Please tell me this isn't real?
@The Feels, it sadly is real :(
@The Feels, you should take a look at Beast Boy and Raven. Already hating the show because of how awful all costume choices are.
@Naberrie, I just looked it up. It's real. Really really real Jesus Christ, she looks awful. The outfit looks beyond cheep and the curly hair a poor decision to say the least.
The beast boy and raven look fvcking horrific too.
@The Feels, I'm still too far into shock to laugh or cry at this. What the actual fvck
@The Feels, leave it to DC to fück a show up by themselves. What can go wrong will go wrong when DC makes a live action
@WhyNotBoth, it honestly seems to be a problem the entire comic book industry, and even tv industry, is suffering from right now. The name of this problem, as you can probably guess, is "pandering to the people who complain about sexism/racism despite the fact that they probably never read/watch the comics/show". It's sad, but unfortunately true.
@Weird Porn Stash, at least Robin looks pretty decent
@The Feels, none of the characters look good in this one. I'm fine with changes and creative liberty and all that, but this is a little on the extreme end
@Marida Cruz, Marvel doesn't suffer from this tho? It's only DC that's just releasing complete garbage on a consistent basis with both movies and TV shows. Which is a damn shame since DC Comics right now are much better than Marvels
@WhyNotBoth, I take it you haven't read any of Marvels comics recently.
@Marida Cruz, I do read a lot of Marvel and DC but there's a reason why a reboot is coming fot Marvel soon. Renew Your Vows sells more than the canon Spiderman comics too and stories like The Flash, Green Lantern and Batman (like the button) are just killing it right now
@WhyNotBoth, if you read a lot of comics, than you should know that recently Marvel has gone through a huge phase of the type of pandering I've been talking about. Riri Williams is the best example of this, with the writers being adamant that she's a hero despite her obvious sociopathic tendencies and lack of concern for others. Why are they so adamant she's a hero? Because she's the new iron man, of course! Then there's modern Captain Marvel, who's a lady so butch that you wouldn't know she was a woman without the writer telling you ever few seconds. There's also the New Wolverine, which has several butch lesbians of various ethnicities written by people who don't understand how to write politics, action, or characters with personalities. And finally, a problem endemic to modern marvel, using "science" to refer to basically unexplainable events or technology without elaborating, even though those things don't follow any laws of science in or out of universe.
@Marida Cruz, you got that right, everyone hates Riri but like Miles Morales so the "remakes are hated" arguments don't apply to her but you also forgot about All New All Different Thor who is Jane Foster when Thor became unworthy for no real reason. Battle World was okay but I hope the May reboot fixes all this shït, especially Spiderman
@WhyNotBoth, I don't really understand what your argument is anymore. You said that Marvel doesn't suffer from the problems that the rest of the comic book and tv industry does, but then you agreed with me when I listed all the ways that it does. What point are you trying to make here?
@Marida Cruz, I said that Marvel tv and movies are in pretty good shaped compared to Dc but ota the opposite in the comic book industry. My main point is that it's a shame that DC movies and TV sucks since their comics right now are much better than Marvels
@WhyNotBoth, it's just that when you responded to me, you basically said I was wrong, even though if you read my comment, I'm saying basically the exact same thing.
@AlQaholic, Beast Boy isn’t. Even. Fvcking. GREEN!
@The Feels, I don't think this is actually her in the show.like based on what I saw it's just something the actress was wearing but not for the actual production of the show. I mean it's fine if star is black. The girl is orange in all actuality. All I really care about is that she is as cute as she was in the show.
@Weird Porn Stash, looks like a prostitute
@Naberrie, how tf does a private citizen make a better cosplay than an actual production.
@Naberrie, she looks like a cheap hooker
@Marida Cruz, The best part is they REMOVED THE ONLY CANON BLACK GUY IN THE SERIES. WTF IS LIFE ANYMORE!?
@BlazingBowman, because the production doesn't actually care about the integrity of the character and hasn't done any real research. They just want to make that superhero money without offending anyone, which smart people know always ends up offending everyone.
