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