The Teen Titans Are Getting Their Own Movie, But Not In The Way You’d Expect

Teen Titans Go! cast

After the Justice League, the Teen Titans is arguably DC Comics' second most famous superhero team. Various iterations of this crimefighting group have existed since 1964, and the Teen Titans animated series that ran from 2003 to 2006 boosted their popularity to new heights. Now the Teen Titans are finally making the jump to the big screen, only it won't be a live action entry set in the DC Extended Universe. Instead, this movie will be based off of the Teen Titans Go! series that's been airing since 2013.

Although it features the original principal cast of the first Teen Titans animated series, Teen Titans Go! is a comedy spinoff that has few continuity ties with its predecessor. Nevertheless, it remains one of Cartoon Network's staples, and with its fourth season ending later this week, Warner Bros has announced (via Deadline) that these versions of Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven and Cyborg will make the jump to theaters on July 27, 2018. Aquaman was previously scheduled for that date, but with the Jason Momma-led feature now moved to December 21, the studio decided to shift the Teen Titans Go! movie (previously just identified as an untitled animated DC movie) from June 1 to late July. This is the third animated superhero movie scheduled for next year, with The Incredibles 2 being released on June 15 and Sony's Miles Morales-led Spider-Man movie coming out on December 14.

The Teen Titans have previously led three direct-to-video animated movies: Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (which was a continuation of the original Teen Titans animated series) Justice League vs. Teen Titans and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (the latter two being set in the DC Animated Movie Universe). Warner Bros releasing a Teen Titans Go! theatrical movie is reminiscent of how Lionsgate has My Little Pony: The Movie coming out next month, both movies being continuations of popular children's animated series. It also follows The LEGO Batman Movie as another animated DC movie that can be enjoyed by moviegoers of all ages. No plot details for the Teen Titans Go! movie have been revealed yet, but given that it will need to fill approximately 90 minutes, one can wisely assume it will be more plot-heavy than episodes of the TV show.

For those of wondering, there are currently no plans for a theatrical live action Teen Titans movie, be it in the DCEU or as part of the new DC films banner. However, there is a Titans TV series in the works for DC's upcoming streaming service. Its main cast so far includes Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire and Teagan Croft as Raven, with Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly recurring as Hawk and Dove, respectively. So if this Teen Titans Go! movie doesn't sound like your cup of tea, be on the lookout for Titans next year.

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Adam Holmes
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