Titans DC Universe Trailer First Thoughts…

A HUGE trailer dropped yesterday for the DC Universe and it was Titans the live action Teen Titans TV show. There has been a lot of speculation coming from fans after the set photos were leaked of the upcoming project. Some people did not care for the style they were going for with the character designs but others were extremely excited to finally get a proper Teen Titans series. The trailer starts off with something that absolutely SHOCKED me… the fact that the series will be TV-MA!? I’ve been following the show at a very distant pace because I also have a few concerns, and didn’t want to give any judgement until information was confirmed. Growing up in the early 2000’s with the original teen titans cartoon series I was very excited to hear that there was a live action show in the works since I personally could not connect with Teen Titans GO! So seeing that they will be going with a VERY gritty style of what has always seemed to be a bit more of a witty/quirky super hero squad defiantly brings some concern…

There have been plenty of complaints after this trailer dropped… The main issue I have seen from a lot of fans (myself included) the personality of the characters seemed off to say the least. 1. Raven in the beloved TV show, video games, and some comic runs always seemed to be the mysterious “bruiting” one that doesn’t show much emotion unless in super tense situations, but she seemed to be the most emotional character in the trailer. Then Robin who is always the leader and the one to keep everyone focused was a pissed off whiny angsty teen. He even dropped an F bomb about Batman which truly surprised me. Those are the only two we really got much from in the first trailer. We also received a glimpse of Star Fire’s powers and a quick shot of Beast Boy pre-transformation, so I won’t really give any sort of input on them since we don’t have enough to go off of yet for a good enough analysis. My final question is this…  Is that it for who we get or will other characters from the team show up? The big question is Cyborg of course…

We will have to wait until later this year to find out if this is a stud or a dud. For the time being I will be reserved, but have my hopes that this show will blow us away! What do you think of the Titans trailer? Are you excited? Are you already going to write the show off as a failure? Let us know in the comment, and if you enjoyed the article hit the little star to let us know!

-Brandon Maj

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No More Batman…?

There has been a lot of worry following the DC Universe lately… After the poor response from Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, people are starting to lose hope when it comes to the DCU. Even with the scepticism people are still getting excited for the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League films. There has been one more movie that a lot of comic book fans have been very excited for. That is the stand alone Batman film that Ben Affleck would take the role again as the caped crusader.

There has been drama filling the air of Gotham City’s finest. At one point Ben Affleck was set to star and co-direct the upcoming Batman film, but he backed out of that position to just star. With all the rumors floating around the skies there is even a chance we might not get a Batman film with Ben Affleck… Instead of cancelling the film, or going forward with the project, they have decided to delay the movie. We are not sure how to take this… Wether to be happy the film was  not cancelled, or upset that the rumors are looking to be true that their is complications.

Alex Gilyadov states in his article DC WANTS TO FILL THE BATMAN SLOT WITH ANOTHER FILM

According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, the studios are looking to fast-track one of five movies — The Flash, Dark Universe, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, or Green Lantern Corps. “

We may not be graced with a new Batman saga, but at least we are getting to see something in the place of Batman. Which movie do you hope DCU decides to push forward and make? Let us know @TheNerdChambers which movie you want!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)