Teen Titans GO! vs. Teen Titans – Will It Be Good?

 

If you saw the last cinematic release starring the Teen Titans GO! crew (aptly named Teen Titans GO! to the Movies), you may remember the easter egg at the end credits that hinted at the possibility of a team-up with a more serious version of the superhero ensemble.

Well, that hint has been paid off with the trailer for Teen Titans GO! vs. Teen Titans having been released.

This follow-up has the more silly and cartoony Titans crew teaming up with their darker and more serious counterparts to take on the demon lord Trigon as he attempts to take over the DC Multiverse.  Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans features the beloved multi-series cast of the past 17 years: Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, and Hynden Walch as Starfire. The cast also spotlights 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, and four-time Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.

Many fans, particularly of the DC animated shows Teen Titans and Young Justice have derided Teen Titans GO! for its more kid-friendly oriented look and juvenile humor.  This was exacerbated by the appearance of the more series shows being cancelled in favor of GO!  Despite this backlash, Teen Titans GO! has certainly found its own cult fanbase who enjoy its irreverent style of humor and unique take on the characters.  In fact, it could be argued that Teen Titans GO! is even a respected entry in the DC animated universe, with its subversive take on lampooning DC characters and their super-hero storylines.

However, the relative disappointment of Teen Titans GO! to the Movies at the box office (it only made $52 million worldwide, albeit on a $10 million budget) seems to have warranted its follow-up to be a straight to video release instead of being released to theaters like its predecessor. The film does not yet have a release date, but will be out later this year presumably after Batman: Hush.

What do you think? Are you excited about this film? Are you a fan of Teen Titans GO! or not? Let us know in the comments!

Matthew Kadish

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