Cartoon Network’s ‘Young Justice’ Gets Premiere Date, New Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

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Those of you waiting patiently for DC’s latest animation adaptation won’t have to wait much longer. After an hour-long sneak peak in November, Cartoon Network will debut Young Justice in its regular slot on Friday, January 7th at 7 PM. The channel’s been running a short trailer to get fans excited, and it has a few new tidbits to tide you over until the premiere.

If you missed the movie event last month, Young Justice is a TV version of the comic of the same name. It will pick and choose heroes from the various DC teen-aged serials like Teen Titans (not to be confused with the more kid-friendly cartoon series).

The junior superheroes are working under the Justice League, functioning as a farm team and taking covert assignments from Batman. At the end of the sneak peak, the team included Robin, Kid Flash, a newly-cloned Superboy, Aqualad and Miss Martian. Speedy (Green Arrow’s angsty sidekick) was seen briefly, but elected not to join the Justice League or the younger spin-off. Red Tornado serves as a live-in chaperone while Black Canary trains the youngsters in the arts of superhero chop-sockey.

The show breaks from the continuity of the previous Justice League cartoons and the comics they’re based on. Various choices may raise the eyebrows of comic book fans, like the inclusion of the Dick Grayson version of Robin or a completely re-designed (and presumably new) Aqualad. The re-imagined mariner will lead the young team, instead of more historical choices like Robin or Superboy. The trailer gives a fleeting glance at Arrowette/Artemis, who looks to be Green Arrow’s version of Batgirl. Even without a direct link to the DC Animated Universe, the show should feature plenty of appearances from Justice League regulars – something that Teen Titans was decidedly low on. I’m excited to see Red Tornado and Black Canary given expanded roles in the new series, since Justice League Unlimited was too diverse to give lesser-known characters much time to develop.

You can check out the new trailer here:

As a big fan of Bruce Timm’s DCAU, I’m excited to see a proper successor to Justice League. Young Justice looks to keep the kid-pleasing yet adult-friendly formula going, without resorting to the goofy, anime-inspired antics of Teen Titans. The inclusion of voice acting veterans like Alan Tudyk, Phil LaMarr and Khary Payton means that the action should be topped with some quality acting – by cartoon standards, at least. The animation seems to be taking ques from recent DC direct-to-video work like Wonder Woman and Batman: Under the Red Hood; a very good thing, considering some of the more exaggerated designs from recent DCAU TV shows (see: Batman: The Brave and the Bold).. With the upcoming Green Lantern, superhero fans will soon have a variety of choices for animated action.

Young Justice will air Fridays at 7:00 on Cartoon Network starting January 7th.

Source: TV Squad

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  1. Can’t wait!

    Happy New Year!

  2. OMG…I am so siked about this. Man I have to say when it comes to animations, DC is putting it down.

  3. hmmm looks good

    • I get the feeling Robin is going to be leading the Young Justice in season 2 . Like Aqualad could go either way threw out the season. Could be a love or hated character base on fan reaction. Any who the show looks so promising and I hope it can make it threw pass 5 seasons. I can’t stand this mediocre cartoons they put on.

      • actually if you read some of the other articles from the creators Robin will be leading the team early on in the series

  4. so its Dick Grayson as the Robin

    • It’s Grayson as Robin and Wally as Kid Flash. They were the first versions of these characters. No idea why people are having so much trouble with this.

      • I think it’s because the show is differing from the versions the comics use. According to Wikipedia, The 90s ‘Young Justice’ comics used Tim Drake (Robin #3?) and Impulse/Bart Allen instead of Wally West. I’m not that familiar with the long, LONG history in the comics, so it really doesn’t bother me.

  5. Im not digging dennis rod(AQUA)man as the leader. Robin should LEAD. Not some has been basketball player/failed actor look alike. Plus Aquaman + Aqualad just suck. Theres a REASON why Robin and/or Superboy are the leaders. Its because they’re awesome.

    • Aqua-Man and Aqua-Lad are awesome! I’m happy to see the original choice of leader.

