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With all of the talk about Marvel Studio‘s offerings this year, you’d be lulled into thinking that chief rivals DC have nothing to offer cinema-goers.
Largely, that is quite an appropriate statement, as there won’t be another entry into the DCEU until Q4’s Aquaman movie hits cinemas.
However, that isn’t to say that Aquaman is the only DC-flavoured film coming out this year, as the wildly popular Teen Titans are also headed to the movies, in the highly appropriately titled Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.
A new trailer for the upcoming feature promises some wacky antics from the animated Teen Titans, as well as a bunch of super-meta references that the whole campaign seems to nail.
Within the trailer, we see Robin and co. are sick and tired of being overlooked for movie roles and decide to head to Hollywood to get the big screen treatment that they deserve.
However, as Hollywood isn’t as interested in sidekicks as the series fanbase, they quickly dismiss the Titans away.
Enter classic Teen Titan’s villain Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson to hatch an evil plan to take over the world.
Naturally, our pint-sized heroes are the only ones who can save the day, but not without making some franchise breaking references along the way. Aside from the aforementioned Green Arrow comments, the Titans make the mistake of confusing Deathstroke with his Marvel counterpart, Deadpool.
History lesson time;DC created Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson way back in 1980 as an enemy for the Teen Titans. He has since gone on to appear as a recurring enemy for Batman and others in the DC Universe. And, as is the case oh so often with the Big Two comic book publishers, Marvel stole the idea and design of Deathstroke for use within their new character Deadpool, aka Wade Wilson. However, whilst Deadpool will forever be the copycat, he has, arguably, become the much more successful and recognisable figure in comic books, so much so, that even DC characters confuse the two.
The movie looks like a great break from DC‘s film direction as it promises to be funny, relevant, and a good laugh for fans and newcomers to the Teen Titans franchise alike.
Featuring Scott Menville as Robin, Tara Strong as Raven, Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Hynden Walch as Starfire, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Will Arnett as Deathstroke, with Nicholas Cage as Superman, Halsey as Wonder Woman, James Corden as Balloon Man, Lil’ Yachty as Green Lantern, and Kristen Bell as Jade Wilson, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies is set to hit cinemas 3rd August 2018 in the UK.