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So with the sad passing of the wonderful character actor, Miguel Ferrer, I would imagine that the character of Vandal Savage will be recast, but just curious how much, if any interaction do you ever have with the myriad voice actors on your shows? Do you have any noteworthy Ferrer anecdotes to share? Just curious, Im gonna miss that guy being a regular fixture in american media
I won't comment on what we are or are not doing with Vandal in Season Three.
And I'm afraid I don't have any anecdotes of Miguel, though I can recall (imperfectly) a few anecdotes that he told.
What I will say is that Miguel was always a complete pleasure to work with on both The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. He was SO good and a lot of fun.
There are other people, including our voice director Jamie Thomason, who knew Miguel much better than I did. But he is missed.
I was swimming through the S8 archives and noticed a Gargoyles question that's been asked before but never really had a chance to be answered (at least online).
From 2001: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=2177
From 2013: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=19262
Naturally, I'm curious myself now (and curious that I've never really wondered about it before tonight). So how many seasons and/or episodes was The Pack on the air?
Just to be thorough, I double checked the ol' This Day in Gargoyles' Universe History rambles from 2007-2008 and the posts relative to the on-air Pack program only refer to the day the television at the castle began airing episodes of The Pack on all stations all day and night long (http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=644), the day of the live-performance engagement (http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=645), and the aftermath of Wolf & Fox's arrest, leading to the show's cancellation (http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=647) . . . all in the span of four days from November 3rd to November 6th, 1994.
Finally, I've been reading Cary Bates's and your work on The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom and I just finished World of Warcraft: Traveler! I thorougly enjoyed both and I (like so many others) cannot wait for Young Justice season three :D
Thanks for the kind words!
The Pack had at least one season and had begun (at least) its second when the $#!^ hit the fan. I don't have Gargoyles materials here at my WB office, and I just can't remember if they had more than one full season. But I don't think so.
Would a writer's strike delay production of Young Justice season 3?
No. That's WGA. We're TAG.
If DC were to promote Young Justice's return with an issue of Scooby Doo Team-Up that features The Team, how would you react?
Generally, with pleasure. Specifically, it would depend.
A little curious, I remember you saying that zatanna can speak Italian. I was wondering, can she speak (and maybe say her spells) backwards in Italian?
here's hoping for more zatanna goodness in season 3! I love YJ, and you guys are awesome!
I'd think so.
Hello good day
I have a question
The animated films Justice League: Doom and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Happen in the universe of Young Justice ie are they canon for young justice? That's all greetings and sorry for my english is not my first language
Here's a list of the complete YJ Canon:
YOUNG JUSTICE (Season One) - 26 episodes (101-126)
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION (Season Two) - 20 episodes (201-220)
YOUNG JUSTICE LEGACY video game - including Red Arrow's journal
YOUNG JUSTICE compantion comic book series - 27 issues (0-25 plus a free comic book day story)
--All of those issues (except for the free comic book day issue) have been collected in four trade paperbacks:
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME ONE (collects 0-6)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME TWO: TRAINING DAY (collects 7-13)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME THREE: CREATURE FEATURES (collects 14-19)
--*YOUNG JUSTICE, VOLUME FOUR: INVASION (collects 20-25)
That's it. Period. Nothing else is canon to our series until Season Three (i.e. YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS) hits the air (or until we get more comics).
Hey Greg I saw you mentioned in to different occasions that how strong Captain Marvel was depended on whether or not we were talking about season 1 or 2. I especulate that he might have shared his powers with Mary Bromfield and/or Freddy Freeman. The fact those two have powers is something you've confirmed.
So my questions are:
1.-What made Captain Marvel stronger or weaker in those two seasons?
2.- Was he stronger/faster in season 1 or season 2.
3.-How strong and fast is he compared to superman during season 2?
4.-Is Captain Marvel more resistant to magic than Superman? I ask because traditionally he has been more resistant while superman has been more vulnerable to magic . I wonder if this applies to earth 16 too.
Thank you Greg and congrats for getting young justice back.
1. No spoilers.
2. No spoilers.
3. "See, now, the Hulk is more powerful because the madder he gets, the stronger he gets. But the Thing can still beat him if he keeps his wits about him."
4. Cap aside, I've never understood this Superman is more vulnerable to magic thing. The point is that Superman isn't INvulnerable to magic. But he's no more vulnerable than you or I.
I noticed someone else asked a question about doing YJ stories that require a more mature rating. In this case, the poster wanted more brutal fight scenes. I don't have much sympathy with his desire for more violence, but it did make me wonder about something else: are there specific instances in which you would have liked to have told on YJ but couldn't because of the limitations of the target audience?
