Sunday, November 28, 2021

Lil Yachty: ‘It’s Pretty Cool’ Voicing ‘Black’ Green Lantern in ‘Teen Titans’ Movie [EUR Exclusive]

*Grammy-nominated Lil Yachty lends his voice to DC Comics upcoming animated film, “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies,” making it the rapper’s first film project; as the voice of Green Lantern.

The popular superhero possesses powers that generate from a mystical green ring that allows him to fly and create items to use against villains.

“He wears a special ring that’s always been pretty cool to me,” Yachty tells EUR/Electronic Urban Report in our EXCLUSIVE conversation about the project.

Yachty himself is a big fan of the “Teen Titans” television series from which the film is based upon.

“I told my manager that was something I wanted to get into and he kind of made it happen for me,” he said of his foray into acting, noting that being a voice actor is similar to stepping into a booth a dropping a few verses.

“It was easy,” said Yachty of the process and “in a way,” he added, it felt very natural.

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According to the official synopsis, it seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a supervillain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line.

Talent in the title also includes singer Halsey as Wonder Woman, Khary Payton, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Jimmy Kimmel and Will Arnett.

In addition to staring in the film, Lil Yachty also performs the GO! Remix for the soundtrack.

“It was only right that I also did the theme song,” he said. The music video for the GO! Remix features the Titans.

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Lil Yachty says he was “happy” and “excited” to have his first film role be that of an iconic comics character, and says it’s “pretty cool” that his version of Green Lantern is Black.

When asked if he was allowed to add his own flair to the role, Yachty noted that the creative team didn’t want to deviate too far from the source material.

“He’s still a superhero so we didn’t want to go too off from that.”

So, has this project inspired Lil Yachty to pursue a life on the other side of the camera; writing, directing, or producing his own content?

“I definitely want to take it one day at a time,” he tells us. “I’ve been thinking about it but I don’t want to jump too fast. At this moment, I’m just trying to see where ever it goes.”

Fans curious to know where the rapper is right now in the balance between exploring the world of acting and making music, he wants you to know: “I can’t really speak on it yet. But it’s definitely some things in the works.”

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on July 27.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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