@Marida Cruz, well let's just hope that the dress wasn't the actrual costume and just the actresses weird sense of taste.
@ JCLEMZ, they removed Cyborg? Are they insane? It's like they had a cast of actually diverse and interesting characters, and they decided that the cast was too big and not diverse enough. Though I honestly, I suppose nothing's ever diverse enough for these people.
@Marida Cruz, They did. And replaced him with two heroes few have heard of. Can't remember who because that day, all I remember is the color red.
@BlazingBowman, even then, and ignoring skin color, she really doesn't look like the character at all, and I get the impression that she probably doesn't sound even remotely the way you'd expect Starfire to sound either.
@ JCLEMZ, but they could've easily just used all three. What do they think using obscure heroes won't mean anything if they're using too many mainstream ones?
@Marida Cruz, probably not. Her skin is probably to dark to effectively paint the right color either. And her hair style is completely different I get the feeling they tried to dye it the right color but forgot to account for how dark her hair was already and it came out way to dark.
@Marida Cruz, Who the hell knows. Look at the casting leak. Do you honestly think they know what the hell they're doing? It's not like we ask for all Aryan white supermodels for each character. We as fans just want accurate portrayals of our favorite stories. This type of crap is so obviously loaded with SJW bullcrap, I bet the first line of the show will be from hooker Starfire saying "Trump wants to murder us transgenders!"
@ JCLEMZ, I wouldn't be surprised. It makes me almost as sick as the trailer for the Heathers remake did.
@Naberrie, what's the name of this character?
@The Flame War, Starfire
I'm gonna say it. I thought she was a prostitute
@Eskimoginga, i thought my friends were sending me a meme of a prostitute as well when I first saw this
@Eskimoginga, A cheap one at that
"We need more African-American actors to play Superheroes!"
That's fine; will she be orange and will Bumblebee join the team as well?
"No, and who's that?"
@ptitty1231, and yet, they chose NOT to include Cyborg, THE ONLY ONE OF THEM WHO’S ACTUALLY BLACK
@Jingleheimer Schmidt, that's because Cyborg joined the Justice League. Because if how botched the Green Latern movie was, it was decided not have Hal Jordan be replaced by John Stewart and just not have the Green Latern mythos used at
That doesn't even look like starfire, Star was attractive sure, but that looks like a $5 hooker
I demand Cyborg be played by a white man (jk, I don't really care)
@The Landshark , nah, should be played by a Hispanic transgender female, this way we can hit all the demographics
@nemestrinus , nah man. We've gotta do the full wammy. A hispanic asian transsexual jew that identifies as pansexual (disclaimer: I believe that all fictional characters and historical figures should remain with their original qualities such as race. No one wants a white black panther or an Asian spiderman or a Latino Abe Lincoln, etc)
@The Landshark , But Asian Spiderman sounds pretty funny for some reason
@Drunken Octopus, look up "Turkish Spiderman". You'll get quite the laugh
"No show will ever be worse than Teen Titans Go!"
DC Television executives: "Hold my beer!"
@Suicide Squad Sucks, I know. I’d rather watch Go than this crap.....I never thought I’d see the day I’d say ‘I’d rather watch Teen Titans Go’...... what has this world come to?
@Cloverleaf, TTG is at least funny with its references to other DC stuff.
Warmer... Warmer... Cold.
Smokin'. Fire! Surface of a White Dwarf! Annnd Hoth frozen over and having a shjtty day.
The actress says “her character in the show requires SFX (or something) and that this picture was taken out of context so she won’t look like this in the show” and also we’re blatant racists since we want starfire to be white instead of being portrayed as a sassy black lady like she’s always meant to have been
@nemestrinus , No one wants her to be white either. She's supposed to be orange.
@Weird Porn Stash, Yeah everyone knows Snooki was born for this role! Time to riot
@nemestrinus , Can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic, but nearly everything shown for Starfire has just been her being really caring, bordering motherly. Think the worst I've seen her be is a bit of a c*cktease when she got amnesia in one of the comics.