For example, I thought it was rather clever what you did in "Disordered." Personally, as a 49 year old, I wouldn't have minded an entire episode of them talking to Black Canary in therapy, but the reality is that your target audience wouldn't have much patience for that, and you probably couldn't have sold the idea to Cartoon Network either. You came up with an intelligent compromise of having the team's therapy sessions inter-cut with Superboy's adventures with the Forever People.
1) Are there other instances in which you had to come up with creative solutions to making an otherwise unpalatable story palatable to your intended audience? Can you think of some examples and what the work-arounds might have been?
2) And, are there still other stories that you wanted to tell but couldn't at all because of the network or because they wouldn't have interested your audience? For example, you probably couldn't produce an episode that was entirely a slice-of-life episode without an action element because that's your audience tunes in for. Have you ever wanted to do an episode like that on YJ?
3) Will the third season have the same content restrictions placed upon it as previous seasons? Or, will you have more liberty with your creative choices?
I wouldn't say the "limitations of the target audience" but I would say the limitations of those who are nervous in seats of power.
But your example doesn't hold water for me. "Disordered" was told the way Brandon and I wanted to tell it. There was no compromise for our audience.
1. Your question is based on a faulty premise. I'm not really sure how to address it.
I suppose we hinted at Red Arrow's heroin addiction, as opposed to depicting it. Added in a metaphorical layer about his addiction to searching for the Original Roy, without negating the possibility that over that time he had also slipped into substance abuse.
On another completely different topic, we were aware that we could not depict LGBTQ relationships either. But that doesn't mean we don't have LGBTQ characters. You strive to write with consistency even toward those elements that you're not allowed to discuss.
2. 100% slice of life? No. I like the mix and the counterpoint.
3. I'm not commenting on the third season at all.
Jason Spisak recently teased: "A tiny taste of Wally from the new #TTJudasContract movie for those who can't wait for #YJSeason3!"
I just wanted to say that even if this is reliable, I'm not taking anything for granted. This could mean anything, right? It doesn't mean you're resurrecting Wally. For all we know, Wally could just appear in a flashback.
I not only won't confirm or deny that Wally is coming back, I won't even confirm or deny that he's appearing in flashback, or confirm or deny that Jason Spisak is in any way involved with Season Three.
Dear Greg Weisman
I just want to say thank you, Young Justice is a very special show for me personally, it means more to me then anyone will ever know. You must get a lot of people asking you to incorporate their ideas into YJS3 but i just want to say, don't listen to them. i know that sounds weird, but it was you and your team that made YJ so special. Please don't give into the fans demands even if you think it might boost YJ popularity or you think it's what the people want. Go with your instincts, that's what makes YJ so unique.
I wish you the best of luck, be well and thank you again.
Thanks. But I never listen to outside ideas. For starters, I'm not allowed to, legally. And Brandon and I have to always go with our gut, anyway.
It is a little early to ask this question, but I'm going to ask it anyways. It was you who recommended that fans re-watch YJ on Netflix over and over again to bring it back. There has been no word yet as to where YJ season 3 will be broadcast, but if it is Netflix or some other streaming service, does the same principle hold for getting a season 4? That is, the more we watch and re-watch season 3 the better our chances will be of getting a season 4?
It's since been announced that we will be on a DC streaming service -with more details to come. But, yes, obviously, if folks want a season four, they need to watch the hell out of Season Three (Young Justice: Outsiders) and help spread the word so that as many people as possible watch as many times as possible. Thanks for asking!
Congratulations and big relief on Season 3 of Young Justice, Greg!
It's not really a question, but it's still important to me so I'm sending this anyway...
I'm a fresh new fan and wouldn't even know about the series if it wasn't for so many favorable opinions on the internet. When approaching the series, I must admit I was VERY sceptical since I wasn't really fond of DC as a child. And really quickly I got proven wrong, and got hooked on. The characters (and God I cherish all their designs and diversity! Plus you rarely get to see so many freckled characters in cartoons, kudos) are so lovable and charming I got legit pissed that sometimes 'threat of the day' got in the way of 'regular life' struggles.
There's just to wish for more of slice of life moments and heroes just casually hanging out, that'd be cool. Looking forward to seeing what else you got in store, good luck
We'll do our best. Thanks!
Hi Greg. Just wanted to let you know how happy I am about season 3. Every time I feel down nowadays the thought that YJ season 3 is a thing that is actually happening always cheers me up.
Hey, following up from a question from years ago. Someone mentioned that you said Starfire was a character that you were thinking about for season 3 and you replied asking when you ever said that. You said it in this interview with GamerFitNation at the 8:24 mark https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YQnptAVvcVs
Starfire has always been on our list. Raven too. Cyborg. Etc. All the obvious teen heroes. Given enough time and episodes/issues, etc., we'll get to literally all of them in one way or another. No promises of when or in what season.
