SDCC 2017: Young Justice Returns With a New Line-Up
Pinch us so we know we’re not dreaming! Young Justice Season 3 is finally happening! The animated series was cancelled after only two seasons on Cartoon Network (on a major cliffhanger, no less!). Since then, dedicated fans led extensive campaigns to bring the show back from the dead and receive a bit of justice of its own. Now the show is back in production! At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday afternoon, showrunners Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and art director Phil Bourassa took the opportunity not only to revel in the victory, but also to show off some new details!
Also known as Young Justice: Outsiders, Season 3 introduces new team members to the roster. As pictured above from left to right, we have Static, Kid Flash (a new version), Robin (possibly also new), Wonder Girl, Spoiler, Blue Beetle, the all-new character Thirteen, Arrowette, Arsenal, and Beast Boy.
It looks like we’re getting the DC Rebirth version of Wally West/Kid Flash for Outsiders. I’ll be interested to learn if this is the Wally West from the original series, or if this could be a version of the character from an alternate universe. As for Robin, Damien Wayne is taking over for Tim Drake.
Arrowette is an interesting addition. When the series first went into production, the original Young Justice member from the comics was “replaced” by Artemis. In Season 2, Artemis exchanged her hero identity for the less reputable Tigress. Arrowette seems to be Artemis’ return to the bow and arrow power set but with a color swap from green to red.
Static, Blue Beetle, Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, and Arsenal are all back as well. Spoiler is another interesting addition as her backstory is pretty similar to Artemis’ in that her father is a low-rent version of Deathstroke named Sportsmaster.
The newest character is Thirteen. There is an obscure character in the comics named Traci Thirteen who goes by Girl 13. She’s a magic user whose abilities draws from the inherent power of a city. There’s a great chance that we’ll see her shipped with Blue Beetle on the show since they’ve already been “teen love” in the comics.
The crew also revealed that since Young Justice is now on a streaming service rather than on Cartoon Network, the show will be able to explore more adult subjects so they can keep up with the characters as they age.
No release date was announced for Young Justice: Outsiders just yet, but it’s good to know that the show is coming, period!