“The superhero movie to end all superhero movies” is coming and we’re not talking about ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. At least according to the first trailer, ‘Teen Titans GO! To The Movies’ will be the super film event of the summer. Inspired by the success of ‘Wonder Woman’ (and not so much the upcoming ‘Aquaman’ movie), the Titans go to Hollywood (or rather, Jump City) to land their own big screen feature, but encounter villains along the way including classic Titans foe Slade Wilson (a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator, although he will not use either of those aliases here, voiced by Will Arnett) and Jade Wilson (who may be based on Rose Wilson from the comics, Deathstroke’s daughter, voiced here by ‘Frozen”s Kristen Bell).
The film will feature several musical numbers, something right up Bell’s alley. As for her involvement with the film, Bell said:
“[Teen Titans GO! is] such an amusing take on superheroes. They’re funny, irreverent and delightful to watch. And much like the Teen Titans themselves, I thought they deserved their own movie.”
While there may be a sinister side to Jade Wilson, for the time being, Bell’s character is described simply as a filmmaker. Bell added:
“[Jade] really looks nothing like me. That gave me a lot of latitude to voice her in a way I wouldn’t necessarily speak to people. She’s definitely an amalgamation of the stereotypes one might think of when they picture a grandiose director.”
As for the film’s main protagonists, Scott Menville, who voices the Titans’ leader Robin said:
“The Titans have a dream to be taken seriously and to have a movie made about them and they go after it.”
He also discussed his approach to playing Robin, a character he voiced on the more series ‘Teen Titans’ series that predated the manic ‘Teen Titans GO!’
“I just love watching how neurotic he can be over the stupidest things. No matter how many times I’ve yelled ‘Titans go!’ I still get excited every time I get to say it.”
Joining Menville in the film are the rest of the TV series’ voice cast, Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven and Hynden Walch as Starfire.
While Aquaman pops up briefly in the clip, along with Plastic Man (who appears on a billboard), it’s unclear if the movie will incorporate any more DC cameos, but we can hope!
‘Teen Titans GO! To The Movies’ arrives in theaters on July 27.