Premiering in 2003, Teen Titans quickly became a fan-favorite animated series. Despite the show ending just three years later, rumors have circulated about a potential revival. It's something the voice cast is aware of and, in some cases, even intensified.
Speaking with CBR, Scott Menville (Robin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven) and Greg Cipes (Beast Boy) spoke about how Cipes inadvertently started a rumor about the possibility of a revival, and their feelings on the potential return for the series.
According to his co-stars, Cipes been adamant about the return of Teen Titans ever since the end of the series in 2006. "There was a big gap of time where Teen Titans had ended and there was no more Titans, and Greg and I had this ongoing video game gig that we would do together," Menville recalled. "We would fly up north and the car would pick us up, and we’d be driving to the studio. Greg would say to me, 'Brother, Titans is going to come back. It’s going to come back, brother.'"
Strong laughed as she remembered that "he would say it at conventions to audiences." Almost sheepishly, Cipes pointed out that "apparently I started a rumor, and Cartoon Network got more actual fan mail – like handwritten fan mail – than any other show. 'I heard Greg said it’s coming back!' And I stuck to it."
The post-credits scene of the 2018 film, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, teased the return of the 2003 incarnation of the Teen Titans. That same team appears in Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans, which pits the current comedic version of the team against the earlier incarnation as part of a plan by two versions of Trigon working together. While it's exciting to see the characters return for the film, it's not the full-blown revival that many fans hoped for.
"There’s always hope," Payton said, addressed a possible revival. "The thing about Teen Titans, about Teen Titans Go!, is that there’s something about these five characters, some weird lightning in a bottle. I think that as long as there’s that dynamic, there’s always a chance of something new and something different." But Payton shared his thoughts on the matter, saying that, "Something old [can come] out to be something new. It won’t be the same, because it’s just been too long. We’re all artists, and artists are about exploring the differences and finding new things. We’re creative scientists, and it’s not about looking back, it’s about moving forward. But the essence of those characters is always going to be there."
Strong was quick to add that, "I mean, for the record, we’d all love to. There’s no way we wouldn’t come back. We love the show, and I think there’s no reason they couldn’t do both simultaneously. They’re different shows. So, yeah, we’d love that." That prompted Cipes to joke that, "After winning an Oscar and now five Emmy nominations five years in a row, we should be able to have anything we want."
Arriving Sept. 24 on digital and Oct. 15 on Blu-ray and DVD, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans stars Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven and Hynden Walch as Starfire, with Kevin Michael Richardson as Trigon/Hexagon, Robert Morse as Santa Claus, Grey Griffin as Mrs. Claus, Rhys Darby as Master of Games, Sean Maher as Nightwing and "Weird Al" Yankovic as Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid.