It’s been rumored for some time now, but now it’s official—according to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. and DC Studios are moving forward with a live-action Teen Titans movie. Screenwriter Ana Nogueira, who has written the script for the upcoming Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, is tackling the project. This is in its earliest stages, so there’s no director attached yet. Nogueira started out as an actress, appearing on shows like the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, before transitioning into writing. Her off-Broadway play Which Way to the Stage premiered in 2022.

The cover art for New Teen Titans #1 by George Perez.
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Teen Titans is easily one of DC Comics’ most successful brands. It started out in the ’60s as a lighthearted series about the Justice League’s sidekicks. However, it was the ’80s reboot that made the team into comic book superstars. Under the guidance of creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez, The New Teen Titans kept members like Robin and Wonder Girl, adding new heroes like Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven, who became breakout stars. The comic was DC’s most popular by far at the time, only outsold by Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men. Robin’s transition into Nightwing occurred in New Teen Titans, transforming him into one of DC’s most popular heroes.

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The characters really became mainstream household names thanks to the 2003 Teen Titans animated series on Cartoon Network, which was an anime-influenced version of the ’80s team. They followed that series with Teen Titans Go!, which aimed at an even younger crowd. In 2018, Titans came to live-action, in a series that ran for four seasons on the DC Universe streaming service, and later, on Max. The Titans show was the opposite of the cartoons, going dark and grim instead of goofy and fun. Neither animated nor live-action television takes really adapted the tone of the comics that inspired them. Here’s hoping the DCU version will finally give us a version that does justice to this very iconic DC brand.