At the end of last year’s shockingly delightful theatrical film, ‘Teen Titans GO! To the Movies’, viewers were greeted by a surprise cameo– the older Teen Titans from the classic series that ran from 2003-06 on Cartoon Network. The cameo teased that this version of the Titans would be back sometime this year, and now we know when and how. A new original film, ‘Teen Titans GO! Vs. Teen Titans’ is headed to home video. The release date wasn’t announced, but a trailer has arrived to whet your appetite.
As you can see, the title is a bit of a misnomer as it appears that the two groups of Teen Titans will actually spend more time working together… along with even more alternate versions of the Titans from various media. For old school fans like myself, it’s a thrill to look up at the top corner of the screen and see Starfire and Raven rendered in the style of their co-creator, George Perez. There are also glimpses of Nightwing, Starfire, and Raven as they appear in the regular DC direct-to-video universe movies, Cyborg from ‘Flashpoint’ and Beast Boy from ‘Young Justice’, just to name a few. Perhaps instead of ‘Teen Titans GO! Vs. Teen Titans’, this should have been named ‘Into the Titan-Verse’.
No sign of “The Sixth Titan,” Bumblebee from the current episodes of ‘GO!’ or the multitude of Titans from the first cartoon.
Also, the blue-skinned Master of Games definitely resemble’s Marvel’s Grandmaster (at least in the comics).
Here are a couple of additional images from the trailer:
In Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, the comedic modern-day quintet takes on their 2003 counterparts when villains from each of their worlds join forces to pit the two Titan teams against each other. They’ll need to set aside their differences and work together to combat Trigon, Hexagon, Santa Claus (that’s right, Santa!) and time itself in order to save the universe.
The same voice actors carried over from the first ‘Teen Titans’ to ‘Teen Titans GO!’ and they will be pulling double duty in this film– Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire.
Joining them are Kevin Michael Richardson as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby as Master of Games, Sean Maher as Nightwing (reprising his role from the other DC animated movies), and “Weird Al” Yankovic as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid (?!).
Hopefully, news of when to expect this movie will be announced in a few weeks at SDCC.
Are you excited to see the old ‘Teen Titans’ back in action?