Nightwing and the Teen Titans Movie is a Go

Nightwing and the Teen Titans are coming to a movie screen near you, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The team superhero movie has been set up at Warner Brothers, with Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster producing, and Mark Verheiden (“Timecop”) given the screenwriting duties. You might have seen the Titans in their own anime-inspired Cartoon Network series, but the team has been around D.C. Comics for a long time. Basically a junior version of the Justice League of America, the Titans consist of the respective sidekicks of A-list heroes Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow.

The Teen Titans first appeared in 1964 as a sort of junior Justice League, comprising Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl and Speedy…

The comic series reached X-Men-style success in the 1980s, when the team was relaunched in a new comic with the characters no longer kids but college-age adults and the stories explored more mature themes. The series also saw the addition of Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, original characters who weren’t sidekicks, while the character of Robin matured into one called Nightwing.

I would actually prefer to see a more mature approach to the Teen Titans, the way they were handled in the ’80s, instead of the kiddie version of the ’60s, or even the current cartoon series. But of course they’ll probably end up doing a PG version of superheroes. If this thing gets done at all, that is. The Justice League of America movie was supposed to be coming for a while now, too. Likewise with the Watchmen movie…

Nightwing and the Teen Titans Movie is a Go



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  • TBone

    This is my new input on the casting ideas Now I personally like wolfman work with kidflash, nightwing, cyborg, raven, starfire, and the changeling Now my casting for this film would be:
    NightWing: Milo Ventimiglia or Jensen Ackles
    Cyborg: Columbus Short or Lee Thompson Young
    Kidflash: Cam Gigandet
    BeastBoy: Shia LaBeouf or Jamie Bell
    Starfire: Christina Milian
    Raven: Jessica Stroup or Elisha Cruthbert
    Now those are the people I think could pull this movie off perfect now I wish that cyborg could look how he was in Smallville and his arm could turn into a cannon then back to a human looking hand plus I really would want christina milian to play Starfire sence she already said she wanted the role as wonder woman in Justice League movie but didnt get the role but in this shes perfect sexy and is a good actor and every one else are perfect to if you seen them in there movies shia labeouf in transformers, lee thompson young in hills have eyes 2 and in Smallville as Cyborg, Columbus Short in Stomp the Yard and This Christmas , Jessica Stroup also was in Hills Have Eyes 2, Elisha Cruthbert in Captivity and House of Wax, and Milo from Heroes which said in a interview is dream superhero role would be to play particularly NightWing and could pull it off perfectly and Cam Gigandet from Never Back Down could pull off KidFlash also very well. So theres my casting opinions.

    • Rocky

      I totally love Jamie Bell as Beast Boy

    • Rocky

      I totally love Jamie Bell as Beast Boy

    • Bobby

      Nightwing:Ben Afflect or Hayden Christensen
      Raven:Elisha Cruthbert
      Starfire:Megan Fox
      Cyborg:Mike Mcluney
      Beast Boy:Jamie Bell

      • max

        Good choices. I was waiting for a movie like this to come out.

      • max

        Good choices. I was waiting for a movie like this to come out.

      • melody21

        megan fox is kinda tough to play star, dnt you think? and dakoto fanning could possibly pull off a good raven. personally, i think i could be an AWESOME bumblebee!!! lol. mike would be a good cyborg. and hayden would be good also!!

      • melody21

        megan fox is kinda tough to play star, dnt you think? and dakoto fanning could possibly pull off a good raven. personally, i think i could be an AWESOME bumblebee!!! lol. mike would be a good cyborg. and hayden would be good also!!

      • Gabe

        Ok, I’m sorry to be negative one, but Ben affleck is WAY wrong for Nightwing. Hayden Christensen has the right look, but his acting style wouldn’t be good for the character.

        I have no suggestions because they need to find an actor who isn’t famous to portray nightwing, or have enough versatility to where we wouldn’t see an actor from another movie, but NightWing

      • Gabe

        Ok, I’m sorry to be negative one, but Ben affleck is WAY wrong for Nightwing. Hayden Christensen has the right look, but his acting style wouldn’t be good for the character.

