It’s no secret that Warner Bros. and DC Films’ first attempt at a Green Lantern film wasn’t well received by fans. In fact, it’s something star Ryan Reynolds has even poked fun at during his turn as the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool for Fox. And while that film’s comments on the infamous CGI suit are funny, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies manages to poke fun at the film as a whole in its latest television spot.
The spot, which you can see below, begins with Robin stating that in order to be a “real hero,” one needs to have their own movie. This, naturally, leads to Cyborg joking about studios making movies about every superhero before leading to a scene which sees Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern meeting the Teen Titans atop a rooftop. When Starfire goes on to ask Green Lantern if he, like Wonder Woman and Superman, has received his own film yet, he replies, “There was a Green Lantern movie, but… we don’t talk about that.”
This isn’t the first time Teen Titans Go! to the Movies has spoofed the DC Extended Universe nor will it be the last. The film’s first poster, released just last month, served as a parody of the poster for Justice League. That poster even riffed on the film’s marketing tag line, “You Can’t Save the World Without Friends,” changing it to, “They Can’t Save the World … At All.” And prior to that, the teaser trailer opted to give the people what they wanted following the massive success of Wonder Woman, only to end the teaser by taking a jab at the upcoming Aquaman film. Still, the film’s jab at Green Lantern is sure to be its most notable punchline from the marketing thus far.
The Green Lantern film, which saw plenty of issues prior to release, only earned a disappointing $219 million at the worldwide box office back in 2011. Since then, Warner Bros. has confirmed they’re working on Green Lantern Corps, which will reboot the (hopeful) franchise, although no director or cast has been announced as of yet.
Arriving in theaters on July 27, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies features series stars Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Hynden Walch as Starfire, Greg Cipes as Beast Boy and Tara Strong as Raven, joined by Kristen Bell and Will Arnett.
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