This weekend, another superhero movie will dominate the box office– Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. But in just a few weeks, another comic book film is looking to score, Warner Brothers’ ‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies,’ based on Cartoon Network’s hit series. The film follows the chibi Titans as they go in search of their big Hollywood break in order to become cemented as serious superheroes. Presumably, that won’t go well.
The film will release a bit later in the UK, but the hype machine is running and two new TV spots have been released. While the ‘Teen Titans GO!’ TV show is aimed squarely at children, this first clip offers some playful quips for older viewers– Batman name checks his older Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher films, while Superman utters “Somebody save me,” the title of the theme song from the series ‘Smallville’.
Check it out:
The second clip is a shortened version of the cinematic trailer, in which Robin is distraught to discover that Alfred is getting his own movie, while he toils in sidekick obscurity. (This is rather prescient as Alfred is getting his own TV series, ‘Pennyworth‘.) One of the keys to his plan to turn the Titans into film stars involves finding an archenemy and the group seems to have found the perfect fit– Deadpool! Except it’s not really him.
Will Arnett, who voices LEGO Batman in those films, returns as another DC character, Deathstroke, except because this is a kids movie, he goes by his real first name, Slade. Check him out in the clip below:
In addition to Arnett, Kristen Bell joins the fun as Jade, his daughter who is a big time film director… or is she?
The cast of the TV series returns for this big screen adventure– Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven and Hynden Walch as Starfire. They will also be joined by a legion of guest stars, including Nicolas Cage as Superman, Halsey as Wonder Woman, Jimmy Kimmel as Batman, Lil Yachty as Green Lantern and Dana Snyder as The Atom. ‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies’ was directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, who serve as directors for the television series.
‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies’ goes to the movies on July 27.
Source: Bleeding Cool