Well, back when I did my last list on what DC characters I'd like to see DC adapt to live action next (about a year ago), the Teen Titans took up the top 4 slots.And now the trailer for the live action Titans TV series has been released so let's see what's going on...
Warning: Contains Foul Language And Violence
I wanted it, I got it... and I don't want it anymore.
Like, literally the entire tone feels off. Everyone can whole-heartedly agree that the worst part of the DCEU was how dark they made the earlier movies and the CW has a major quality problem with its darker episodes. So it just makes sense that they'd make the Teen Titans (a team who are at their best when they're more light-hearted) a grim-dark series. I know it's just a trailer but it doesn't feel right. Robin is edge-lord 5000 (and he kills people, because God knows people didn't complain about that enough when Batman vs Superman came out), Raven is a scared little girl (rather than Madame du-snark), Beast Boy doesn't use his one second of screen time to crack a joke and Dove, THE AVATAR OF PEACE, slices someones leg off with her wing and puts someone eyes out. Just as long as we stay away from the New 52 version of Starfire (whom, I have no problem with the casting for btw, and neither should anybody on the basis of race, because Starfire in the comics is an orange alien, you can't be acurate to that irl, sowho cares if she's played by a black girl), we won't have awefulness bingo.
One thing I can say in positive is, I can see potential in what I have seen, I can see where they can go to make the series a lot better than its first impression would lead you to believe it will be. The creators have the credentials to make it work and I like the casting choices. Let's just hope that this is more Arrowverse than BvS.