Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman has indicated that LGBTQ characters are already on the DC Comics show.
On Twitter, a fan posed the question of whether or not the new season of Young Justice would introduce any LGBTQ characters onto the show. Weisman’s response, which was very cryptic, was that LGBT characters already existed on the show.
There are already LGBT characters in #YoungJustice
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) January 6, 2017
It isn’t unlike an animated series to have various character representations on the show, but on the down-low. Unfortunately, networks and studios are still reluctant to have more diversity on shows such as this. Just look at how Nickelodeon’s Legends of Korra wasn’t particularly blatant about Korra’s relationship with Asami.
However, Weisman’s indication that there is already LGBT presence on Young Justice makes me wonder whether or not they will do what Supergirl did in season two and have one of the characters currently on the show come out. His answer didn’t indicate that they had any plans to bring in a new character that was LGBT, so what they have in store is anyone’s guess.
Young Justice, about a younger generation of superheroes (all of their mentors are in the Justice League), was cancelled after only two seasons. Since then, fans have been hoping for another season. In November, confirmation that production on a third season of the show had begun made many fans very, very happy.
“New twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes.”
The show doesn’t yet have a premiere date, but more information about the upcoming season will be released as production continues to move forward.
What do you think about Weisman’s answer? If there already is a LGBTQ character on the show, who do you think it is? Sound off in the comments below!