Christina Ricci and Miguel Ferrer are voice-starring in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the long-awaited DC Universe animated original movie from Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The movie, being directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a screenplay by Ernie Altbacker, adapts the classic storyline from Tales of the Teen Titans, one of DC’s top comics in the 1980s. Ricci will play Teen Titans member Terra and Ferrer is voicing the mercenary villain Deathstroke.
Ricci and Ferrer are newcomers to the stable of the DC animated movies, a line that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Titans will also see returning DC players Sean Maher, Kari Wahlgren, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Brandon Soo Hoo and Stuart Allan join the voice cast.
Teen Titans was DC’s comic that went head-to-head with Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men in the early 1980s in a time when both comics were outselling their companies’ more established stars such as Batman and Spider-Man, respectively. Titans, under writer Marv Wolfman and penciller George Perez, hit a zenith with The Judas Contract storyline. It was the culmination of years of stories that saw the Titans — young heroes Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, Nightwing/Robin and Cyborg — face the betrayal of their teammate Terra.The woman had partnered with Deathstroke to take down the team.
Protesters took to the streets Wednesday night across the U.S. to mount a rallying cry against Donald Trump’s imminent presidency. In New York City, thousands marched from Union Square to Trump Tower in Midtown. Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Boston also saw large protests. Video shows their emotional displays and powerful rallying cries.
Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic
confrontation blocks from Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as
protesters registered their rage against the new president.
demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near
the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the
inaugural ceremony. Signs read, “Resist Trump Climate Justice Now,”
“Let Freedom Ring,” “Free Palestine.”
But at one point, police
gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of
downtown businesses including a Starbucks, Bank of America and
McDonald’s as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear
used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off the
Police said in a statement that the group damaged
vehicles, destroyed property and set small fires while armed with
crowbars and hammers. Police said “numerous” people were arrested and
charged with rioting.
The confrontation happened about an hour
before Trump was sworn in and began giving his inaugural address at the
Capitol. Several hours later, the crowd of protesters still at the tense
scene — at 12th and L streets in northwest Washington — had grown to
about 1,000, some wearing gas masks and with arms chained together
inside PVC pipe. One said the demonstrators were “bringing in the
Gotham City Sirens (April 6th, 2018) will feature The Riddler as the main villain. The budget will be around 100 million and a sneak peek will most likely be shown at Comic-Con this year.
The Batman (July 13th, 2018) will be shooting in April. The film will also feature Deathstroke, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, William Randolph Wintergreen - and some appearances of Two-Face, Penguin, Blackmask and the Joker.
Before the bunting and barriers are even cleared away from Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands are likely to attend the Women’s March on Washington the following day, 21 January.
“A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before,” said Kaylin Whittingham, president of the association of black women attorneys. “We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore.”
The Women’s March now has almost 200 progressive groups, large and small, signing on as supporting partners. The issues they represent are as varied as the environment, legal abortion, prisoners’ rights, voting rights, a free press, affordable healthcare, gun safety, racial and gender equality and a higher minimum wage. Men are invited.
More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur, across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries, organizer Linda Sarsour said.
“We have no choice. We need to stand up against an administration that threatens everything we believe in, in what we hope will become one of the largest grassroots, progressive movements ever seen,” said Sarsour.
Even though a widely shared statistic about 14 black girls going missing in Washington, D.C., in recent weeks has been debunked, the city’s mayor Muriel Bowser has announced new initiatives to help find missing children in the nation’s capital.
The initiative includes “wraparound” social services to help address the needs of families in distress.
“One missing young person is one too many, and these new initiatives will help us do more to find and protect young people, particularly young girls of color, across our city,” Bowser said, according to Fox News.
The mayor’s statement comes after an inaccurate statistic went viral claiming that 14 black girls had gone missing in 24 hours.
The District of Columbia tallied 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of whom were black or Latino, in the first three months of 2017.
In total, only 22 were unsolved as of March 24. Most of the city’s missing teens had left their homes voluntarily, NBC Washington reported. Most were later found.
But, as BuzzFeed reported, the hysteria was rooted in some truth: The cases of missing black people are disproportionately large compared to their white counterparts.
In total, 37% of people reported missing in 2016 were people of color. And those cases rarely make headlines, unlike those of young white women. Read more (3/2717 11:21 AM)
A man with a rifle who claimed to be “self-investigating” a baseless online conspiracy theory entered the Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong on Sunday, according to local police.
The man allegedly pointed the gun at a restaurant employee who managed to escape, then fired the weapon inside the restaurant. There were no reports of injuries, police say. A North Carolina man has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the shooting.
It’s a disturbing development in what has already been a weekslong ordeal for Comet Ping Pong, a kid-friendly pizza restaurant that also hosts live music events.
Internet users have developed a wholly fictitious conspiracy theory that maintains Comet Ping Pong is the site of an international Satanic child sex abuse cabal hosted by powerful Democrats, including Hillary Clinton. Speculation and fabrications tied to the bizarre conspiracy theory have been relentlessly circulated by politically motivated fringe sites.