Live-Action ‘Teen Titans’ Character List Revealed
The script for TNT’s upcoming live-action Teen Titans series has leaked, and with it comes the reveal of the characters we can expect to see in the long-awaited show. Now known simply as The Titans, the live-action series will feature some significant departures from both the 1980s lineup and the popular Teen Titans Go! team from the Cartoon Network show.
The most significant departure here is that the pilot script does not include two of the more popular Titans in the lineup, Beast Boy/Changeling and Cyborg. However, their exclusion from the pilot doesn’t mean they can’t simply be introduced later, if fan demand is high enough. But enough about who isn’t on the team. Which heroes have made the cut?
Reportedly, the team will feature…
Nightwing: Dick Grayson, the former Robin, is no longer working alongside Batman, instead moving to Boston to become a detective. But it’s likely he’ll become Nightwing before the pilot is through, if he isn’t secretly Nightwing in the premiere already.
Barbara Gordon: Known as Oracle in the comics, the wheelchair-bound Gordon was once Batgirl before being shot and paralyzed by The Joker. She’s a computer genius, and invaluable to the team.
Hawk and Dove: Instead of going with brothers Don and Hank Hall for the pairing, the show is replacing Don with Dawn Granger, the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths version of Dove. The duo is intended to be a romantic pairing. No word yet on if the origin of their powers — as gifts from the Lord of Order and Chaos — will be altered in any way.
Raven: Known as Rachel Roth in this pilot script, referencing the name writer Geoff Johns gave her while writing for the Teen Titans series in the early 2000s. In the comics, Raven is the daughter of Trigon, an interdimensional being. She brought the Teen Titans together to do battle with her father, making her story arguably the heaviest of all the Titans. However, just how much of her story will make the cut remains to be seen. Hopefully, the majority survives, since Raven is a solid character with a lot of interesting opportunities for pathos.
Starfire: Appearing only at the end of the episode, Starfire is expected to be part of a love triangle between Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson. Better known as Koriand’r, a princess from the planet Tamaran, Starfire was a fairly popular character when she was introduced in the New Teen Titans comics back in the 1980s.
Ultimately, not much else is known about this show, such as casting or a premiere date, much less when filming is set to begin other than the vague statement that it’ll shoot at some point in 2015. However, rumors are swirling that the show could share the same TV universe with The CW’s Arrow and The Flash, as well as the upcoming CBS procedural, Supergirl. Here’s hoping the universes are linked, to create a richer narrative tapestry. If nothing else, it’d considerably help the world-building for the show to have a sense that this is a world that existed prior to the series premiere.
But what do you think? Is this the right character list? If not, whom would you like to see make an appearance? Sound off in the comments!
Via: The Nerdist