‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ Expands Universe With Surprising Batman Sidekick

With the latest season of Young Justice: Outsiders now in full swing, we are seeing more fan-favorite heroes being added to the ever-expanding scope of the storyline! Yes, so far some have only been teased or hinted at, but still, this should definitely get fans excited. The latest hero-tease includes none other than a member of the Bat-family, Harper Row, AKA Bluebird! Harper Row was created by the team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo and first appeared in Batman vol. 2, #7.

In the recent episode titled “Another Freak,” we see Young Justice heroes, Halo and Forager, who are sporting a new look thanks to Zatanna, attend their first day of high school at Happy Harbor High. As you can imagine the first day at a new school can be tough for any teen, let alone two young heroes trying to adapt to ‘normal life’. Yet it doesn’t go so bad for the two heroes as they actually strike up a friendship on their first day of school.

Who’s the new friend? You guessed it, none other than Harper Row. For anyone trying to piece together why the name rings familiar, Harper Row is actually one of Batman’s sidekicks and instead of taking the mantle of Robin, decided to forge her brand new superhero identity as Bluebird. It’s exciting to see more young heroes introduced in Young Justice: Outsiders and although Row hasn’t shown any signs of taking the mantle of Bluebird as of yet in the show, we can only hope as her character develops that her story arc leads down the heroic path and she ultimately joins the Young Justice: Outsiders team.

Young Justice: Outsiders features voice work from Jesse McCartney, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Jason Spisak, Zehra Fazal, Troy Baker, Khary Payton, Alyson Stoner, Jason Marsden, Vanessa Marshall, Marina Sirtis, Mark Rolston, Kelly Hu, and Bruce Greenwood.

“From Warner Bros. Animation, Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young super heroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC universe, our heroes will face the new threat of metahuman-trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths.”

Young Justice: Outsiders is currently available on the DC Universe streaming service.

‘Shazam!’ Star Mark Strong On Sivana Being The Nemesis Of A 14-Year Old

During our on-set interview, Shazam! star Mark Strong shared his thoughts on Doctor Sivana being the nemesis of a 14-year old boy in the film.

While many DC fans thought Black Adam would serve as the main antagonist when Shazam! was announced, Strong’s Sivana will actually serve the villain role in the upcoming film. It seems Shazam! will explore Sivana’s backstory in detail with the latest TV spot featuring a young Sivana. Heroic Hollywood had the chance to visit the Shazam! set in April, where we asked Strong what if felt like to be the nemesis of 14-year old Billy Batson:

“He can’t understand. He can’t understand that the Wizard has chosen this boy as his champion. Because there was the opportunity there that he could be the champion of good but was rejected because he was considered not to be worthy. Yet, the wizard’s chosen a boy and he realizes that obviously that boy manifests himself into the man.. the Zachary version of Shazam, and to him it’s a source of total incomprehension why this boy should have been chosen over him. But, it just justifies him in his quest to unify the good force and the evil force and be in control of all of it.”

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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas.

Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for our exclusive Shazam! set visit coverage!

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