According to a recent report, popular teenage super hero team, Teen Titans, will soon be getting its very own animated direct-to-video film. The film, entitled Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, is being co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.
The film's plot is based on the 1984 Tales of the Teen Titans #42–44, and Teen Titans Annual #3 comic book arc. This story, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, is the very same that features villains Deathstroke and Terra as well as Dick Grayson's official transformation from Robin to Nightwing. Additionally, The Judas Contract arc also sees Wally West abandon the Kid Flash persona and quit the group.
When Warner Bros. Animation first began adapting stories from the DC Universe, The Judas Contract was high on their wishlist. However, there was some disagreement among higher-ups whether a DC Comics story that doesn't feature Batman, Superman, or any member of the Justice League would be able to carry commercial appeal. After the success of the Cartoon Network shows Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go, however, detractors changed their tune.
Warner Bros. Animation has already introduced the Titans to their fan-base through other animated features such as Justice League: The New Frontier and Justice League Vs. Teen Titans. As a result, the production company decided it was finally time to pull the trigger on the Titans' most iconic story.
The Judas Contract is directed by Jay Olivia, who has a mountain of experience working on both animated and live-action DC Universe films. Additionally, the film will feature the voice talents of Stuart Allan as Robin, Kari Wahlgren as Starfire, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Brandon Soo Hoo as Beast Boy, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Sean Maher as Nightwing, Christina Ricci as Terra, and the late Miguel Ferrer as Deathstroke.
Take a minute to check out The Judas Contract's first trailer: