A directorial debut On Teen Titans Go!
The latest episode of Teen Titans Go! is out, and the show has opened to many discussions online, all for the right reasons. The episode backdrops when the Titans visit the Warner Bros. studio lot in search of a director because they want their 365th episode to be particularly memorable. And memorable it was!
Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. had somewhat of a complicated relationship over the past few years; the complication between them was evident even before the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut saga.
Due to several factors, including the heartbreaking passing of his daughter, the studio and the director split as he was finishing up post-production on Justice League. Joss Whedon took on the Justice League project and wrapped up the remaining work under his direction. After a miserable performance of the movie worldwide, a movement was sparked amongst the DC fandom, leading to immense discussions, forums, and petitions to release the Synder Cut of the Justice League movie.
Years later, HBO opened its wallets for Zack Snyder, and the director was allowed to realize his concept for Justice League; the rest was history.
When the fans thought Synder would no longer associate himself with the future DC projects, he does show up in the most recent Teen Titans GO episode. Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire, meet Snyder while working out in a gym.
We witness Zack Snyder’s portrayal of the Teen Titans in this episode as they battle Darkseid and the armies of Apocalypse. He sits Robin down and narrates his version of the fight. Snyder carries his gritty aesthetic by animating the show’s family-friendly characters into realistic representations of themselves to fight Darkseid.
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Longtime fans will undoubtedly be delighted to see the Titans return to their original animation style and engage Darkseid in an action-packed scene, even if it only lasts for a little while. And that was not it – Zach Snyder lent his voice to portray himself in the episode, taking things up a notch. The episode even parodies Batman’s famous line from Batman v. Superman, “Tell me, Darkseid, do you bruise easily?” while the Titans and Darkseid engage in combat.
However, the plan of Warner Bros. to distance themselves from Snyder seems to go awry again after the release of the latest Teen Titans GO episode; as countless debates again surface online, while some stand with Warner Bros, the rest stand with Snyder.
Teen Titans Go! has been running for a very long, and the fans still can’t get enough; the show was renewed for a newer season, and the series shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.