Not long ago, we learned that Warner Bros. intend on bringing Teen Titans Go! to the big screen later this year, thus making us wonder why they didn’t opt to adapt another of their currently running series that’d have broader appeal like, say, Justice League Action, but it’s not our move to make. On the other hand, they could be launching it in tandem with the upcoming live action Titans series, so this could make sense in the end.
Right now, plot details remain scarce, but we at least have this synopsis to go on:
It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes 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!
While that gives us a fair amount to chew on, Robin (Scott Menville) is here to tease us by letting us know that we can expect the first teaser trailer to drop tomorrow. Suffice it to say, we anticipate that the feature film be a larger scale continuation of the adventures seen on the Cartoon Network animated series on which it’s based.
As a successor to the original Teen Titans show, the newer incarnation is much more light-hearted, as its 11-minute episodes focus more on whimsy, song and other things that have proven to be highly divisive amongst DC fans. Still, it’s found a rather devoted viewing audience, especially with the younger crowd.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is set to open in theaters on July 27, 2018, and will be directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath. Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven) and Hynden Walch (Starfire) also star.