Here's Why TNT Passed On Titans

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At the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, Turner Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Reilly announced that Teen Titans television adaptation, titled Titans, is no longer in the works at TNT. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Reilly and found out why he passed on Titans.

THR: How much of the decision not to move forward with the DC Comics project Titans,also from Warner Bros., was based on the fact that you don’t own it?

Reilly: It wasn't. Akiva [Goldsman] is a talented guy, [but] the script just wasn't there. There is an unbelievable glut of superhero things in the market right now and if you have a really good one, clearly people are up for it. But I just don't think that there's a need for one that, for me, at least on paper didn't seem to be screaming to get made.

Titans would have followed Dick Grayson transition from Robin to Nightwing and led a team of young superheroes that was expected to include Starfire, Raven, and many other familiar faces.

Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman and Robin ) wrote the pilot script with Marc Haimes, and Goldsman would have served as its showrunner if Titans had been picked up.

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  1. I don't think TNT was the right place for it anyway. Netflix or Amazon would work well. WB/DC should just create a DC Network. They could play their animated movies, old/new cartoon series, Primetime TV series, ect...Or even an online only channel. I would pay to sub for that.

    • wheelwork
    • 2153 Posts in 18 Months

    "Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman and Robin ) wrote the pilot script with Marc Haimes, and Goldsman would have served as its showrunner if Titans had been picked up." Sooo, it's kinda easy be believe the script stunk based upon who wrote it.

  2. Beastboy's powers would of taken up all the budget anyways

  3. You know how WB changed Green Lantern into GREEN LANTERN CORPS? Yeah, I'm hoping the same thing happens here. Change it from Cyborg to CYBORG & THE TITANS or Titans. Basically, make it a Teen Titans movie.

    • Mister_E
    • 370 Posts in 23 Months

    There are already people petitioning to get it on the CW. I think TNT missed out. https://www.change.org/p/the-cw-the-cw-network-cw-to-pick-up-live-action-teen-titans-show#petition-letter

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