Fresh off the recent big news that Titans is back on as a thing that will be happening, DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns Tweeted this morning that he’s spending his Friday writing some Titans.
“Enjoying an early Friday writing,” DC’s Chief Creative Officer posted.
Johns is arguably the best writer to have handled the Titans since the glory days of Marv Wolfman, George Perez, and Wolfman’s other collaborators, so this is very cool news to see.
In another Tweet about the Titans TV project being back on, Johns included the hashtag #BeastBoy. Hmm… Interestingly, we heard that Beast Boy was not among the plans when the show was at TNT, so this is cool.
And here we thought the project was dead….
Titans is still happening. On a DC Comics-branded digital service coming in 2018.
Details at KSiteTV.
TV Line caught up with DC Entertainment Chief Creative OFficer Geoff Johns at the TCA press tour a few weeks back, and what he had to say about the announcement that Titans was a no-go at TNT was posted on their site today.
“We [at DC] have known about [Turner nixing Titans] for months and months and months. That’s not new news to us,” Johns told TV Line, with some possibly good news: “We have plans for Titans,” Johns asserted. “It’s a huge piece of DC and we have plans.”
There are rumors that the Cyborg movie could become a Titans movie; could that be it? Or might Titans the TV series land somewhere else that won’t keep it in development for several years?
After so much silence, we have confirmation: Titans is dead at TNT.
“We decided it wasn’t where we wanted to go,” Deadline reports TNT president Kevin Reilly as saying at the TCA Press Tour.
It is rumored that Cyborg may just become a Titans movie… if that is not the case, though, we’ll still hold out hope for a Titans TV show someday…. hopefully more true to the Wolfman & Perez original stories, anyway.
We might have dodged a bullet here…
Akiva Goldsman is currently working on building a Transformers universe for the movies, so if Titans is ever tried again, perhaps it will be by new people. Or, maybe we’ll someday get that Nightwing series we all deserve…
Though we still aren’t sure if it’s been actually confirmed that they’re legit, a Tweet finally came from the @TitansWriters Twitter feed today. Here’s what they posted – a simple picture of Nightwing:
On a Twitter note, if you’re not following our own Titans twitter account @TitansTV already… you should be!
TV Line was able to get some words from TNT President Kevin Reilly about the fate of Titans… and it’s still in play!
Writer-producer Akiva Goldsman has a lot on his plate, but Reilly says they hope they will lock casting and ramp up production “this summer.” The next goal, of course, is to see how Titans will stand out.
The website Season-Zero.com is alleging that TNT’s Titans might be going by a different title.
This new title they mentioned is “Blackbirds” – possibly referencing the bird-themed characters within – although, if you’re adapting a major brand, shouldn’t you use a name people know?
They mention the show will shoot in the Spring in Toronto. The Toronto part is consistent with what we have heard; the Spring part, we hadn’t heard before. Maybe the Starz project Blackbirds is shooting soon, which would put us back at the “no Titans updates” corner.
We’ve heard nothing confirming this and will take any news with a grain of salt until or unless the studio, the network, or the creative people involved confirm anything.
UPDATE: While we’ve heard nothing either way from the studio, Chris (@Comic_Canuck on Twitter) did some sleuthing and found that Starz has a project in development called “Blackbirds,” based on a novel. Chances are good that Season-Zero got their wires crossed. Nothing to see here!