Teen Titans Screenwriter Speaks
Wizard Universe Reports: UP CLOSE: ‘TEEN TITANS’ SCREENWRITER MARK VERHEIDEN
He explains how the film will follow the realistic model set by ‘X-Men,’ with the heroes facing a mysterious threat
WIZARD: The best runs on the Teen Titans comic included equal parts action, adventure and teen angst, including romance. Which of these elements are in your script?
VERHEIDEN: All of the above. It’s a story about 18-year-old teenagers trying to figure out what to do with their lives. They’ve been programmed up to this point as adjuncts to adult heroes and now that they’re 18 and becoming adults themselves, what are they going to do next? That includes how they go about doing the noble tasks they feel destined to do like fight crime and fight bad guys and then the other part is, what about the rest of their lives? What about their social lives? What about how they fit into society?
Can you give us a hint as to what kind of a threat the Titans will be facing in the movie?
VERHEIDEN: I think I’ll keep that to myself for now. It is a very powerful threat and it will present situations I don’t think we’ve seen before, which is always fun to try and come up with. And it will be on a fairly massive scale. Comic book fans will not be unfamiliar with it. [Laughs]
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