@Anonymous Jack III, did you reply to the right person? I never said anything about her being a cocktease or motherly. I was just talking about what the actress playing her said in response to all the negative reactions to the photo
@nemestrinus , Also, to comment on the SFX part, I imagine it'll probably be just to make her eyes green. This is a TV show which means they won't have to budget for a large, constant effect on her. And even if they do, it'll have to be really cheap and it will look really bad. And I have nothing against the actor. It's not her fault she looks awful as starfire, it's the costume designers.
I'm completely aware of this shjt storm this will kick up, but frankly, I hate race changes like this. I think they're stupid, and pointless. Especially in comics. There are tons of non-white, well-written, well-liked, and already established characters you could use. Rather than just changed another characters race. And this one is just extra bad because it changed starfire from an orange alien to a black human. Out of all the ethnicities, black is the least compatible with starfire. The skin color just doesn't match with her color scheme.
Now I've never wanted to burn down some company's headquarters. But... You cast a 13yr old who looks like a middle aged man dressing like a girl to play Raven; BeastBoy is some local rapper, and the only thing BB about him is a bad hair dye (it's not even fully dyed); and Starfire is some 30 something year old hooker from 1980's Detroit. Cyborg? Doesn't exist. "Lets make the cast more diverse by changing one character to black, but remove the only canon black character!" Genius. This is why it's called "Titans", because they want an excuse when they come back for seconds of "How to destroy a franchise with bullsh!t." If one of them isn't transgender or gay, I'll be surprised.
She's already a freaking Alien people!!!! Wtf!? Is that not Diverse enough for you? Get someone that even Remotely resembles Star. (No, not the hooker Star. Starfire.) Sorry we couldn't get any Actual flying, laser-eyed aliens to play the part, but this is just right off the deep end.
I always pictured StarFire being Japanese to be honest.
@Lord Palpatine, huh. That kind of fits, at least with the original Tv show.
I did not know of a live action show prior to this picture. I thought that was a picture of a prostitute.
It's the hair that ruins it for me... like seriously, if you look at other photos for the actress she's gorgeous, but this photo is just unflatering in every way.... and Raven does not look goth enough at all. I'm actually not to upset with Beast boy, I wouldn't want him to be all green honestly
Looks more like starfire is her stripper/street name
Wait there's a new live-action TV series with a black star fire? That's awesome. What is it?
@Spartan Adlai, Titans
@Spartan Adlai, that and so much more are available now at your local zoo. Get a ticket today!
I don't really care so long as her performance is good, but I'm surprised they didn't get a Polynesian to play her. They have bronze-ish skin, maybe get a Maori actor? Would've been perfect.
Honestly, the pictures of all of the cast don't inspire confidence but I'm going to give it a chance. Keep in mind these are leaked pictures on the set, with no cgi input. The final product will likely be very different.
@DandyZombie35, that's the best outlook I think. I'm going to give it a chance as well.
But isn't whitewashing way more prevalent
@CosmoTheKramer, but Starfire is orange.
@CosmoTheKramer, probably? I'm not much of a movie goer. All I know is that two wrongs don't really make a right, and these decisions always come across as forced and ill-made.
@CosmoTheKramer, in the US? Yeah. Other countries tend to use Their main races demographic too. Indian Spiderman and A-Team, etc., etc., etc.
So no ones going to read this... too far down the comments. Still, if you see the actress in nearly any other photo she looks like a decent fit for the part. Starfire is orange so... you know... no matter who we cast, who cares. Just don’t F*¥~€ up the costume!!!
The inclusion of Hawk and Dove is... interesting. It’s neat to see new characters but... Hawk and Dove? Really?
She got a tan.
I say if they wanted to make her black that's cool. But don't make her look like you called her up from a craigslist for a little Slap 'N Pickle
Well they've officially caught on to the fact that people will spend money on anything. Less effort than normal incoming. Expect hell in 2019.
Teen titans go looks real good now doesn't it😎
Pc culture at it's finest.
Yeah but who is the cosplayer though