[April Fools comedy post, none of this is real except for the fact that these are all characters fans have asked for in season 3 since it was announced. Even if it’s just a joke you can read my slow decent into madness as the list goes on. 😉
I’ve also added some commentary at the end if anyone’s curious about the hows and whys this post was made.]
Since the revival of Young Justice for a third season many fans have speculated what’s going to be happening in this new season, and just what new characters will be appearing. Well wait no longer as I have been given insider info about who is going to be showing up in season 3! It’s going to be a jam packed season with so many fan favourite characters, you just won’t believe who’s going to show up!
Season 3 is being made because of the giant outpouring of fan support for so many years, it wouldn’t be happening without that devotion from the fanbase. So to truly show their appreciation to the fans the creators are putting in all of your fan requested characters, every single one of them. These are all 100% real fan suggestions for characters to appear in season 3, all taken from when Warner Bros. announced the renewal. I’ve even been given some new artwork in advance to show off some of these new characters that are coming in season 3.
Warning: this is an image heavy post! Seriously there’s 53 images here and one gif. You’ve been warned!
There’s a new Justice League cartoon out and this time it’s all about the action. Eleven minutes of action per episode and each episode is supposed to start right in the middle of the action, and so far these first seven episodes have certainly done that. Eleven minute episodes are the current “in thing” for cartoons nowadays, with popular shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and even another DC show Teen Titans Go (divisive as it is among DC fans it’s still a popular show), and so it makes sense to get another DC show in that mould, one that also fills in the gap of action cartoons that’s been lacking the past few years. The one issue with these eleven minute shows to me is that they do take a while finding their feet and hitting their stride, probably at least twice as long as a twenty minute cartoon, I’m expecting the same will be true here. Though if these episodes are anything to go by when the show does hit its full potential it will be amazing.
Now that Netflix has uploaded season 2 of Young Justice it’s the best time to rewatch the series, especially as doing so might mean Netflix picking the show up for a third season. (Though if you live in the UK like me you have to watch it through Amazon Prime and just share around posts about it). This Re(af)Watch series is not quite a review, more of an opinion piece about each episode as I rewatch them. Covering all 46 episodes of the show, and hopefully any beyond that. Continuing on with episode 22, Agendas.
Written by: Kevin Hopps
Directed by: Michael Chang
Episode synopsis: The Justice League are holding a meeting to decide who will become the future members of the League, and if Captain Marvel and Dr Fate should remain members. Meanwhile Conner is contacted by Lex Luthor, who tells him that there’s another Superclone at Cadmus. Even though he doesn’t trust Luthor he still goes to investigate. Guardian says there’s no more cloning projects happening at Cadmus, but after looking around Conner finds a hidden cold storage facility. In it he finds the Superclone, labelled Project Match, and awakens him. Match is unstable and attacks Conner, displaying superpowers Conner doesn’t have. He beats Conner into unconsciousness and then vanishes. When he wakes up Luthor tells him Match is fully Kryptonian, while he is only half with the other half being human. Luthor then gives him patches called ‘shields’ that switch off the human half so he can fully use his suppressed Kryptonian powers. He finds Match in a secret Genomorph city they were building so they could live without human oppression. He and Match fight again, forcing Conner to use one of the “Shields” to win. Match is put back on ice, Genomorph City is shut down, and Luthor reveals he’s the DNA donor for Conner’s human half.
This movie… I wanted to like this movie. I love Batman, I love all the animated DC shows and movies, and even though I didn’t think a vs movie was a good idea I had hoped they could make something good out of it. Even though it was Zack Snyder directing again I thought that he at least would bring some fun visual fight scenes through out the movie. I had thought, I had hoped, I had wanted to see the DC universe that I love to be made into live action movies. But I was in denial when all the warning signs came in, the rumours, the trailers, even when the first reviews came in I thought they we too crazy to be true. The movie couldn’t be that bad. No one at Warner Brothers could let sure an appealing movie get made.
I was wrong. Everything you’ve read online is true, every crazy thing about this movie is true.
