Well, you can file this one under “things we never saw coming.” To everyone’s surprise, Warner Bros. have decided which film they’ll fill the June 1, 2018 slot with. Not only have they chosen it to be Teen Titans Go!, but the studio has also pushed it back ever so slightly to July 27, 2018.
Right now, plot details remain under wraps, but it’s expected that the feature film be a larger scale continuation of the adventures seen on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. As a successor of 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. Thus, we fully anticipate that Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven will carry over as the core lineup.
What’s especially noteworthy is that this is the first DC animated film to see wide theatrical release since Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in 1993, which is still regarded as being one of the best movies – if not the best – to have starred the Caped Crusader. Sure, others have made their way to the big screen in the time since, but we’re not counting the likes of Batman: The Killing Joke or Batman and Harley Quinn because those were limited engagements.
Still, we’re baffled as to why WB is betting so many chips on Teen Titans Go!, but maybe they’re hoping to launch it in tandem with next year’s live action Titans series. Honestly, one would think that if a currently running cartoon were to generate more public interest, it’d be Justice League Action, but the decision isn’t up to us.
Source: Heroic Hollywood