Are you able to give any type of production update on YJ season 3 like you did back in the day? I saw that Phil has been doing designs for the season on IG.
I don't know what "IG" is...
And, no. WB has imposed an info-embargo for the time being. All I can say is that we are all happily plugging along. We've assembled a stellar team of folks from Seasons One and Two and folks who are new to the series. I'm tremendously excited about the stories we're breaking, etc. Really, it's all good. I'm so thrilled to be back working on YJ again.
So thrilled Young Justice is finally being revived. Hopefully, this season will be a bigger success than Season One and Two combined and be renewed for a fourth season.
1. When Young Justice was still airing on Cartoon Network, you said that you got along with the people there. But why on earth did they give the show random hiatuses in both seasons with no explanation given? Were they purposely trying to kill the show? Did Warner Bros. play a role in this?
2. Khary Payton stated in an interview that the box-office bombing of the Green Lantern movie eventually led to the cancellation of Young Justice. Can you confirm this?
3. Is there going to be a trailer for Season 3 this year?
1. I honestly don't know. Those were all decisions made far above my pay grade.
2. Well. No. I can't. I think it caused some problems. Green Lantern toys languished on the shelf. That effected Mattel's decisions about toys for their entire DC license. And that hurt us, certainly. But I don't want to simplify to the extent you're implying.
3. I dunno.
Dear Greg, I just wanted to say I'm wishing luck to you and everyone involved with young Justice season 3.
I wanted to ask who are your top 4 favorite robins, and what you like about them.
Geez, top 4 Robins. How many are there? Dick, Jason, Tim, Stephanie, Damien and Carrie, if you count Dark Knight. Harper, if you count Bluebird, right? Throw in a Bat-Girl and some Batgirls, and you've got Bette, Barbara, Cassandra and Stephanie again. Then Batwoman's Kate. Nightwing's Dick again. Bette again with Flamebird. Barbara again with Oracle. Stephanie again with Spoiler. Luke. Batwing. Ace the Bat-hound. Bat-mite. Cassandra's Orphan. Azrael. Even Clayface. Wow, when you count 'em up, Batman's a protogee machine, isn't he?
And I'm sure I'm leaving some out.
Hello Mr Weisman!
I have to say, I loved your work before I even knew it was yours. I remember being bedridden with chicken pox, and obsessing over witch so much that if it wasn't on Jetix at that particular time slot I'd make my dad rent the dvds and watched those to death. It was probably the only thing that captivated my attention enough to stop me from itching myself!
Later on, when I was in Secondary school, spectacular Spider-Man started airing, and me and my brother and my dad would stop everything to go and watch it. 5:00 pm is the perfect timeslot really XD
In my final year of secondary school, during my gcses, young justice started airing. At first I only saw snippets when my brother watched it. I, uh, I didn't rate it at the time. But I was SO wrong. Me, my brother and my dad were off school two weeks earlier than my sisters and my mum, and instead of doing the chores we were supposed to we marathoned both seasons. It's ADDICTIVE as heck!
WITCH, Young Justice and Spectacular Spider-Man were all aired in the UK without much fuss, apparently not the case in the US.
And I'd just like to thank you so much for creating something that my family could bond over. And I am HYPED for the third season.
I know that you've said that the show is in pre pre production, but is there any sort of talk about an international release? Even if it's an overhead snippet, ANYTHING at all to allay my worries would be great.
Thanks so much, keep well!
I'm sorry. I don't have any info on that. But I imagine it'll eventually be available.
Can you really believe young justice has been revived? Sometimes it feels like when you've woken up from an awesome dream and you're happy because of how awesome it was and how good it felt, but deep down you know it was a dream so you wanna hit the snooze button and get back to it because you're afraid that feeling will go away if you get up... but in this case it is really real!!!!! And that's what makes it so unbelievable! Three months later and I'm still so happy!
It's May 22nd, as I write this, and it's still fairly surreal. Everytime we start a new part of the process or bring in an actor who worked on the show in prior seasons, it hits us all over again. It's amazingly cool, and we're having a blast.
Regarding season 3... This is a very broad question so I hope you don't consider it a spoiler. You once said that season 2 was going to be much more plot oriented and less character oriented than season 1. (Or words to that effect.) How would you describe the breakdown between character and plot in season 3? Is even a vague question like this considered a spoiler?
And I don't believe that Season Two was less character oriented. I just think Season Two was more plot-DRIVEN.
Are all of the premises for individual scripts generated by you and Brandon? Or, does your team of writers pitch some story ideas to you? Can you give a specific examples in regards to Young Justice how this collaboration works?
