The original Teen Titans series premiered on Cartoon Network in 2003. The show quickly became a fan favorite, and developed a dedicated following. It blended serious storytelling, humor, and comic book battles all into five seasons. Despite the show being acclaimed, a sixth season was not produced. However, the show was given a sequel movie in 2006 titled, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. A spin-off show titled Teen Titans GO! premiered in 2013. Although it was met with hostility by longtime fans, the show has since acquired a dedicated following as well for its parody humor. Teen Titans GO! likewise received a feature-length movie. Unlike Trouble in Tokyo, Teen Titans GO! To the Movies was released in theaters, and did very well for itself. Now, the serious and comedic are about to collide later this year.
The official trailer for Teen Titans GO! Vs. Teen Titans has premiered (via IGN), and it shows how the two teams meet up. The antagonists also appear, and it looks like Teen Titans GO! Robin may have some difficulty working with the other team at first. Check out the trailer below.
There is a lot to unpack from this trailer. It appears the two teams meet in an arena, and engage in battle. Of course, the true conflict reveals itself shortly after: Trigon from both worlds seem to have united to take over the multiverse. The GO! version of Santa Claus also makes an appearance. Humorously, it appears all the Titans are open to working together except GO! Robin. Arguably, the most interesting part is the battle cry sequence. Its brief, so viewers will want to press pause. Not only are the two teams there, but also other versions. In the back, the classic comic book versions of Starfire and Raven are seen flying. Toward the upper center appears to be the animated New 52 incarnation of the team. So, it looks like Teen Titans GO! Vs. Teen Titans will feature a multiverse of Titans.
Although fans are still hoping for a true followup to Trouble in Tokyo, it will certainly be good to see the original team back in action. Teens Titans GO! To the Movies was acclaimed for its tongue-in-cheek humor. If it is combined with the compelling writing of the 2003 show, Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans could end up being very popular. The film does not have a release date yet, but will be out later this year presumably after Batman: Hush.