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The Teen Titans have been a DC Comics staple for decades, and now following following numerous appearances in television and animated films, the team is finally making their theatrical debut this summer in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies. Like the Teen Titans Go! TV series, this will be a humorous take on the adolescent crimefighters, but in addition to Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven and Starfire, we'll also be graced by appearances from other popular DC superheroes. This includes Batman, and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently announced that he'll be voicing the Caped Crusader in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
Jimmy Kimmel revealed his involvement in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies on Twitter by taking a shot at Will Arnett, the man who voices Batman in The LEGO Movie franchise. Ironically, Arnett is also part of Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, as he's voicing Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke (although it doesn't sound like he'll be going by that moniker). Kimmel is basically throwing shade at one of his cast mates, so one can only imagine how this will go over the next time Arnett stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! In any case, this makes Batman the fourth non-Teen Titan DC hero to be confirmed for Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, following Superman (Nicolas Cage), Wonder Woman (Halsey) and Green Lantern (Lil Yachty).
While Jimmy Kimmel primary spends his days hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the occasional awards ceremony, as well cameoing as himself on other shows, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies won't be his first voice acting gig, as he's previously played characters in The Smurfs 2 and The Boss Baby. Nowadays the comics and live action movies, Batman is generally depicted as a serious character, which is understandable given that he's a shadowy vigilante of the night. But occasionally we are treated to humorous versions of Gotham City's protector that harken back to the days of the Silver Age of Comics and the '60s Batman TV series. That's how Will Arnett's Batman was handled in The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, and with a movie like Teen Titan Go! to the Movies, you can bet Jimmy Kimmel's Batman will follow suit.
Envious of all the other DC superheroes who have had movies made about them, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies follows the team setting out to Hollywood to find a director to helm their big screen debut, only to be refused since they're not serious or heroic enough. To prove that they're worthy of getting the movie, the Teen Titans will search for an archenemy to battle, who ends up being Slade, their actual nemesis from the comics.
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies opens in theaters on July 27. If you're interested in learning what other movies are coming out this year, look through our 2018 release schedule.