The first trailer for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies brings the animated young team to the big screen. The superhero genre is as big as ever, and with the popularity comes a need to constantly bring fresh material to theaters. Live-action franchises are doing this by diving into different genres, but there is another department that hasn’t been fully tapped. Animated superhero movies are poised to make waves in 2018 with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Incredibles 2, and Teen Titans Go! To The Movies hitting the big screen.
The former two already have shown off some footage, and now it is time for Teen Titans to join the fun. The first Teen Titans Go! movie poster dropped online yesterday, and confirmed that the first trailer would arrive today. Thankfully, Warner Bros. didn’t prolong the wait any further and have released that trailer.
Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer today (featured at the top of this post) for the movie adaptation of their long-running animated Teen Titans Go! TV show. In Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, the young group of heroes will get their own shot at becoming, well, big name heroes. WB also released the first synopsis for the movie, which you can read below:
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 superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.
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!
The trailer indicated this movie will be aimed at the younger crowd, which isn’t terribly surprising given the history of this crew. The principle cast members have played these characters for over a decade in various forms, including the recently relaunched Teen Titans GO! animated series on Cartoon Network. The trailer still makes a few references to the bigger superhero movies out there, such as the never-ending love for Wonder Woman or the fact that Aquaman is happening.
USA Today did release some new details on the movie to accompany the trailer launch. Kristen Bell and Will Arnett were previously confirmed to be part of the cast, but neither of their roles had been revealed. Their report confirms Bell is voicing Jade Wilson, the director Robin is so eager to find. Arnett is now confirmed to be playing the film’s villain and Robin’s arch-nemesis, though who that is wasn’t revealed. Considering Jade’s last name is Wilson and the white hair she has, Arnett could be playing regular Teen Titans baddie Deathstroke, but that is just speculation.
At the end of the day, it is great to see a big studio like Warner Bros. bring an animated superhero movie to the big screen. Thanks to its late July release Teen Titans could be a big hit if it is done correctly, as it could dominate the traditionally weak month of August. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a strong marketing campaign for the film.
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