To the delight of fans, the latest iteration of Young Justice has returned with Young Justice: Outsiders. As with any superhero or comic book-based show, fans are keen to search out any insight to what storylines or arcs will be ripped from the page of their favorite comic books and brought to the small screen. Well, with Young Justice: Outsiders now underway the first episode may have just teased that one of the most iconic (and fan favorite) Batman graphic novels is being incorporated in some aspect, or at least is canon; Batman: The Killing Joke.
During the episode we see Dick Grayson head to Russia where he seeks to save a group of kidnapped teens; while he’s out superheroing it up, he is aided remotely by Oracle. As many fans know this has implications in itself, especially once we learn that yes, Oracle is indeed Barbara Gordon, and she is in a wheelchair. Barbara Gordon being Oracle is one thing, but with her being confined to a wheelchair may imply that Young Justice: Outsiders is seeking to incorporate The Killing Joke storyline into its ongoing arc.
In case you missed the connection lets add some clarity; in The Killing Joke, Barbara Gordon is victim to a brutal attack by the Joker when he shoots her at point blank range. The result of this altercation not only lands Barbara in a wheelchair due to severe spinal damage but it also abruptly ends her tenure as Batgirl. However, in true hero form she pushes forward and in a continued effort to fight crime she becomes Oracle and assists Batman and other heroes remotely. In the lore, Oracle is a computer expert and continually aids heroes in providing vital mission information and technical insight; will Young Justice: Outsiders continue down this path and dig deeper into her past? Only time will tell but stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest updates!
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.
The new season of Young Justice: Outsiders is available now on the DC Universe streaming service.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos