'Titans': Akiva Goldsman reveals if Batgirl would ever show up in the DC Universe series
The show, based on the original 'Teen Titans' series, centers on a team of young heroes - Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy, who are led by Batman's former sidekick Robin
'Titans', the latest offering from the DC Universe - the newly launched streaming service by DC Entertainment - is already turning heads with promos and teasers ahead of its season premiere this week. The show, based on the original 'Teen Titans' series, revolves around a team of young superheroes-to-be, including Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy, who are led by Dick Grayson aka Batman's former sidekick, Robin.
While this seems to be the current line-up for the live-action 'Titans' series, at one point the narrative also included a lot of Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl. The revelation came from 'Titans' creator Akiva Goldsman himself, who during a recent roundtable at the New York Comic Con along with co-creators Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti, broke the news about Batgirl's association with the series.
According to Goldsman, 'Titans', which has gone through multiple revisions before finding its home at DC Universe, was supposed to feature Batgirl heavily, especially in the version shopped to TNT. For the uninitiated, the show was being developed for TNT for the longest time, until the network decided to pass it on due to script issues.
"It has moved around a little bit based on its home," said Goldsman, according to Screen Rant. "There was some Batgirl in it for a long time, there was a lot of Barbara Gordon in it up through the TNT iteration." But just because Batgirl seems to have been written off the final iteration of 'Titans', does it mean that there's no future possibility of seeing the Batman counterpart, kicking ass alongside the Titans? Goldsman took a hard pass on this topic. "I don’t think so, not for a lack of hunger," he added.
Meanwhile, with the 'Titans' season premiere edging closer, promotions have been at an all-time high. Social media tools especially are being used to their optimal level - as is the trend nowadays - even if that means taking a friendly jab at a certain D. Pool from the Marvel Universe.
Quoting a now-infamous line from Deadpool 2, the official Twitter handle of DCU's 'Titans' recently shared a promo video. "So dark...you sure you're not from the DC Universe?" the footage began, "To that we say... Suck it, Mr. Pool." The video was cheekily captioned, "With Love, the DC Universe."
'Titans' premieres on DC Universe on Friday, October 12.