Spoiler free review: Nothing happens for two thirds of this movie. It’s boring, dull, and incoherent. The things we do see do not matter in the end, the things that do matter are so nonsensical that you’ll be left trying to figure out why they happened because no reasons are given in this movie. The big “V” in the title, that big fight, is about eight minutes long and could’ve been entirely avoided if Superman had told Batman what he said he was going to tell Batman but didn’t bother to until after the fight. It’s not even an interesting fight. The “hints towards the Justice League movie” are also nonsensical, pointless, and will leave you wondering how the hell those people knew about all that.
Do not go see this movie. I don’t like saying that because people are allowed to have different opinions than mine and I don’t care if you like something I hate, enjoy whatever you like. But this movie is just not worth it. It’s a bad movie that’s not entertainingly bad. The only entertainment value after watching it is telling other people about the crazy nonsensical plot of this movie.
Instead of watching this movie here’s some recommendations for Batman/Superman things better than it. The Dark Knight Returns (the movie rips so much off from this story you might as well watch the animated movie, plus it has a better Batman/Superman fight), Batman The Brave and the Bold Season 3 Episode 1 ‘Battle of the Superheroes’, The Batman season 5 Episodes 1&2 ‘The Batman/Superman Story’, Batman/Superman Worlds Finest (compilation movie of the Superman TAS episodes). Batman Mask of the Phantasm (best Batman movie ever made), 60s Batman, All Star Superman, Superman Unbound, Superman vs the Elite, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, Superman/Batman Apocalypse, Batman Under the Red Hood. And that’s just movies and stand alone episodes. Watch anything Batman or Superman related and it’s better than this movie.
Very spoiler filled review down below. I spoil everything.
Recently Warner Brothers finally announced the next DC animated series, Justice League Action. Bringing back Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and a few other DC favourite voice actors, and veteran DC animation creators will be working on it, including Alan Burnett, Jim Krieg, and Butch Lukic. The series is using the currently popular 11 minute episode format and is said to be “action-packed.” Not much else is known about the series right now, but it’s enough for fans to start talking.
So along with Justice League War there was another DC animated film released, but it got no marketing whatsoever; so much so that even the people working on it weren’t allowed to talk about it till about a week before its release. It was also only released in Target in America and not given a wide release, at the moment at least. It’s clearly a “how much money can we save vs. how much we’d earn” situation given they’ve spend no money on marketing, and less on the feature than a regular one. Regardless of all that hopefully this does well and they get to make more, because JLA: Trapped in Time was a really good animated feature.
More DC film animation with a Justice League origin story based on the New 52 reboot comic that was written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee. It’s the first one in line with the New 52, which seems to be the coming standard for any of these non-Batman movies, and I’m not a big fan of what’s currently going on with the comics. But these animated works can improve on the source material; get rid of the problems from the original. So the question is, is this an improvement or is it dragged down by the comics it’s based on?
With the recent announcement of a Batman/Superman movie, a Flash, Jim Gordon, and Constantine TV series’ in the works there’s been a question bandied about, where’s Wonder Woman? She’s the most prominent female superhero and yet she can’t even get her own TV series off the ground let alone a movie. She’s never had an animated series like Batman or Superman, when she does appear in a cartoon it’s not usually a plot centred on her or use her more than a cameo. There are exceptions, such as the Bruce Timm Justice League cartoon or her own animated movie, but as more cartoons are made those seem more like exceptions than anything else. Green Lantern gets more of a spotlight than her; being a prominent guest star on The Batman and Batman the Brave and the Bold, as well as getting his own movie and cartoon series.
That’s a question a lot of people have asked over the years. It’s been the subject of much debate, internet fan bickering, academic essays, and thesis’. Some say yes, others vehemently disagree, and then there are those who just want to make porn. All in all it’s a complicated issue.
I feel the need to raise the question again after the recent announcement that in Justice League #12 Superman and Wonder Woman will “begin a super romance.” Now I’m too cynical and jaded by modern comic industry practices to actually believe this “romance” will last a full year. However this latest headline grabbing short term sales spiking move did make me ask the question “why Superman and Wonder Woman?” In most out of continuity Elseworld stories they’re paired together for the same lazy writing reasons, “they’re so similar” but that doesn’t make much of an interesting story in a canon comic. Why not actually shake things up and have Superman date Black Canary or have Wonder Woman flirt with Batwoman (she’s in a relationship with Maggie Sawyer at the moment so dating Wondey is out of the question)? That’d actually be something new and different that DC could play with instead of travelling the safe and well traversed road they’re going down.