Here's Who Should Make the 'Titans' Dream Team
After a disappointing cancellation of the live-action Titans series by TNT in early 2016, we are finally getting a second chance at seeing the beloved superhero team in live-action.
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment announced that they are launching their own direct-to-consumer digital service with Titans along with Young Justice: Outsiders animated series coming in 2018.
Titans will be written by a team of Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment), and Greg Berlanti (Arrowverse).
This action-packed team is going to be led by Dick Grayson (Nightwing) who will lead a bunch of brand new superheros such as Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy.
There are speculations that this series will not have any ties with the Arrowverse, but until the official statement comes out, we'll leave this hanging in the air.
The Teen Titans have a long history in DC Comics, dating back to the 1964 The Brave and the Bold series. However, it was not until comic legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez revived the team with the The New Teen Titans series in 1980 that made the squad of coming-of-age superheros one of the most beloved superhero teams.
The series was adopted into an animated series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2003-2006 and became one of the network's most successful series to date.
The Teen Titans animated series took a lot of its influences from Wolfman's and Pérez's works, but it was more of a loose adoption of it as it was targeted towards a younger age group.
Cartoon Network revamped the series in 2013 with Teen Titans Go! with the same line-up, but has so far met with mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.
Then in 2014, TNT announced that they were going to adopt the live-action version of the Teen Ttians and the pilot script was already in the works.
However, TNT dropped the project in early 2016.
With that being said, it would be amazing if the creative team behind this upcoming series take a lot of its influences from the Wolfman/Pérez era since they really popularized the Teen Titans to begin with. It would also be nice if they include the original line-up of the New Teen Titans, minus Cyborg because he's now in the Justice League.
Apart from the names that were officially mentioned, here are the other members we wish to see join the team:
Wally West/Kid Flash
One of the founding members of the team, he's the speedster that this series deserves and needs. Yes, there's already a Wally West in The CW's The Flash, but does it hurt to have another one? Please, DC/WB? Make this happen.
Donna Troy/Wonder Girl
She is the original Wonder Girl, the first sidekick of Wonder Woman, and the founding member of the team - what else is there to say?
We haven't seen any live-action interpretations of an Atlantean mermen on TV before, right? Well, it's about damn for this young lad to shine.
This team needs a boy of steel with the symbolic 'S' on his chest.
The son of the team's archenemy Deathstroke, his presence will add more dynamic to the series. He could either stand as an opening for Deathstroke to attack the Titans or be used as the mole.
She was mentioned in the original pilot script but little is known whether the pilot has changed yet or not. Whatever it is, it will be good to see a disabled superhero who stands as the source of information for all the superhero teams as she is known to be in the wider DC Universe.
Honorary mentions: Roy Harper/Arsenal, Karen Duncan/Bumblebee, Rose Wilson/Ravager.
Who do you think should be added to the live-action Teen Titans debut? Let me know in the comments.