DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns is preparing for the weekend by flexing his writing muscles on the newly-announced “Titans” live-action series. Johns shared a piece of “Titans” artwork by late artist Michael Turner on Twitter with the message, “Enjoying an early Friday writing…”
The roster shows confirmed team members Robin (not Nightwing, who was originally listed in the series’ press release), Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy (who Johns himself confirmed in another Tweet), joined by Cyborg, Superboy, Wonder Girl, and Kid Flash. Whether or not Cyborg, Superboy, and Wonder Girl will make an appearance is still up in the air.
Enjoying an early Friday writing… pic.twitter.com/MpxzCmLIUF
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) April 28, 2017
Written by Akiva Goldsman (“Batman Forever,” “Transformers: The Last Knight”), Johns and Greg Berlanti, “Titans” is billed as an action-adventure based on the enduring DC Comics franchise.
The Titans are described as “a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe,” which may suggest the lineup may reach beyond the traditional membership. A live-action “Titans” series has been in development at TNT before being shelved by the cable channel in 2014. However, Johns pledged in early 2015 that DC still had plans for the project.
“Titans” will be executive produced by Johns, Goldsman, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). The series will air on a new DC Comics-branded digital platform that will launch in 2018. No official release date has yet been announced.