On seasons one and two, all the springboards were generated by Brandon, myself and Kevin Hopps, working together to break the stories. That is, we didn't go off separately and come up with premises and then pitch them to each other. We sat in a room and worked it all out together. I then wrote all the premises, and those were handed to the writers, who wrote the outlines and the scripts.
Season three has been similar, except it's just been Brandon and myself generating the springboards and breaking the stories. I then go off and write all the beat outlines. And those are handed off to the writers to go straight to script.
When can we expect updates with Young Justice in terms of release or which platform it will be released on?
EXPECTING things is problematic. Smacks of entitlement. ;)
But you can sign up for updates at www.DCFanUpdates.com.
Meanwhile, this was announced on April 25th:
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Announce All-New Live-Action Series "Titans," from Executive Producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, To Debut In 2018
"Young Justice: Outsiders," The Highly Anticipated Third Season Of Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice," Also To Bow Next Year
Series Will Air Exclusively on Upcoming DC-Branded Direct-to-Consumer Digital Service
Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment today announced that executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are teaming up for the all-new live-action drama series "Titans," which will debut in 2018. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation's "Young Justice: Outsiders," the highly anticipated third season of the popular "Young Justice" series, is also ramping up for its first mission next year.
Both fan-driven series are in early stages of production and will air exclusively on a DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service in 2018. Operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, the new digital service will deliver an immersive experience designed just for DC fans.
"Titans" follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In this action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. "Titans" is a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
"Titans" will be written by Akiva Goldsman ("Star Trek: Discovery," "Underground"), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment; "The Flash," "Arrow") and Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl"). Goldsman, Johns, Berlanti and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl") are executive producers of the series from Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
In "Young Justice: Outsiders," the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling, "Young Justice" reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network. This passionate fan support set the stage for the new third season.
Sam Register ("Teen Titans Go!," "Justice League Action") is executive producer of "Young Justice." Brandon Vietti ("Batman: Under the Red Hood," "Superman Doomsday") and Greg Weisman ("Star Wars Rebels," "Gargoyles") are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa ("Young Justice," "Justice League Dark," "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract") serves as the series' art director.
For updates on these exciting new series and the upcoming DC digital service, visit www.DCFanUpdates.com.
I've been wondering for a while now; do you have full creative freedom over Young Justice season 3 or is there some restrictions and/or lines that you can't explicitly cross?
Yes. And yes.
Hey, I have a few questions about the upcoming new episodes of YJ that occurred to me (logistical, not going to ask you what it's about obviously).
1. How far (if at all) did you guys get into the planning/writing of S3 before production ended? Had you gotten as far as writing scripts/breaking episodes or was it just sort of general ideas?
2. Do you still plan to move forward more or less with what you came up with during the first round of production or have things sort of morphed in the intervening years?
3. You've said before that you would sort of ideally never end a series definitively (given that life rarely has complete closure, that makes sense to me on a creative level). That being said, is there a particular number of YJ seasons you have roughly planned out, if not fully plotted/outlined (Joss Whedon for instance has said that he originally planned 5-7 seasons for Firefly)?
4. If yes, what is that number (if you're willing to reveal)?
1. Just general ideas. We did NOT start season three until November of 2016.
3. We had about five when we started. But we keep coming up with more ideas. So we probably still have about five (over and above what we've already done).
4. See above.
It's not a question but thank u for the work on young justice it's put me through hard times thank u so much I can't wait for season 3
You're very welcome. We're excited for it too.
Hello! When I found out that Young Justice was returning for a third season, I was ECSTATIC. However I am horribly impatient, and I was wondering if you could give an estimated date for when viewers can expect to see the new season. Thanks so much!
I cannot. Not because I'm being coy, but because I honestly don't yet know where or when the new season will be. But we're hard at work on it, I can tell you that, with more and more crewmembers coming aboard almost daily.
Hi Greg! I am such a fan of all your work!!
I just wanted to say that I am glad YJ is back with you and Brandon mostly working the helm and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us :)
(you don't have to answer this but do you thing you'll have an episode where the team just watches celebrity hockey?)
SPOILER ALERT: I'm fairly certain I will not have an episode where all that happens is that the Team watches Celebrity Hockey.
I'm so HAPPY to hear that there are LGBT characters in Young Justice! I hope this doesn't count as a spoilery question but my question is quite simple really... When you said that, did you mean it? What I MEAN by that is... Are there LGBT Characters... As in plural? As in more than ONE?
And thats my question! As a gay male I'm so glad that you are very open minded and really do care about representation. I hope we get to see some same sex relationships in season 3! I played Young Justice in the background all the time on Netflix because I really was holding on to that sliver of hope that it would be renewed and I'm so glad that it worked!
