'Teen Titans' rumor: Live-action series, movie in the pipeline?


There is still a chance for a live-action “Teen Titans” series even after Turner Broadcasting System dropped it.

This is according to TV Line after speaking with Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Comics. When Johns was asked about the chances of the DC characters getting a live-action treatment on another TV network, he gave an answer suggesting that mature fans of the characters should not lose hope. 

“We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us. We have plans for Titans. It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans,” he revealed.

The DC quintet, composed of Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy, already had an animated series version simply titled “Teen Titans,” which aired from 2003 to 2006 on the Cartoon Network. Its comedic spin-off, “Teen Titans Go!” still airs on the same channel.

Heroic Hollywood pointed out that there are several TV networks that the Teen Titans can go to, in the event that DC decides to produce a live-action series for the squad. While it is true that The CW already has three major DC TV shows, namely “The Flash,” “Arrow,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” the network’s president, Mark Pedowitz, is open to the idea of having another DC show. Heroic Hollywood further added that a show like “Teen Titans” can easily work on The CW since many of the characters on the network’s DC shows have hinted at a number of characters related to the squad.

Heroic Hollywood also opined that, apart from The CW, a live-action series for the DC characters is also viable for a slot on CBS and will surely be a great addition to the network’s “Supergirl.” After all, Kara (Supergirl), is a part of the Teen Titans in some comic book versions. It is also speculated that Johns’ pronouncements can be a hint that DC is planning a live-action movie for the Teen Titans, and not just a live-action TV series.

While everything about a live-action “Teen Titans” is just a speculation at this point, fans of the DC characters can look forward to the upcoming DC animated direct-to-video film, “Justice League vs. Teen Titans,” which will be available for download on March 29, and Blu-Ray and DVD on April 12.