Back in 2006, Warner Bros. Animation announced an adaptation of "The Judas Contract," one of the most beloved Teen Titans stories of all time, to join its growing slate of animated films in the DC Comics universe. The project was ultimately canceled, then rumblings of a revival got us excited all over again.
Now, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is a real movie, and we've just seen the first images.
For those who don't know, "The Judas Contract" is a 1984 storyline from legendary creators Marv Wolfman and George Perez in which an earth-manipulating villain named Terra infiltrates the Titans as part of a plan to turn them over to the villain Deathstroke. It's bound to rank among the most important Teen Titans tales of all time, not to mention one of the most important DC Comics of the 1980s. The film was shelved when it seemed fan interest wasn't high enough, but a resurgence by both the Titans and Deathstroke in recent years means now is the perfect time.
For the film version, Warner Bros. is taking an 'inspired by' approach, adding Blue Beetle to the team and removing Cyborg (who's graduated to the Justice League at this point). We don't yet know what other changes will be made -- Raven, for instance, is notably absent from the image above -- but one thing's for sure: Deathroke is still Deathstroke.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract arrives later this year.