We've established that Marie Logan was either a lesbian or bi-sexual. In my mind, yes, there are other LGBTQ characters in the series, as well. But I am NOT promising anything at all about what will be revealed or seen in Season Three.
So, how is season 3 going? Any teases?
1. Very well.
2. Nope. That's not my thing.
Hello Greg! I hope you are doing well and I want to congratulate you for Young Justice season 3 being commissioned. I cannot wait to see it. Here are my questions:
1. How long was your timeline for Spec Spidey, if you had one? I know you had eventual plans to go into Peter's college years and beyond if you had the chance, so I was curious if you had stories, characters, and events such as deaths, graduations, etc. planned out? I'm not asking what stories you wanted to tell but I am curious if you had a long outline, similar to Garg and YJ.
2. Why did you make MJ and Gwen friends in the series? It was a change I loved and considering where Pete and Gwen end up in the comics and where Pete and MJ end up, I thought it was a brilliant idea.
3. For YJ and Spec, was Jamie Thomasson a comic book fan? I ask because I wonder if him being a possible comic book fan helped him cast parts in the show easier. Did he only rely on your scripts or also on other source material?
Can't wait for YJ season 3 and hoping for Garg comics! And I still hold out hope you can write Spider-Man again in another form! Take care Greg and good luck.
1. I did have one. But I don't remember how long it was, and I don't have access to it here at my Warner Bros office.
2. I didn't come up with it. They were on and off friends in the comics.
3. You'd have to ask him, but I don't recall him being a hardcore geek like me.
I just wanted to say thank you for your dedication to the Young Justice characters. They're a part of my family, and I know they're a part of yours.
You brought a 30 year old man to tears on announcing season 3. A 30 year old man who must have streamed YJ seasons on Netflix 20+ times and bought all the comics on the dc app.
Did you ever give up hope on season 3? I have followed you guys online and I know you said that there was hope since the show hit Netflix, but was there ever a temptation to share the stories with the fans, thinking the show would never reach season 3? In my mind, these characters and their untold stories were in you both, and they'd reach us all eventually.
It's a most beautiful comeback story.
Noting what happened with season 2, I truly hope the show is on Netflix. To have the greatest stories these characters have ever told, at the whim of sometimes fickle networks would be a little unnerving. Having said that, I do trust that you've both placed our heroes somewhere their stories will be safe.
Thank you for the heroes, thank you for the stories and thank you for never giving up
1. Hope ebbed and flowed.
2. No temptation to do that. I've learned the hard way that revealing ideas minus their execution is a recipe for disaster. (Or at least mild annoyance.) Certainly, no good comes of it. Besides, there was always the chance it might come back in comic book form.
3 I haven't "placed" the show anywhere. Let's make that clear. I have absolutely ZERO control over where it airs or streams or whatever. ZERO. That's way, way, way above my paygrade. Brandon and I are making the best show we can, but that's where our control ends.
What are your favorite non-Big Two comics?
I'm afraid I'm not reading any right now. I'm mostly only reading DC Rebirth titles now, as potential research for YJ.
Historically, I was a big fan of Love and Rockets and Cerebus and many others.
One, thank you so much for all the great series you've given us. You're really great at what you do, and we all really appreciate it, so thank you for being so awesome! :)
Now, my question is pertaining to (of course) Young Justice and it have been renewed for a third season. Don't worry, I won't ask for any of those spoilers you hate oh so much.
I know there aren't many specific details out as of yet, but it's been said that the show might be brought back on Netflix. Now, there are also many fans out of America that will be willing to watch this series come out if and when if finally does come out on Netflix, and American Netflix if different than some of the other Netflixes from around the world.
For example, I am from Canada (funny, eh?) and I've checked on the YJ cartoon up there frequently. Whilst there was a period of time where only Season one of Young Justice was up on the American Netflix, both seasons were up on the Canadian one. Then, when we had a chance to get it back and every one was binge watching now both seasons on the American Netflix, the first season got taken away from the Canadian Netflix. It was eventually given back, but I think you get the point.
SO, I guess what I'm asking is that if Season three of Young Justice WAS to be put on Netflix, would it be a problem for fans not living in America?
If you don't know the answer, it's fine. Thank you for reading this anyways. Your work is awesome!
Thanks once again!
We don't know where the show will end up airing yet. Not in the U.S. Not anywhere. Right now, we're just glad that Warner Bros has the confidence to make the third season.
1) Hi Greg, now that season 3 is a go, can I just ask: is Troia off-limits again (like she was when you started work on Young Justice), or is she still a character that you can use (should you choose to)?
2) In theory, would DC's insistence on calling Captain Marvel Shazam impact on your use of him or the Marvel Family in future episodes? To put it another way, would the Marvel Family still be called the Marvel Family?
