While I’ve never been a huge Teen Titans fan, I’m more of Justice League Unlimited guy, I do appreciate the humor and whim of Teen Titans Go. Now, it’s no Teen Titans animated or even Young Justice, as my fellow DC fanatic friends tell me, but I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve stumbled across. The show mocks everything, including itself. And the full length feature film has already given us a glimpse at it’s irreverent treatment of the entire superhero movie genre. Not to mention a complete lack of respect for it’s DC sister franchise movie universe. So imagine my delight when I first heard that the do-no-wrong creative team behind the Arrow-verse on the CW was charged with birthing another ratings hit for DC’s brand new streaming service in the form the Teen… sorry, I meant just Titans. That probably should have been our first clue that this was going to be a more grown up series.
The sneak peek images of Robin, Hawk & Dove, and eventually the official set photos of Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy gave us a glimpse at the new series and allowed for some speculative discourse. Well, we don’t have to speculate any more, the first trailer for the Titan’s live action debut is here. Just be sure to cover the ears of any little ones in the room. Oh, and be sure to cover their eyes. Oh, and make sure no one is around with a heart condition or that’s hemophobic. Or that’s sensitive to violence, or…. You know what, just press play and hope for the best.
So with out a doubt this is certainly different then I or anyone else was expecting. My opinion still hasn’t firmed up, and to tell you the truth, I may hate these trailers, but love the show itself. I recently despised the Star Trek Discovery promotional material, but ended up loving that show. Which is something to point out because that is another beloved property that raised its target demographic and debuted in a subscriber streaming services. Could we send a trend happening?
What did you think of this new trailer? Are you planning on subscribing to the DC streaming service? If so will you be tuning in for the Titans show? Leave your comments below.