As part of the ongoing series of DC Animated movies (Superman: Doomsday (2007), Justice League: The New Frontier (2008), Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)) Teen Titans: The Judas Contract was to be the next in line for the direct-to-DVD market.
OH.SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
Screenwriters Marv Wolfman, George Pérez and Tom DeSanto would have adapted a storyline from the Teen Titans comics which featured the introduction of the character Terra who infiltrated the group and betrayed them.What a bitch.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
The top brass at Warner Home Video (a technical term for the people who have the cash) decided the Teen Titans brand wasn’t well known enough and so put a hold on the project.They then pushed forward with the next release which was Wonder Woman (2009).
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING?
Well it wasn’t the end of the World...but it was a bit of a shame.The Teen Titan’s didn’t have a particularly strong presence, but everyone has to start somewhere and as DC’s direct-to-DVD movies were always going to be bigger hits with comic-book fans over the average Joe, it seemed strange not to just continue with the project anyway.It also hadn’t been that long since the Teen Titans animated TV show had finished airing, so the words ‘striking’ ‘whilst’ ‘iron’ ‘is’ and ‘hot’ seemed rather appropriate.
BUT WHAT IF?
Well if work on The Judas Contract had of continued then the Teen Titans property would have been opened up to a larger fan base.The brand would have eventually permeated into the public’s awareness and children, adults and even animals would have instantly recognised a group of teen heroes led by Batman’s sidekick and former Boy Wonder, Robin!The Teen Titans would have taken their rightful place amongst the great groups of the past such as the Rolling Stones, the X-Men and the Jackson Five and eventually would have been bigger than the Beatles.Warner Home Video would have created super stars and the comic-book movie industry would have changed forever.