Fans were left heartbroken when Cartoon Network failed to renew its DC animated series Young Justice back in 2013. The series — which focused on the younger, sidekick characters of the DC universe, like Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Superboy — only ran for two seasons, despite rave reviews from fans and critics alike. However, hope was renewed last November when Warner Bros. Animation and Young Justice co-creator Brandon Vietti officially announced that the show would be revived for a third season and production soon resumed on the series. Now, it appears that the show is edging ever closer to its highly-anticipated return.
A recent tweet from actor Khary Payton, who voices Kaldur’ahm aka Aqualad on the show, seems to indicate that the voice cast for the series is back to work. Or at the very least, Payton himself is. Payton, who is also currently playing King Ezekial on The Walking Dead, is a long-time DC collaborator, having voiced Cyborg in Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go! since 2003.
Check out Payton’s tweet below:
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) April 11, 2017
I was devastated when Young Justice didn’t continue after the first two incredible seasons, but I never gave up hope. I can’t wait for the return of all my favorite young superheroes and to see what they’re up to now (presumably taking on the combined forces of Vandal Savage and Darkseid, based on the Season 2 finale). For me, this show always felt like the last great DC animated series, a legacy that began way back in the early ’90s on Batman: The Animated Series. If you haven’t seen this show before, I highly recommend checking it out. The first two seasons are streaming on Netflix.
A release date for Young Justice Season 3 has yet to be announced. Be sure to check back regularly right here on Heroic Hollywood for all Young Justice news as it breaks.
5 Teen Titans Stories That Deserve The Animated Treatment
With Teen Titans: Judas Contract on the way, it’s a good time to be a Teen Titans fan.
In recent years the DC animated features have been doing a great job in adapting compelling story arcs. I think they should keep their eyes on the Titans if they want to continue releasing emotionally rich stories. Not only do the Titans stories feature great fight scenes, but they all feel like personal stories about characters continually growing and trying to find their place in the world. Let me just apologize in advanced for the fact Geoff Johns has such a solid place on this list. His run on Teen Titans helped solidify my love of comics and turned me into a monthly reader.
Did I forget your favorite Teen Titans arc? Well, let me know in the comments what you’d like to see turned into an animate feature! Hit Next to learn more about five great Teen Titans stories that WB should adapt for the silver screen.