Creator, Voice Actor Get Fans Hyped For a Possible Return of Young Justice

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Before anyone gets too excited, let me say, nothing has been said officially about Young Justice Season 3. But voice actor Khary Payton has a “REAL GOOD FEELING.”

Young Justice debuted on Cartoon Network in November of 2010 and lasted two seasons. As you might have guessed (if you didn’t watch), the show centered around the younger generation of DC Comics heroes. It had an older, more serious tone most of the time (not adult but not really for little kids either) and had the heart and spirit of the Bruce Timm Warner Bros. animated universe. The characters they utilized were diverse and it featured some very compelling story arcs. It had a slow start for me but I wound up falling head over heels for it.

Creator Greg Weisman has often talked about where he and co-creator Brandon Vietti would take the show next depending on the format and number of episodes. While fans have been campaigning to get Young Justice to return for years (some even trying to crowdfund it on their own), Weisman renewed that fever on February 1st by suggesting Season 3 could still become a reality.

Wait, really?? Since that day he’s been pushing hard, tweeting nonstop about what could be and sharing fan wishes and hopes. In fact, Weisman says Season 3 has “always been a possibility if we could prove the financial viability of the property.”

Payton played Aqualad on Young Justice and is currently Cyborg on Teen Titans Go! He jumped into the fray last week saying:

AAAAAH!!!!! Between that kind of language and Weisman telling a fan “I’m not vague or misleading. I tell the truth or tell you I won’t say anything. Period,” can we take this to mean there is legitimate hope of a future for the show and not just dreams? It seems so. But it’s important to remember something else in all of this. Weisman tweeted to another fan who asked specifically about pitching to Netflix, “I can’t pitch what I don’t own. Saying please doesn’t suddenly make YJ my property.”

Fans have also been asking direct questions about characters and plots to the creator during this time but he is keeping a strict “no spoilers” rule for now because he hopes to see his ideas through. He’s also denied that the series would be revived on Netflix, though many consider that a good option. Christopher Jones, who worked on the Young Justice comic, had this to say on Facebook:

Netflix is looking closely at ‪#‎YoungJustice‬ viewing numbers since adding Season 2 at the beginning of the month. Unlike Nielsen ratings, every show watched by every viewer is registered in a database. This creates a unique opportunity (and a free one if you already have Netflix Streaming) for fans to demonstrate demand for the show. That’s the best way we have to convince Netflix or any other original content provider that it’s worth investing in creating more of this series.

Weisman has also taken some time in the last few weeks to dispute an apparent myth that female viewers were the reason the series was canceled in the first place (something I actually disputed today on Tumblr when researching for this piece). “This is myth. That’s NOT why the show wasn’t renewed,” he said. “It was because the toyline failed.” He continued, “There was no money to make a 3rd season.”

And it comes back to Weisman’s original message to fans, show your support by watching Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix and buying the home releases (he also notes buying the comics on Comixology) to prove to Warner Bros. there is money to be made in Young Justice.

What do you think are the chances of bringing back the show three years later? We’re seeing stranger things happen these days.

(via CBR)

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2 Responses to “Creator, Voice Actor Get Fans Hyped For a Possible Return of Young Justice

  1. The toyline was a sad, sad excuse. They should have went after a broader merchandising appeal. Clothing, apparel, cell phone cases, LEGO etc for ALL genders. Toys are so limited compared to what kids enjoy now then what we had in the 80’s. I hope that merch team was replaced because new ideas are desperately needed there. Get watching Netflix, hash tagging #RenewYoungJustice and #KeepBingingYJ as suggested by Greg. Also, drop cust. support a line in Netflix’s chat (if you are on PC) and tell them how much you appreciate that they carry the seasons and you’d love to see a third. I did that yesterday.

  2. The toyline was a sad, sad excuse. They should have went after a broader merchandising appeal. Clothing, apparel, cell phone cases, LEGO etc for ALL genders. Toys are so limited compared to what kids enjoy now then what we had in the 80’s. I hope that merch team was replaced because new ideas are desperately needed there. Get watching Netflix, hash tagging #RenewYoungJustice and #KeepBingingYJ as suggested by Greg. Also, drop cust. support a line in Netflix’s chat (if you are on PC) and tell them how much you appreciate that they carry the seasons and you’d love to see a third. I did that yesterday.