Warner Brothers have released the first teaser for the fourth wall breaking, self-aware Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. In it, Robin laments the fact that pretty much every major superhero is getting a theatrical feature – well, except them. The comedic DC Entertainment film is scheduled to open in theatres on July 27th.
When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the super hero genre, complete with musical numbers.
It seems to the Teens that all the major super heroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!
The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett, Jed Weitzman, and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic, and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett and Weitzman, all are Teen Titans Go! series contributors.
Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Scott Menville and Hynden Walch are reprising their roles of Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, Robin and Starfire, respectively. They’ll be joined by Will Arnett as supervillain arch-nemesis Slade while Kristen Bell will play movie director Jade Wilson. No way those two are connected.
Teen Titans Go! debuted on Cartoon Network in April 2013. The show has run for four seasons and has surpassed 200 episodes. Fans looking for a more serious take on the Titans might do well to check out the Blu-Ray release of the 2003-2006 show’s first season later this month.
Between this and Spider–Man: Into the Spider–Verse, we’re seeing more animated superhero films hit the big screen. Is this something you’d like to see more of? Are you excited to see the Teen Titans get the theatrical treatment? Leave a comment down below!