1. I'll reiterate what I've already revealed. Troia was off limits only at the very beginning of Season One. So we never considered using her in that season. Partway through the season, we were told she was now available, but by that time all our plans for Season One had solidified and it was too late to include her. We had planned on including her in Season Two, at both Raquel's wedding shower and in the final mission against the Reach MFDs. But production concerns - not enough hours in the day - made that impossible. I won't address whether we plan to use her in Season Three, but I will say that as far as I know, there are no off limits characters. At any rate, no one we've asked to use has been vetoed.
2. Have we EVER called them the Marvel Family?
Is it my imagination, or are 11-minute/11-minute episodes steadily replacing 22 minute animation as the norm?
I don't know about norm. But I do see a lot more series going the eleven minute route. (Not YJ, in case you were concerned.)
First, I'm very excited that Young Justice is getting a third season!
Second, I've been wondering about this for a while, but the third season prompted me to ask. As Tigress, Artemis uses different weapons (like a sword) and more close quarters combat than she did before-she's more like Cheshire in that sense. Was Artemis trained the same way as Cheshire, or did they have different specialties from the beginning
And this might be a spoiler, but is it safe to say that Artemis is on Cheshire's level now? She wasn't in Season 1, but with age and more experience, are they pretty comparable?
1. So are we.
2. Artemis and Jade were both trained similarly by their father, at least initially, but they had different specialties. Artemis (relative) lack of physical strength as a pre-teen and teenager, made archery a good choice for her.
3. We'll have to see if they ever have reason to test your theory...
Hi!! Congratulations on YJ coming back! I'm so happy!!
I can't wait to see more episodes and the team. I miss the original team, I wanted to see how they would interact with Rocket too.
Well I'm excited for vaillains and such, I love all you go take from all aspects of the DC universe. Any characters from Superman or Batman series or do your characters come strictly from comics?
Well congratulations and I'm excited for more!
I'm not sure which series you're referring to...
Do you mean like Mercy Graves?
Yay its back!!!! Im so excited to see what you all come up with for Young Justice Season 3. I have loved a lot of cartoons and this one is by far my favorite, it is made for young and old and is well written and intelligently constructed. The article said the show was in production, what does that mean, has it been written yet? What phase are we in here? Is it already being animated or dialogue recorded or are we still in that pre production phase? Also curious to see if all the main cast will be back?
We're in pre-pre-production at this stage. That's about all I'm allowed to say.
Beyond excited that Young Justice is coming back. My single favorite incarnation of the DC universe. May be too early to ask this but I was wondering if you can tell us how many episodes will be produced for Season 3? Thanks and congrats on getting the best animated show back up and running!
I'm not allowed to say, yet. But thanks.
Please accept my (belated) congratulations on getting to do a third season of "Young Justice". (Which certainly has the potential to be really exciting, since, as I recall, Season Two ended with the revelation that the Light had teamed up with Darkseid.)
Thanks. We're having a great time working on it.
Hi Greg! With the exciting announcement of Young Justice season 3, is there any chance that the tie-in comic will return as well? Thank you for taking the time to read and (hopefully!) answer my question.
I hope so. Christopher Jones and I are dying to do it again. But we've gotten no word from DC Comics about that yet, and we have asked. The best way to help with that is to help spread the word to #BuyYJComicsonComixology or on the DC App or on iTunes. We need to show DC that the comic itself sells.
Will you be involved with season 3?
Yep. Very. Brandon Vietti and I are once again producing the series.
Hi Greg congrats on season three!! I just want to know, how do you feel about people pairing Bart Allen and Jamie Reyes together?
I'm not going to offer any opinion, because it would be taken as a spoiler.
Congratulations on Young Justice Season 3!! Did you find out before the big announcement (if so how far in advance) or was it a pleasant surprise reading about it on the net?
I found out about ten days before the announcement.
Hey, Greg! With season 3 of Young Justice being announced, there's been a lot of hype. I was wondering if you've ever heard of Young Justice Amino? They're a group on an app called Amino, and they have about 1,000 members. They really helped play a part in orchestrating mass-binges. Anyway, my question is: Would you ever consider joining the community? It would be cool for the members and such.
Not to get ahead of myself, but the link to the community is here: http://aminoapps.com/c/young-justice-amino
If you would like to looks around there, feel free! See what kind of community your fans have built. :)
And, if it's okay, I'd like to give you my email... We've talked on Twitter before (not in private message, but via posts) and I thought it was cool. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nope. Never heard of it. And, I'm sorry, but it doesn't make sense for me to join a fan community while I'm working on that show. I can't risk legal exposure to fan ideas.
