Did Warner Bros. Tease The Return Of The Young Justice Animated Series? 17


Yesterday, Warner Bros. released its full schedule for this year’s Comic-Con International. The company has a lot going on this year, including a full slate of programming for Sunday, Kid’s Day, the final day of the convention.

At noon on that day, they’ll be hosting a “Batman for All Seasons” panel, discussing the different versions of Batman that have sprung up over the years, including the animated iterations.

There’s an interesting line in the panel’s description though. Here it is:

Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old.

It’s a pretty innocuous statement, aside from that fact that “Young” is both capitalized and in quotation marks.

Could the special announcement concern the Young Justice animated series?

For those who don’t know, Young Justice was an adaptation of the DC Universe that aired as part of Cartoon Network's DC Nation block from 2010 until 2013. It focused on the younger members like Robin, Supboy and Kid Flash, and was loosely based on Peter David, Todd DeZago, and Todd Nuack’s comic book series of the same name. The series earned a devoted following thanks to its mature and complex storytelling and likeable, relatable characters. However, the series was cancelled after its second season, mostly because the toys and merchandise weren’t moving. According to Paul Dini, the people in charge blamed this mostly on the show’s significantly female audience. A videogame titled Young Justice: Legacy was also released following the show’s cancellation, with a plot that filled in year between the show’s two seasons.

While Young Justice is the most obvious answer for what “Young” could be referencing, it doesn’t fit perfectly. The announcement is supposed to be coming from the Warner Archive Collection, not Warner Bros. or DC Animation. That would seem to suggest that if it is Young Justice related, it would be an announcement about a DVD collection rather than a revitalization (which wouldn’t be unwelcome, considering how haphazardly the Young Justice DVDs were originally released and how hard they can be to find). Also, a panel about the odds and ends of the Batman mythos would be kind of an odd place to make a Young Justice announcement, even though Batman did appear in the show.

On the other hand, Young Justice co-creator Brandon Vietti is a panelist at the event. He may be there for other reasons – he did work on The Batman and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – but maybe there’s hope for Young Justice fans yet.

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  1. byrd156

    Please be true.

  2. Hold hands all comic book readers and pray

  3. You have no idea what you have unleashed.  I haven't watched Cartton Network since the show's last episode. I also think Green Lantern was a good animated show, Razer stole my loyalty as a fan, and the show deserved more than the season it got. 

    I need to know what happened to Wally. 

    x mvz

  4. byrd156

    Young Justice and Green Lantern is better than anything that is being put out by DCs New 52.

  5. This would be awesome. I'm still pissy over how CN treated Young Justice and Green Lantern.

  6. byrd156 said ... (original post)

    Please be true.

    Times a million! Hell times infinity!!! Loved this show!

  7. alice

    i'm hoping and praying that young justice get's renewed. but when/if it does, i would enjoy it more if it goes back to the original team they had back in season 1. and i think we can all agree that if it comes back on, it shouldn't be with cartoon network because well, in my opinion that network just isn't for young justice.

  8. Fuzunga

    What if they flashed foward for season three and Dick has now taken the mantle of Batman as part of a new Jutice League? That could work. Of course, then it'd only loosely be "Young" Justice. Although, now that I think about it I just wrote that in quotation marks. Maybe I'm on to something...

  9. dkb

    byrd156 said ... (original post)

    Young Justice and Green Lantern is better than anything that is being put out by DCs New 52.

    I agree 100%

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.

  10. I think we all need to stay whelmed

    x mvz


    It`s amazing how they can cancel a series that has won so many fans around the world. I think that this series should return with more impact than is given to know the reason for their loss and get more publicity to have not so much as trade in products for children.. Because since the story is based on facts to understand complex for children. But for today`s youth and adults not overlooked. so if you get the return of the "Young Justice" series a third season and give great satisfaction to the fans and his creator clear that this should be done with the ringht company to launch the third season

  12. Vaf2675

    This would be awesome.

  13. Isn't Greg Weisman a producer on Star Wars now? I am glad I am not the only personwho wants Young Justice back. 

    x mvz

  14. Blixt

    Pls Pls Pls or at least make a move so theres closure but a new season would be better!

  15. Blixt

    Pls Pls Pls or at least make a move so theres closure but a new season would be better!

  16. Not to be offensive in any way towards you people, but the Reasons the show has been canceled - like many others before - in the first place is YOU!

    Those shows are based on the numbers, so IF you dont watch the show when its aired - and im not talking bout dvd--r or streaming but live, the viewers will drop and thus will lead to cancelation.

    To bad that the truth stinks.

  17. No, actually. Young Justice had the numbers.

    What mostly tanked it was toys. The show was created and budgeted to be selling a lot of toys. The sales weren't there in relation to its viewership, which was fairly high, but also in the "wrong" demographic. Cartoon Network at the time wanted, basically, just boys ages 6-14 watching their shows because those are the ones who the ad-time was sold for. Young Justice's strong showing in the 16-25 market (normally a highly desired target) meant nothing because the commercials, which were a way for the show to make money for the network, were aimed at selling toys, squirt guns and... I don't know, skateboards? I have no idea what that network puts out as commercials these days. So since there wasn't as much call for the timeslot, they couldn't charge the prices they needed to keep the show afloat on its own. Same with the new Thundercats cartoon and the 2000-ish He Man revival. The guy in charge of Cartoon Network at the time had even gone on record saying that they "didn't want girls" watching their shows, because they weren't selling things to them.

    Also, the ratings can't tell the difference between a box that has a person watching a channel or one that is recording it. Both get recognized as the same thing.

    Young Justice had numbers, critical acclaim, passion and vision. It's just that Cartoon Network wanted "dumb humor," that could be produced on the cheap, sell toys and hit within the demographics for the commercials they aired. Greg Weisman, the creator of the show has talked about it a few times, if you look for it.