The live-action Titans TV show under the DC Entertainment label is getting underway with casting and production, and we now have a sign of good faith from the co-writer on The New Teen Titans comics run, Marv Wolfman.
Wolfman, with collaborator George Perez, are famous in the comics world for writing Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985, and particularly for revitalising the Teen Titans series in the 80s as The New Teen Titans. Basically, if you want to make sure you’re Teen Titans anything is ok to go, you go to him.
Speaking to Newsarama, Wolfman talked about his reactions to the upcoming live-action series, highlighting his love for what Geoff Johns did with the Teen Titans comics recently.
My first reaction was ‘way cool’. Next was just keeping my fingers crossed that the characters, even with changes, would reflect the same attitudes and beliefs that we gave them. But then with Geoff Johns on it we knew it would be excellent. His run of Titans was excellent. I don’t care if they look the exact same as they do in the comics. After all I don’t think too many six foot seven inch girls with natural gold skin and solid green eyes showed up at the casting call. What I care about is their character and personality, and that even with all the problems they face that they pull together and do what’s right. The Titans to me are, when push comes to shove, optimists.
The Titans show did go through a production rescheduling moving from TNT to a future DC in-house web-television service, and now it is all underway. Casting has not been fully announced yet, but Brendon Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft have been confirmed to play Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Starfire, and Raven respectively.
Titans is expected to air sometime in 2018.