In an interview with CapelessCrusader, Christopher Priest has outlined his plans for both the Deathstroke comic he is currently writing for DC Rebirth, but also how this will affect the Titans books. Specifically the storyline that launched Deathstroke in the first place, from Marv Wolfman and George Perez, The Judas Contract – itself up for an animated movie – will b rewritten and crossed over for Deathstroke and Titans, written by Dan Abnett.
He tells them,
We’re doing a JJ Abrams-ing of “The Judas Contract… we are not dismissing that or ret-conning that, but as JJ Abrams did with “Star Trek,” we are now telling our own alternate version of it because of the speed force, and was Wally there or was Wally not there, and where was Starfire, and was Terra really underage when Deathstroke slept with her?
Which means for Priest,
In order for the Deathstroke book to function, I need to tell the definitive, at least post-Rebirth, version of Deathstroke’s origin. Which involves the at the time Teen Titans, so I need to know who was in, who was out, and all that other stuff. So that’ll be the first half of the year, we’re just rebuilding Deathstroke’s cast and establishing Deathstroke, so that’s 1-11. Issue 12 will begin the second arc where it’s retelling that classic story and basically retelling the Titans origin over in “Titans,” and retelling the Deathstroke origin over in Deathstroke. Dan and I are kind of collaborating on it.