The Teen Titans are going to be taking a seriously meta approach when their movie, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies hits theaters in 2018. The official synopsis has been released and it looks like the Titans are going to be searching for one of the most elusive creatures known to man, cinematic fame. Here’s the rundown of the plot:
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!
Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.
The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.
Set to release on July 27, 2018, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
It’s no surprise that the team will be tackling comic book movies. It does remain to be seen if they’ll be poking a bit of light-hearted fun at their fellow DC films, or even the growing Teen Titans franchise with the upcoming streaming show and a Nightwing move in the works. They’ll definitely have plenty of material to work with.
Will the Teen Titans be able to band together to save the day or will fame and super villainy tear them apart? And how do the announced celebrity voice casting of LEGO Batman’s Will Arnett and Kristen Bell factor in? We’ll presumably learn more once a trailer hits, but until then we’ll just have to hold on tight as the Teen Titans take over the big screen on July 27, 2018.