And I'm not going to take your email, either. I can't start contacting fans directly, using my own email. I have thousands of twitter followers. If I exchanged emails with all of them, I'd never get any work done. Plus I need some privacy.
I'm guessing this is a pretty disappointing response, and I regret that. But this is the reality.
Not a question, but as of today it has just been confirmed that Young Justice Season 3 will happen! I am a huge fan and cannot wait for the upcoming season. I cannot contain my excitement!
Me neither. And for me, as of this writing, it's been over two months! I'm still walking on cloud nine!
So a new Spider-Man series was announced yesterday at the New York Comic Con. Are you taking part in this project in any way? If your not, is there any way you could get aboard it because that would be spectacular.
Thank you so much for your time.
No. And no. I'm busy on Young Justice S3, and in any case, Marvel would have to want me on it. They certainly know how to find me. There's clearly no interest in putting me and the character back together at this time.
Dear Mr Weisman,
I would like to thank you for all the great work you have done in past, and I look foward, as I'm sure many of us do, to seeing it being continued. I would like to, in my question, both ask, as well as show my support and desire for a continuation of the Young Justice series. I really hope that the series will be continued, as many of us do - the statistics around the reception of the show speak for themselves. My question, is as follows:
Why (and I personally belive that this is one of the many reasons why it was so good) did the team behind The Team choose to introduce a heavy emphasis on the interpersonal relationships and the back story's of each character?
Thank you for considering my question,
Kind regards, a loyal fan of Young Justice
Well, as you probably know by now, we're at work on Season Three.
But I'll admit to being a bit mystified by your question. What else would we deal with INSTEAD of "the interpersonal relationships and the back story's of each character"?
I feel like this question is more headed towards other people who want young justice back instead of Greg but I will put it here anyway.
Those of you who want YJ back we really have start a big push if we really want it to happen. We actually want it to come back so not doing anything won't help. We cannot just let this show go this is one of the very few opportunities we can save a show. Keep binging it on netflix, buy the products, and get the comics from comicology.com. Come on we half to make this happen guys so do whatever you can!
It's COMIXOLOGY with an X, but otherwise - back in September - I'd have totally agreed with you. And it worked! Brandon Vietti and I are working on the arc for the third season now!
Do you have any news regarding Young Justice? Also, please give us an alternative for Netflix in India. We don't use Netflix here. Would really like to contribute.
The news - which by now is probably old news - is that we have begun work on Season Three of Young Justice.
I don't know what to tell you about Netflix in India. Can you buy them on iTunes? Are the BluRays or DVDs on sale in India? Can you get the YJ companion comics on Comixology, the DC App or iTunes?
Simple question what are you currently working on as it is hard to follow sometimes and if you can talk or more specifically write about it what will you be working on that you know? Ohh and where can we watch it , or if read it when is it coming out or where can we find it I know you were writing a comic for Marvel I could never find it in several comic book stores.
Right now, I am working on two things. The third season of YOUNG JUSTICE and the second novel in the WORLD OF WARCRAFT: TRAVELER series.
We don't yet know where Season Three of YJ will air, but you can view Seasons One and Two on Netflix, on iTunes or on DVD or BluRay.
The second WARCRAFT book should come out in bookstores (including online bookstores) next November.
Prior to that, I was working on the second and third seasons of SHIMMER AND SHINE. Season Two is currently airing on Nick Jr.
I also wrote the first book in the WORLD OF WARCRAFT: TRAVELER series, which is currently available at bookstores (and online bookstores).
There's also my two novels RAIN OF THE GHOSTS and SPIRITS OF ASH AND FOAM, both of which are currently available at bookstores and online bookstores.
Then there's the AudioPlay version of RAIN OF THE GHOSTS, which is currently available for download at Gumroad.com/RainoftheGhosts.
I recently co-plotted a CAPTAIN ATOM miniseries with Cary Bates, illustrated by Will Conrad. It will be available this January, 2017 from anyplace that sells comic books, including the DC Comics App, Comixology and iTunes.
Last year, I wrote the twelve issue STAR WARS KANAN series for Lucasfilm and Marvel. Those are available either as single issues, as two trades (STAR WARS KANAN: THE LAST PADAWAN and STAR WARS KANAN: FIRST BLOOD) or as an omnibus, again at Bookstores, online Bookstores, comic book stores and from the Marvel Comics App, Comixology or iTunes.
Finally, I also wrote the six issue STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK for Marvel Comics, available as single issues or as one trade (STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK: ETERNITY'S CHILDREN [Attend University]), which AGAIN is available at bookstores, online bookstores, comic book stores, the Marvel Comics App, Comixology or iTunes.
Whew! I think that's it! Thanks for asking!