        I have no suggestions because they need to find an actor who isn’t famous to portray nightwing, or have enough versatility to where we wouldn’t see an actor from another movie, but NightWing

      • Shianne Florian

        please let it be Hayden Christensen please!!!! :D

    • Bobby

      Nightwing:Ben Afflect or Hayden Christensen
      Raven:Elisha Cruthbert
      Starfire:Megan Fox
      Cyborg:Mike Mcluney
      Beast Boy:Jamie Bell

    • Kasi

      I like shia 4 beast boy. I could totally see that
      and jessica for raven works pretty well.
      I happen 2 think that I could pull of tara. =] but its just my opinion

    • Kasi

      I like shia 4 beast boy. I could totally see that
      and jessica for raven works pretty well.
      I happen 2 think that I could pull of tara. =] but its just my opinion

  • TBone

    This is my new input on the casting ideas Now I personally like wolfman work with kidflash, nightwing, cyborg, raven, starfire, and the changeling Now my casting for this film would be:
    NightWing: Milo Ventimiglia or Jensen Ackles
    Cyborg: Columbus Short or Lee Thompson Young
    Kidflash: Cam Gigandet
    BeastBoy: Shia LaBeouf or Jamie Bell
    Starfire: Christina Milian
    Raven: Jessica Stroup or Elisha Cruthbert
    Now those are the people I think could pull this movie off perfect now I wish that cyborg could look how he was in Smallville and his arm could turn into a cannon then back to a human looking hand plus I really would want christina milian to play Starfire sence she already said she wanted the role as wonder woman in Justice League movie but didnt get the role but in this shes perfect sexy and is a good actor and every one else are perfect to if you seen them in there movies shia labeouf in transformers, lee thompson young in hills have eyes 2 and in Smallville as Cyborg, Columbus Short in Stomp the Yard and This Christmas , Jessica Stroup also was in Hills Have Eyes 2, Elisha Cruthbert in Captivity and House of Wax, and Milo from Heroes which said in a interview is dream superhero role would be to play particularly NightWing and could pull it off perfectly and Cam Gigandet from Never Back Down could pull off KidFlash also very well. So theres my casting opinions.

    • Rocky

      I totally love Jamie Bell as Beast Boy

    • Bobby

      Nightwing:Ben Afflect or Hayden Christensen
      Raven:Elisha Cruthbert
      Starfire:Megan Fox
      Cyborg:Mike Mcluney
      Beast Boy:Jamie Bell

      • max

        Good choices. I was waiting for a movie like this to come out.

      • melody21

        megan fox is kinda tough to play star, dnt you think? and dakoto fanning could possibly pull off a good raven. personally, i think i could be an AWESOME bumblebee!!! lol. mike would be a good cyborg. and hayden would be good also!!

      • Gabe

        Ok, I’m sorry to be negative one, but Ben affleck is WAY wrong for Nightwing. Hayden Christensen has the right look, but his acting style wouldn’t be good for the character.

        I have no suggestions because they need to find an actor who isn’t famous to portray nightwing, or have enough versatility to where we wouldn’t see an actor from another movie, but NightWing

    • Kasi

      I like shia 4 beast boy. I could totally see that
      and jessica for raven works pretty well.
      I happen 2 think that I could pull of tara. =] but its just my opinion

  • Ali

    Oh brother. Why is it people constantly rationalize their casting choices as if it were for any reason beyond picking people they like? Christina Milian? Elisha Cuthbert? Shia LaPuke? Cam Gigawhat? *ack* That physically hurt to read.

    • britt

      what is wrong with you people. Can’t you see Warner Bros. is taking advantage of our mentality to fill their own pockets? They don’t care about teen titans fans, or whether or not it’s going to be a good movie, they probably know diddaly squat about teen titans but see how super hereo movies like “BatMan” and “Spiderman” are huge box office sucesses and see this as an oppurtunity to enlarge their own bank acounts, at titans fans’ expense.They are going to get an overkill of pretty, famous but very untalented celebrities (who don’t know anything about T.T) and are taking advantage of titans fans to raise their own fame. The movie will be out of character and overdone. What will they get Jennifer Lopez to be Starfire? They did they same thing to the “BatMan” movies in the 90s, and finally the movies got so bad “Batman and Robin” became the laughing stalk of hollywood. I am so angry that Warner Bros. is taking something I really care about and are going to butcher it into anything big budget, sucky acting, hollywood suck fest. I guess you aren’t true Teen titans fans because you don’t see it too.

      Don’t see the movie, fight the greedy big studio money hounds. If you are a true fan.

      • lex

        i totally agree with everything that you said!!

      • lex

        i totally agree with everything that you said!!

      • Taylor

        I agree there just going to change it and make me cry when i see it because it will suck.

      • Taylor

        I agree there just going to change it and make me cry when i see it because it will suck.

      • Sumnny

        dude lighten up. Its just a stupid comic show.

      • Sumnny

        dude lighten up. Its just a stupid comic show.

      • IceChamber7

        you’re a fucking idiot to think you have that much attention of the people to say the things you say. Still…get out of your basement and actually live your life and stop giving your heart and soul to the comic book world. its all just for fun and to give your imagination an orgasm. always a true fan but wouldn’t tell the world to not see something because “Oh I dont believe its in the true character of what real fans should believe.” fuckin idiot.

        P.S. BatMan is actually and has always been pronounced and spelled pronounced as Batman.

