Teen Titans talk...

newteentitans1.jpgDC Comics and Warner Brothers are not at the stage yet where they can do a team-up movie. They are jumping the gun by around four years but they seem adamant to not only make a JLA movie but also a Teen Titans movie. Christopher Nolan should go and have a quiet word with the guys at DC and WB, and say "are my movies not enough, can you not wait until I'm gone?" because if I was him I would hate the idea of my character being used elsewhere in another flick at the same time as your building your Batman legacy. Anyway, Mark Verheiden the guy who has the job of scribing the Teen Titans movie talked a little at the Con about what his intentions with the movie are. The following comes directly from IGN...
"I think the challenge is probably in terms of the team, to make sure that each one of them gets their due," he says. "The real challenge in this to me is to make sure that you feel you really know these characters as real people. They're empowered people that have been blessed with abilities that are beyond imagination, except for Robin who worked on it and became that himself. And yet they have the same wants, hopes, dreams, and emotions as everyone else. It's just they have this extra part of their lives. And I thought what was interesting too, the sort of big difference between the Teen Titans and some of the other big stories, like say the X-Men, is the Titans have had their powers and for the most part have lived with them all their lives. So this isn't a learning curve. This isn't, 'Oh my God, I can suddenly spout fire!' This isn't the Fantastic Four either. It's a story about, 'What do you do when you've had these powers and now you're 18?' And your name was 'This Lad' or 'Kid This' and now all of a sudden it's, 'How do I have my own identity?' So the core of it is really about the emotional story of these guys, and of course it's a huge, fun action movie too. But the core of it is going to be to try to understand these characters and sort of what it is to be them in today's world."
What did he say about stepping on the toes of things such as Nolan's Batman franchise...
"In terms of the universes of those films, I don't think we want to do anything to violate the continuity that they've established," he says. "I want to be very true to the Teen Titans, however I don't want to be slavish to the point where we're just doing things to€ I want to be as true as possible but do the best story I can is I guess the way to put it. In terms of Batman Begins, that's just a great touch point in terms of tone. It's serious without being . You feel like there's real jeopardy for those characters. And that's what we want for Teen Titans. When they're in trouble we don't want you to think they're just going to pull the magic power out of their hat. They're in genuine trouble, genuine jeopardy, and these are 18-year-old young adults trying to figure out, 'How do we survive, how do we stay proud in front of our friends, how do we just be true to sort of what we think we are at a moment of conflict in .' Because they're going through the classic, 'I'm 18 and I don't know what the hell I'm doing.'"
Timing is everything in movie land and I can't believe DC are contemplating all these movies. In one swoop they could damage and potentially kill off not only their Batman character but Superman, Wonder Women, Green Arrow, Nightwing and so many other potential money making characters by these two stupid team-up movies. Do a T.V. series if you want to explore this avenue. Make your own Smallville show, just don't ruin Batman and Superman's cinematic future.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.