A Live Action Teen Titans Show Is Coming
DC and TNT are bringing Teen Titans back to television like never before – live action. While this concept has had fans excited since its original announcement back in 2014, things may not be as good as they seem. The show, based on the DC comic and animated series of the same name, follows a young Dick Grayson (A.K.A. Robin, Batman’s main squeeze) and his team of super friends. Much like the Justice League, the Teen Titans have their own building/base and fight regular criminals. The team is made up of a few other regulars as well. Starfire is an alien who can fly and has the ability to shoot energy bolts. Raven is an empath and half-demon who has emotionally-driven powers. Beast Boy is a literally green boy who can turn into any animal. Cyborg is a teenager who was turned into a cyborg to save his life.
So What’s All the Fuss About?
Well first and most obvious, Cyborg will not be in the show. He was featured in the Justice League movie and this may be why he won’t be on the show. However, the Flash has his own show so maybe there is a different reason for this. Hawk and Dove will make guest appearances. They are characters very reminiscent of Hit Girl and Big Daddy from Kick-Ass. However, they are boyfriend and girlfriend. So not a huge deal with the line-up changes. With DC doing a lot better on the TV side than the movie side, fans are expecting something great.
Then the photos leaked.
Leaked Set Photos
Several set photos leaked from the show the other day and fans are going crazy. They hate it. It appears the creators of the show are trying to do what the 2000 X-Men movie did by giving the characters realistic looks. They’re pulling away from the source material to try to open their demographic.
While several of these photos came out it’s easy to see that they don’t quite match up with the comic or the cartoon. Below is what these characters have always looked like and thus why people are pissed.
Fans Are Not Happy
— ALINABROOK // OPEN COMMISSIONS (@AlinaBr00k) April 11, 2018
On second thought, DC cancel the live action Teen Titans. This looks fucking horrendous. pic.twitter.com/y7NMKoydjZ
— Black Astronaut :^) 🤡🌍🔥 (@leojones8675) April 11, 2018
Me: Nothing can be worse than Teen Titans GO
DC: Hold my beer https://t.co/PEYay4NIlQ
— Saberspark (@Saberspark) April 13, 2018
OK SO I WAS EXCITED WHEN DC ANNOUNCED A TEEN TITANS TV SHOW BUT WHAT THE ACTUAL ASS IS THIS!? pic.twitter.com/tfxnhaKJBF
— Fritz Villahermosa (@Impaczus) April 12, 2018
So What Will Happen Now?
Seeing these photos, it makes sense why fans are pissed. The characters they love are not as they have always been. However, these are just set photos. The actual show may use CGI to complete the looks of the character. So, before you freak out anymore over this show, take a moment and remember the wonderful world of CGI. If they can erase Henry Cavil’s mustache, they can fix this.