The artwork imagines Abigail Cowen as Starfire, demonstrating how the beloved Teen Titans character may seem in the Snyderverse.
Starfire, the popular Teen Titans character, has been imagined as a part of the SnyderVerse in recent DC fan art. Following the release of filmmaker Zack Snyder’s original edit of Justice League in 2021, love for his other vision of the DC Extended Universe has grown. The “Snyder Cut,” which premiered on HBO Max, was praised for its dark tone and action, and was received better by comic book aficionados than its 2017 theatrical version. Many people were even more adamant about resurrecting the SnyderVerse when great comments to the film poured in, and some have indicated desire in seeing the director tackle more DC properties.
The Teen Titans debuted in 1964 in DC Comics, following a group of adolescent superheroes led by Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad. Starfire, or Koriand’r, who possesses the ability to absorb ultraviolet light and use it to fly and release massive blasts of energy, was introduced in the 1980s, when the series was revived by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. Her presence in Cartoon Network’s animated Teen Titans show, which aired from 2003 to 2006, increased her popularity. She has since appeared in the Teen Titans Go! spin-off series, as well as the feature film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, and is now portrayed by Anna Diop in HBO Max’s live-action adaptation of Titans.
In new Teen Titans fan art produced and shared on Instagram by the user youssef defenshi, Starfire is imagined as joining the SnyderVerse. Abigail Cowen, star of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Fate: The Winx Saga, is cast in the role. It also features a glimpse at some of the hero’s abilities as well as a fresh take on the outfit. See the official announcement below:
Starfire’s story has changed in her most recent Titans manifestation, but fans of the comics and animated show have remarked that HBO Max’s approach to the Teen Titans material is much more mature. Titans also improves Starfire’s abilities, giving her the capacity to produce fire, which the fan art also suggests. Both critics and fans have praised the alterations made to the team and their story in Titans, implying that a darker version of Koriand’r would be embraced by audiences.
For fans of the lighter-hearted Teen Titans series, bringing its characters into the Snyderverse would be a significant departure. With HBO Max’s adaptation’s recent success, it would be intriguing to see how a filmmaker like Snyder could combine Starfire into a setting with a much darker tone. Even if he does not go beyond Justice League, fans may expect to see members of the Teen Titans in other big screen productions in the future.