Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. This movie is making use of two beloved versions of the DC heroes. The more serious group from the animated series that first hit the air in 2003, as well as the humor-driven version that got their start a decade later in 2013 when Teen Titans Go! Aired its first episode. Here, it’s Robin v Robin, Starfire v Starfire and Santa Claus is in the mix. If nothing else, they’re certainly not leaving anything on the table with this one.
The trailer kicks off with the Teen Titans Go! gang in a stadium awaiting their challengers, who are revealed to be the much more serious Teen Titans from the early 2000s. There are definitely some Thor: Ragnarok vibes going on here. There are also some mild Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse vibes, given the whole multiverse concept. The two groups are eventually united to fight a common enemy (well, enemies) and things get rather chaotic. The trailer is extremely colorful and full of action, as well as some pointed situational humor. Overall, it’s kind of amazing to see the two very distinctive styles of both shows blended together so well for the movie.
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans centers on the comedic modern-day quintet, who is forced to take on their 2003 counterparts. Villains from each of their worlds have joined forces in order to pit the two very different teams against each other. Different as they may be, both groups will be forced to set aside their differences and work together to take down Trigon, Hexagon and even Santa Claus in order to save, not just the universe, but the multiverse.
The entire core cast from the shows has returned to reprise their roles include 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 features Kevin Michael Richardson as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby as Master of Games and Sean Maher as Nightwing. Perhaps best of all, Weird Al Yankovic is also on board as both Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.
Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!) is in the director’s chair working from a screenplay by Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters). This comes in the wake of last year’s theatrically released Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which was critically beloved, even if it didn’t do gangbusters business at the box office. This time, the action will be coming straight to Blu-ray/DVD and digital later this year, though no exact release date has been revealed. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself from the IGN YouTube channel.