    • britt

      what is wrong with you people. Can’t you see Warner Bros. is taking advantage of our mentality to fill their own pockets? They don’t care about teen titans fans, or whether or not it’s going to be a good movie, they probably know diddaly squat about teen titans but see how super hereo movies like “BatMan” and “Spiderman” are huge box office sucesses and see this as an oppurtunity to enlarge their own bank acounts, at titans fans’ expense.They are going to get an overkill of pretty, famous but very untalented celebrities (who don’t know anything about T.T) and are taking advantage of titans fans to raise their own fame. The movie will be out of character and overdone. What will they get Jennifer Lopez to be Starfire? They did they same thing to the “BatMan” movies in the 90s, and finally the movies got so bad “Batman and Robin” became the laughing stalk of hollywood. I am so angry that Warner Bros. is taking something I really care about and are going to butcher it into anything big budget, sucky acting, hollywood suck fest. I guess you aren’t true Teen titans fans because you don’t see it too.

      Don’t see the movie, fight the greedy big studio money hounds. If you are a true fan.

    • Rocky

      Geez they were just giving their opinion, everyone can have a say on who they THINK should play a part. You don’t have to be so rude just because you dont agree!

    • Rocky

      Geez they were just giving their opinion, everyone can have a say on who they THINK should play a part. You don’t have to be so rude just because you dont agree!

  • Ali

    Oh brother. Why is it people constantly rationalize their casting choices as if it were for any reason beyond picking people they like? Christina Milian? Elisha Cuthbert? Shia LaPuke? Cam Gigawhat? *ack* That physically hurt to read.

  • Ali

    Oh brother. Why is it people constantly rationalize their casting choices as if it were for any reason beyond picking people they like? Christina Milian? Elisha Cuthbert? Shia LaPuke? Cam Gigawhat? *ack* That physically hurt to read.

    • britt

      what is wrong with you people. Can’t you see Warner Bros. is taking advantage of our mentality to fill their own pockets? They don’t care about teen titans fans, or whether or not it’s going to be a good movie, they probably know diddaly squat about teen titans but see how super hereo movies like “BatMan” and “Spiderman” are huge box office sucesses and see this as an oppurtunity to enlarge their own bank acounts, at titans fans’ expense.They are going to get an overkill of pretty, famous but very untalented celebrities (who don’t know anything about T.T) and are taking advantage of titans fans to raise their own fame. The movie will be out of character and overdone. What will they get Jennifer Lopez to be Starfire? They did they same thing to the “BatMan” movies in the 90s, and finally the movies got so bad “Batman and Robin” became the laughing stalk of hollywood. I am so angry that Warner Bros. is taking something I really care about and are going to butcher it into anything big budget, sucky acting, hollywood suck fest. I guess you aren’t true Teen titans fans because you don’t see it too.

      Don’t see the movie, fight the greedy big studio money hounds. If you are a true fan.

      • lex

        i totally agree with everything that you said!!

      • Taylor

        I agree there just going to change it and make me cry when i see it because it will suck.

      • Sumnny

        dude lighten up. Its just a stupid comic show.

    • Rocky

      Geez they were just giving their opinion, everyone can have a say on who they THINK should play a part. You don’t have to be so rude just because you dont agree!

  • jodksoe

    I would like to see Sophia Bush play Raven.

  • jodksoe

    I would like to see Sophia Bush play Raven.

  • jodksoe

    I would like to see Sophia Bush play Raven.

  • Michiru-san

    Night Wing: Chris O’Donnell
    Koriand’r (Starfire): Tyra Banks
    Cyborg: Lee Thompson Young
    Raven: Sophia Bush
    Beast Boy: Ben Foster

    Tyra Banks would be perfect for Starfire. She’s tall, curvy, has the right skin tone, and looks good with red hair.

  • Michiru-san

    Night Wing: Chris O’Donnell
    Koriand’r (Starfire): Tyra Banks
    Cyborg: Lee Thompson Young
    Raven: Sophia Bush
    Beast Boy: Ben Foster

    Tyra Banks would be perfect for Starfire. She’s tall, curvy, has the right skin tone, and looks good with red hair.

    • FoxyTayls

      Oh jeez! Tyra Banks would be absolutely perfect as Kori’ander! You forgot to say that she’s just a air-headed as Starfire too! Gahh, so not only does she look the part, she already has the character’s personality. =D

    • FoxyTayls

      Oh jeez! Tyra Banks would be absolutely perfect as Kori’ander! You forgot to say that she’s just a air-headed as Starfire too! Gahh, so not only does she look the part, she already has the character’s personality. =D

    • Amaneastwest

      i like nightwing tooo! and i even like robin ! batman is cool to he never came in teen titins.

    • Mattman675

      dude a tyra cannot act b they were not the original team minus robin