 over on ComicSpace. (The issue is available for purchase now, but why not whet your appetite?)
Second: Newsarama has an interview with Marv Wolfman up where he discusses (among other things) the upcoming animated Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Just be aware that this is based on the The New Teen Titans comics (read: it’s for adults), though it’s interesting to hear Wolfman praise the Cartoon Network series:
NRAMA: Is it connected to the Cartoon Network version of Teen Titans?
MW: No, this has nothing to do with that. This is an adult version. It’s a very strong PG-13 based on the comic, not the cartoon show.
NRAMA: Do you suspect it will be less anime influenced?
MW: I don’t believe art designs have been done but what I’ve always been told was that this was going to be done straight. But I loved the Cartoon Network version of “The Judas Contract”. I thought for a show aimed at eight year olds, they did a story that an adult could watch and not at all be insulted by. We are aiming for a PG-13 audience so hopefully we’re going to be able to do all the emotion that they did and more, but also make it closer to the original comic.
And last but not least: Teen Titans is on its way to becoming a live action feature film through Warner Bros.
The live-action adaptation is being produced by Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster through their Weed Road banner, while Mark Verheiden has been brought on board to write the script.
Goldsman said the tone will be consistent with such recent Warners’ comic book fare as “Batman Begins,” “Superman Returns” and the upcoming “Watchmen.”
Newsarama weighs in with their commentary on this last item, and that’s worth a read, as well.
Any way you slice it, the Titans seem to be alive and kicking. Maybe we’ll get them back on Cartoon Network someday, after all.