Filming for the DC streaming service‘s Titans may be happening sooner than we all expected!
Industry website My Entertainment World is reporting a September 25 start date for Titans in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta was home to Constantine as well as the Black Lightning pilot and is quickly growing as a “go-to” place for these things, with newer state-of-the-art facilities and tax incentives. At our sister site XMenTV we’re even reporting a tip that the X-Men related series The Gifted will lens there.
DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns has recently Tweeted about his involvement with writing the Titans and has hinted that those developments may even involve Beast Boy who was not a part of the TNT Titans treatment. Johns is joined in the production by Akiva Goldsman as well as DCTV mainstays Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
More information as it becomes available…
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?
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!
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!
It’s been a quiet time for those of us seeking news on Titans, with things like Lucifer, Supergirl, and the untitled Arrow/Flash spinoff seemingly taking more priority in the DCTV world. Continue reading