DC has announced a new animated film called Justice League vs. Teen Titans. We only have a trailer and a cast confirmation. No release date has been shown I believe.
Plot: Robin is sent to work with the Titans after his volatile behavior botches a Justice League mission. The young team then must really step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.
Taissa Farmiga as Raven
Jon Bernthal as Trigon
Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle
Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast boy
Kari Wahlgren as Starfire
Shemar Moore as Cyborg
Sean Maher as Nightwing
Stuart Allan as Robin
Jason O’Mara as Batman
Jerry O’Connell as Superman
Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman
Christopher Gorham Flash
Note: Will be reposting this in the Comic Book Club thread as well.
Post by TheDesertTiger on Jan 28, 2016 23:13:14 GMT
Taka , I know he's in the movie, but it just seems weird that he's the only titan not featured at all in the trailer. It makes me think he may have very little presence in the movie while it seems that Damien is the focus of another movie(although Raven seems to have importance which is nice). It just seems weird to me that Nightwing who was an original member of the Titans is being swapped out for Damien as he's never been associated with the team.
That is strange. I'm only familiar with animated series not the comic books. The original Robin should have more presence. It's odd that Damien is here. Raven is here because of Trigon. It's like the Teen Titans animated series on Cartoon Network except with the Robins switched place and then a splash of Young Justice due to their battle with the Justice League.
What's even odder is that the rest of the Titans in this movie(save for Blue Beetle) are the other original 80's era Teen Titans members. So it seems even weirder to me that Damien is being focused on over Grayson. And Yeah, I would definitely agree with your comparison to the Teen Titans and Young Justice.
Post by TheDesertTiger on Jan 29, 2016 0:07:59 GMT
Taka , I'm actually not super familiar with a lot of the Teen Titans' history I just know the roster line up out of the 80's cause that's the most popular roster for the team. And I'm not sure if Blue Beetle was actually a member of the Titans in the comics, I think this version(Jaime Reyes) may have been at some point but not 100% on that. And yeah, I'm a fan of the art style too, and I like most of the designs of the Titans except for Beast Boy...something about his bothers me.
My source was outdated then. Is he on the team with Cyborg being a current member? I learned Cyborg wasn't the original Teen Titan. He was Justice League member in the comics. Thought Blue Beetle was a replacement for him since both characters deal with computers and technology.
Post by TheDesertTiger on Jan 29, 2016 21:47:30 GMT
Taka , You are correct that Cyborg wasn't on the original Teen Titans team from the 60-70's but he was an original member of the 80's team although as the rebooted New 52 continuity Cyborg was only ever a Justice League member now. And from searching wikipedia it seems like Cyborg and Blue Beetle never served on the Titans at the same time.
Nice catch for Blue Beetle and Cyborg. Makes a good trivia question for folks.
How many times did DC reboot their series? (Marvel and other do it too) I remember one guy told us an advice about diving in comic books for the first time.
"To any new comic book reader, don't worry about reboots. Just pick a series and go from there."
Then again, things don't change much aside from small details and a lots of "spin-offs" set in alternative universes like Spider-Gwen whom I just learn about this year. It let the writers do crazy stuff like ship Shadow Cat with Spider-Man.
Post by TheDesertTiger on Jan 29, 2016 22:56:26 GMT
Taka , To my knowledge DC has rebooted their continuity twice. The first in 1985 with Crisis on Infinite Earths and then again in 2011 with Flashpoint and the New 52 line of books. Granted earlier this year they dropped the "New 52" branding off their books but the new continuity still stands. Comic Books can be confusing. lol
As far as getting into comics for the first time, from my experience I got into reading DC comics because of the New 52 reboot and I found it to be a great jumping on point because most of the books didn't require much if any prior knowledge(save for Batman and Green Lantern as lot of their pre-new 52 continuity is still cannon though happened in a shorter time frame). Before that I had only read a handful of Batman graphic novels, and found that trying to get into comics was super daunting. Also, resources like the DC Comics sub reddit I found to be super helpful with sorting out continuity and finding reading recommendations.
Great advice, I'll be sure to check that out. The only recent comic book I read was Wonder Woman New 52. That was a bit different compared to the animated series I grew up with. Still prefer the animated Diana.
Taka: Welcome to Anime Vice. Please check the battle rules. It's best to make a battle thread in the forums not the chat box.
Sept 17, 2020 0:56:16 GMT
Old Man Dream: Update with Three Callaberos. Only about halfway through it at the moment. Because it's a package film with a series of animated shorts, been taking my time getting through it this past week. Never got around to seeing it last night since I got swamped...
Sept 17, 2020 15:44:16 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...in my freelance work. But will try to get through it as I have time to do so.
Sept 17, 2020 15:44:42 GMT
Old Man Dream: Done with Three Callaberos. See if I can do some sort of review for it tonight or if not, tomorrow at the latest.
Sept 18, 2020 1:21:34 GMT