'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' Is DC's 'Deadpool'. Fight Me on This
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War made more at the box office in six days than DC’s Justice League did in its entire theatrical run. So, things aren’t going great for Warner Bros., but I fully believe that will all change when Teen Titans Go! To the Movies comes out. Sure, it’s a PG-rated film based on a children’s cartoon that’s a spinoff of another cartoon, but it also looks like it’s going to be DC’s version of Deadpool.
Tuesday marked the release of the first full trailer for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, an aptly named film starring the characters of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!. The cartoon, a zany, surprisingly meta-comedy spinoff of the Teen Titans series that ran from 2003 to 2006, occasionally gets flack for being far less serious than the show that it replaced, but damn … the OG series was never this savage.
In the trailer, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies totally disses other superhero movies, including some of Warner Bros.’ many failed efforts.
“There was a Green Lantern movie,” Green Lantern (voiced by Lil Yachty) says. “But … we don’t — we don’t talk about that.”
Later in the trailer, the Teen Titans confuse their nemesis from the comics, Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, for Deadpool.
“He should be saying that he’s not me!” Deathstroke (Will Arnett) responds, incredulously. “‘Cause I came out, like, way before he did.”
“Nah, I’m pretty sure you’re Deadpool,” Cyborg says, not caring that Deathstroke made his debut in 1980 and the Merc With a Mouth didn’t arrive until 1991.
Between Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and The Lego Batman Movie, it’s beginning to seem like DC movies are only good when they’re making fun of themselves, Wonder Woman being the lone exception.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies comes out on July 27.