The release date has been set: April 12th, 2016!
According to Amazon, this is going to be a three hour movie. So hopefully, they won't be skimping on the plot details and developement.
BIG news, everyone! I don't know if you've heard, but I'm writing this announcement to let you all know:The Teen Titans are making their way into DC's animated movie verse THIS SPRING!
We don't have a release date yet, but we do have a premise, a preview, and a pre-order page on Amazon!
It's not going to be the Teen Titans as we know them from the show, that's absolutely for sure. BUT, DC's animated movie verse has a FANTASTIC reputation for making great movies with high-caliber cast and crew, and taking classic comic book storylines and making them work in their own unique way.
Batman: Under the Red Hood didn't exactly follow perfect familiar comic-canon either, but the movie still made HUGE waves in the comic book fandom, garnering a following and appreciation even from people who weren't previously enamored with the comic book backstory.
And from everything we've seen: the people behind these movies have made an ART FORM out of direct-to-DVD release! Previews and plot summaries all point to a concept that will stay well in line with what we know of the Teen Titans: The sense of casual hang-outs alongside the crime-fighting, and a glimpse of the everyday interactions that give these teams their depth.
So. Anyone else dying to see the preview? There was an 11-minute compilation featuring interviews, quotes, scenes, storyboards, and a general jack TON of information released as a special feature of the Batman: Bad Blood movie!If anyone wants to see the whole thing, let me know. Dropbox is a wonderful thing......
We've got this promising minute-long trailer from IGN.
And here's 20 seconds more...
Anyone else super stoked yet?!
If you're at liberty to make online purchases and okay with an unspecified release date: You can pre-order your copy right here! BlueRay + UltraViolet HD set (+digital download code) DVD only
(I'm not here to advertise Amazon on purpose - but with everything I've pre-ordered, with a Prime membership, they really DO send it to your doorstep the DAY it's released!)
So what does all this mean for our favorites? Well, the character cast is an assortment of characters from quite a few Titans eras, with an all-new spin on their history. The Teen Titans team is being presented as a place for young misfit heroes with no other place to turn, banding together more as a family - "And, oh, they just so happen to fight a little bit of crime on the side."
Here's the roll call so far, sharing what I've gathered from the 11-minute sneak peek:
First of all, we've got the Justice League. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and... Cyborg?! Nightwing appeared in the preview as well.
Cyborg, Titan though we love his as, will be a member of the justice League here. But it seems he'll be taking up an ambassador role between the teams, as the youngest member of the Justice League.
Robin, Damien Wayne: seems like he'll be a lynchpin in both this movie's plot, and this movie's place in the animated movie verse. He'll be joining the Teen Titans in an attempt to help the kid learn how to work with a team.
The third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, who many of us might remember from his own comics, his brief stint in the Teen Titans comics (v3), or his membership in the Young Justice cartoon: will be a member of the Teen Titans.
Beast Boy will be in there, of course! His powers and personality seemed very familiar from the glimpses we've got. ("I'm the entire animal kingdom, crammed into one magnificent specimen!")
Starfire will be in a fresh role for her, as the LEADER of the Teen Titans, which I personally think is quite suiting for her, considering her royal heritage!
Raven's role in this movie promises to be interesting, what with her being the only one shown to individually interact with Damien, besides Nightwing - and all the frames with people bearing a quadroptic set of glowing demonic eyes.
And who do they choose as a villain? None other than Trigon himself! I wonder how this movie will put a twist on that familiar Raven vs. Trigon story AND incorporate Damien's character growth? Those are some interesting plot threads to weave together in one movie.
And for who's voicing everyone: The voice cast and some of the crew are listed in the article that initially announced this whole thing on TV Insider:www.tvinsider.com/article/6698…
I don't know about you guys, but I was wild with excitement when I found out!
I will definitely have this thing watched within 24 hours of arrival.So.
I'm considering organizing an online viewing party, if we can coordinate a schedule! Would anyone else be interested in something like that? (NOTE that this movie isn't even coming out for a few months! BUT, if interest is there, we can schedule a couple of screen-shares once we have a release date, and would gladly invite anyone along for the ride.)