Teen Titans Live-Action Casting Breakdown Teases Nightwing, Beast Boy, And More
This fall, DC Entertainment will finally begin work on its long-awaited Teen Titans series. The [...]
This fall, DC Entertainment will finally begin work on its long-awaited Teen Titans series. The live-action adaptation will take some of the company's most famous superheroes and bring them to life on the small screen. At this point, no casting announcements have been made for Titans, but it looks like scouts are already out for the project. Now, a slew of character descriptions for Titans have been shared, and they confirm the presence of several fan-favorite characters.
Thanks to That Hashtag Show, a character breakdown for Titans have been revealed. The descriptions can be found in the slides below, and fans of the animated Teen Titans series will be able to figure out who these blurbs refer to. The first description nods to Nightwing while Raven gets a rather dour summary next. Starfire and Beast Boy are the final two descriptions given.
Looking at the summaries, it seems like Titans has a specific era from which each of its character are drawn from. Nightwing appears to be sourced from Dick Grayson 1990s Nightwing run where he worked for the Bludhaven police in an attempt to take down corruption. As for Raven, much of her description is sourced from creator Marv Wolfman's runs as she tries to run from her demonic father Trigon.
When it comes to Starfire, the ethereal character looks to be sourced straight from her first origin story. And, for Beast Boy fans, the green shape-shifting superhero will come off as a petty thief before Titans can turn him into a bonafide hero.
Titans is being produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, and Akiva Goldsman - the same team that brings the DC Universe on The CW. Goldsman has written the script for Titans, and it's expected to premiere in 2018.
You can read up on the synopsis for Titans below:
It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.
If you want to get a taste of Titans' feel, then you can check out the gang's newest animated flick. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The film is directed by Sam Liu, written by Ernie Altbacker, and produced by EP Sam Register, Supervising Producer James Tucker, and co-Producer Alan Burnett. The full list of special features includes a first look at the next film Batman and Harley Quinn, a look back at Wolfman and Perez's acclaimed run on the comic, and a featurette on Deathstroke.
"[John Crossland]Male, late 20s-early 30s, Caucasian. Equal parts charm and impenetrability, John is a cop. He has a nice smile, tired eyes and a cool, distant manner. However, when provoked, his eyes are so lethal "they drain a man of every last bit of spleen." John is haunted by the murder of his family. Unbeknownst to those around him, he is also a vigilante. In the shadows, he fights with the commitment and conviction of an artist, the brutal grace of a dancer. Mentally and physically, he is covered in a map of scars. And though he fights to escape his past, it is often a losing battle…SERIES LEADprevnext
[SARAH]Female, Mid teens, Open Ethnicity. Troubled, bullied, often scared but unwilling to show it, Sarah is a loner more comfortable hiding in her hoodie than making friends. Haunted by a dark force inside her, Sarah experiences violent episodes that she cannot understand or control. She is also plagued by recurring nightmares that lead her across the country in search of help…SERIES REGULARprevnext
[Casey]Female, 20s, Open ethnicity. Casey is a tall, stunning woman, her beauty so magnificent it's almost inhuman. Elegant, refined and mysterious, she is on the hunt to discover who is trying to kill her and why. And those after her are in for a surprise because she's more deadly than anyone they've ever encountered…SERIES REGULARprevnext
[JAX]Male, Mid-late teens, Open Ethnicity, Asian preferred. Funny and charming, this amateur thief's humor hides his insecurities and past pain. Not the toughest kid on the streets, he's learned to survive in the world with his wit and quick-thinking…SERIES REGULAR"prev