DC released a trailer for their next animated feature film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. It’s Finally here after being announced back in 2007. DC played it safe by working on the bigger comic book adaptations first. Now we can expect to see a movie adaptation of a classic, controversial Teen Titans storyline from the 80’s. Will it be as good and timeless as the comic? It certainly is possible with Jay Oliva directing!
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
I am just as excited as every Teen Titans fan out there. This trailer is absolutely insane! I had goosebumps just watching it! The animation and effects are first class. Its what you would expect from a DC animated movie. Those tiny previews of the fight sequences are absolutely hair-raising. Starfire even yells out “Titans Go” before the action begins. I don’t see Cyborg anywhere (Replaced by Blue Beetle), which is a real bummer. But like most of DC’s adaptations, this one is updated to modern comic mythology which sees Cyborg being part of the Justice League.
Jay Oliva is the Man
My man Jay has directed almost all of the successful DC comic adaptations. Everything he touches turns to gold which makes him the perfect guy for the job. He did a superb job adapting The Dark Knight Returns movies. I would also give him a huge thumbs up for the recent and excellent Justice League Dark movie. I think the only movie he didn’t direct was the boring Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
The dude loves action and he certainly knows how to bring the action from the pages of a comic book to life. He’s movies has imagery that’s so similar and true to the original source. If there ever is going to be a fan favorite Teen Titans movie, Jay Oliva is the man who is going to make it happen. There has always been Teen Titans fan
For the Fans
There have always been hardcore Teen Titans fans since the 80’s. These fans have been craving an adaptation like this for so long. Hearing about it in 2007 and having to wait till now is torture. But you can’t help but admire the build-up and timing of the release of this movie. We are currently going through a Teen Titans Go! renaissance in Cartoon Network. And Deathstroke is the new main villain in an upcoming Batman feature film.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Comic (Spoilers)
The original comic series back in the 80’s changed the way DC presented their comics forever. The series was written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by the legendary George Pérez. It was one of the pioneering comic series in terms of serialized storytelling. It focused on a more mature audience because of its very dark and shocking content. It is best known for its insanely shocking plot twists and the birth of the ever so popular Nightwing.
Will It Be Good?
Absolutely! Can’t, you see how Excited I am for this movie! It will be expertly adapted from the iconic source material by the best in the business. It will be controversial and hardcore (well not too hardcore with its PG-13 rating) like most of DC’s animated films. I really can’t wait to see this film. But it is certainly going to be a long wait for the release which is only later this year.