    • from your choice of phrases.. people would assume you want Robin and Sups Jr to lead for another reason.
      you just don’t like girls or basketball…….
      Anyway, I’m not to crazy about them messing with the timelines either. It’s almost like the way they bastardized the Xmen cartoon.
      Aqualad was recently added in the comics (if there can be mulitple Robins..)
      So he’s totally off age scale with Robin and Speedy

    • okay if canyman and jason fight who do u think will win?

  6. I actually believe that this Aqualad is going to be at least loosely based on the new one that they have been introducing in the Brightest Day comics as from what I read in them and saw in the show premier movie they seem to have similar powers.
    Could be wrong though, any thoughts?

    • It’s actually the other way around. The showrunners created him, and Geoff Johns like him enough that he sort of appropriated him for Brightest Day. There are some differences, his name being the most notable, but I haven’t been reading Brightest Day due to my…disagreements with Johns of late.

      The issues people are having are indeed that the characters are incorrect. In my case, well, I love every character that has ever been Robin or Kid Flash, so it doesn’t bother me so much, but I can see why it would irk some people. It messes up some relationships that are pretty important to the DC Universe, and neglects characters who really haven’t gotten any screentime. Also, Young Justice was a beloved series, and changing the cast was not entirely likely to go off without a hitch for fans. All in all, though, I like it, and I’m eagerly awaiting watching it Saturday.

      • i get what you are talking about some people just catch a attude very very fast.

  7. atleast we are not gonna have the wonder girl(now troy/troia) and speedy(roy harper) fiasco

    • i think that even if we dent havea wonderwomen things will still be the same cuz theres a superman iceman an even inciable hulk. you know what i mean?

  8. If it’s at all tongue-in-cheek like Cartoon Network’s “Scooby Doo” it should be great fun.

  9. in the original trailer wasnt there a boy suppose to be playing green arrows sidekick??

    • That’s Speedy, and yes, he was in the pilot. He elected not to join the Justice League or Young Justice, on account of him being a whiny little brat.

  10. I think Wonder Girl & Captain Marvel, Jr shall be introduced next on the episode seasons. I will like to see ‘em

  11. Guess I’m the only one who thinks this looks like crap.

  12. I liked the pilot it was pretty entertaining, but I hate alot of the changes that they have made to the cast and characters , I like Aqua Lad, I dont like that they have merged Tim and Dick, I think Cassie should have been put on the team instead of Miss Martian, but I can live with that too, not feeling Arrowette, stupid name, they should have had Roy give up the name Speedy(he did quit as GA’s sidekick) and have Mia, instead of Artemis, take up the mantel of Speedy and have Roy become Red Arrow, simple enough. My other issue is this isnt the Titans, this is Young Justice, The Titans was Dick’s team , Justice was Tim’s im not sure why we had to use Tim and Wally , with Conner and Not Tim and Bart, Plus I always hated the Kid Flash name its too much Impulse was much better and Bart was always better comic relief. Other then that I only wish they would do one thing and that is to stop having Robin Laughing before he jumps into battle, Robin was trained by Bats and he was alot more like Bruce then he would have ever liked to be, and laughing out loud before leeping into the fray is just fitting of the character

    • originally, robin always laughed and giggled when he jumped and flew and all that. it was part of his character as a colorful sidekick. But remember people, kids nowadays dont know about the awesome ass cartoons we had back in the 90′s, early 2000s. Its just introducing new the new generation to our stuff. and yet still trying to keep us original fans happy by including some original faces. So enjoy. I cant wait!!!

  13. Yeah…. that natsch guy is banned. You should have seen the comments that DIDN’T get through.

    What an idiot.


  14. love the way Robin(dick Grayson) laughing to throw off the bad guys ;) Andd kid flash but I really hate that arrowette girl they should change her to a character and speedy has to get over himself


  15. Easily the best TV show I’ve ever seen.

  16. Motto, Jamaaliver.
    Hic transit Gloria mundi.
    It’s almost like some people in corporate offices don’t want anyone watching tv/movies; odd…because I know for a fact that the only real fans I know of the current DC show don’t shop, even for their toys (they are all kids)-at least people my age would watch YJ WITH their kids and it hit other demographics, too.
    We just can’t have nice things, I guess.