One of my all-time favorite comic book stories is The Judas Contract. It’s one of the best because it was done in continuity and didn’t have the luxury of being set in a standalone universe (Watchmen) or a potential future (The Dark Knight Returns). I’m both very excited and nervous about Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s adaptation of this classic story set for release in April.
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract arrives on Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 18, but streaming fans can grab the Digital HD version on April 4. As is common with the DC movies, an exclusive figurine will be included and Blue Beetle gets the nod here. Beetle is an odd choice since presumably this would be the best time for a Deathstroke the Terminator or Terra figurine.
The film is loosely based on the 1984 story from Marv Wolfman and George Perez. I’m still holding out hope WBA will take the ultimate challenge and adapt Crisis on Infinite Earths in a two-part film. This isn’t a bad secondary option.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Led by Starfire, the Teen Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – have built a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil; but their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic.
Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows – both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.
Christina Ricci (Zelda, Sleepy Hollow, The Addams Family) and the late Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: Los Angeles, RoboCop, Crossing Jordan) join the already established Teen Titans voice cast as Terra and Deathstroke, respectively.
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Animation