Hi Greg. Just want you to know I'm doing all that I can to help bring Young Justice back. I stream YJ every chance I have. I bought dvds for myself and my little nephews. I also got them the YJ trades.
That's great! I'm sure it helped!
Brandon Vietti and I are hard at work on Season Three of the Young Justice television series. But (a) we just got started and (2) making animated episodes takes a LONG time. (Ten months minimum. MINIMUM.)
So, if you want more new YJ stories sooner, the answer is pretty simple. Artist Christopher Jones and I are chomping at the bit to make more YOUNG JUSTICE stories in comic book form. Producing a comic book takes considerably less time than producing television episodes,so if we got a green light on a comic book series now, you could theoretically have new stories in a matter of months.
So the question is how do we get the green light for more YJ comic?. And the answer to that is pretty simple too. We just need to convince DC Comics that there's a market for YJ comics even before the third season premieres.
Which begs the next question: How do we convince DC of that?
And the answer is again simple. BUY THE COMICS THAT ALREADY EXIST!
Issues #0 - #25 of our companion YJ comic have been collected into four trade paperbacks. (And ALL of these stories are canon to the series, with time stamps and everything. In fact, stuff in Season Three will play off of stuff from Seasons One and Two AND from the comics.) The best way to show DC that you want more comics is to purchase these stories electronically on the DC APP, on COMIXOLOGY, or on iTUNES.
Now, I'm an old school guy, and I love having actual hard copies to hold in my hand. Unfortunately, the books are all out of print. So if you do find hard copies online or in a store, those are secondary sales, and DC won't know about them. So you need to buy them electronically. Put money in DC's pocket and they'll want more of that green. Buy a lot of YJ comics and it just follows that they'll order up more YJ comics.
If you already have those issues, give them as holiday gifts. And in any case, help us SPREAD THE WORD!
It's just logic. The more the existing comics sell, the more DC will want to make more. And if more sell fast enough, you'll be getting more YJ stories sooner!
ALL of your past and present projects have been renewed, and you have been asked to help them all. Which one would you prioritize, and why?
Well, as many regular readers of this site know, I'm not big on hypotheticals. Reality is so much more complicated, but I'll give it a shot:
GARGOYLES first, always. We're trying to get another comic book version now. Tweet the hashtag #WeLiveAgain!
YOUNG JUSTICE, second. Season Three is real. It's here. I'm working on it.
I'm also working on the second book in the WORLD OF WARCRAFT: TRAVELER series, THE SPIRAL PATH, and recently completed co-plotting work on THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM, w/my old Captain Atom partner Cary Bates.
The third book in the RAIN OF THE GHOSTS series, MASQUE OF BONES, which I still plan to get back to as soon as I possibly can.
Everything else falls into the category of it's just too hypothetical to differentiate. But I'm very fond of THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, W.I.T.C.H., ROUGHNECKS: THE STARSHIP TROOPER CHRONICLES, STARBRAND & NIGHTMASK, anything with the STAR WARS REBELS characters [especially STAR WARS KANAN], 3X3 EYES, DISNEY'S VILLAINS and many others.
And I'm sure Edmund Tsabard would love to finish Last Tengu in Paris.
Hello Greg, I just want to start with, I love your work. Moving on, I really love Young Justice. I've read all the possibilities that have been said about new episodes. And I'm working for it. I've watched seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix probably 6-7 times now since I found it and will likely watch it many more. I'm rather poor so Netflix is what I can afford entertainment wise, so no DVD buying unfortunately. But it's the hashtag I don't understand. #KeepBingingYJ. What does that mean and how does it help? Is it about searching for it on Bing? I don't get the binging. I think the hashtag should say #BringBackYoungJustice or something like that. I want to help influence the decision makers, so I'm trying to help. Gonna try and start a movement on WB and DC's FB pages. I don't really Twitter. Anyway, I wish you the best in all your endeavors, and I look forward to any and all of your work. Thank you.
Binge it. (The g has a j sound.) Not bing it. Binge it. I was asking fans to binge-watch the series over and over again on Netflix. (And it worked!)
For the record, your hashtag would have been far less useful, because it was not a call to action. It's vague. Who is it addressed to? Mine was an instruction to the fans. As were my other hashtags, i.e. #BuyYJBluRaysDVDs and #BuyYJComicsonComixology. Each of these give fans a pragmatic and specific thing to do. I'm sorry you didn't understand the #KeepBingingYJ hashtag, but you did it anyway, and we got the show back. So it's all good.
1). You say to fans a good way of showing they want Young Justice to return, is to buy the comics, DVDs, and the game (and the toys still?), but how much would fans have to buy for this to happen? Is there a goal to reach maybe or perhaps just enough to get noticed by DC/WB that it's still something that people want more of?
I would think they'd be more interested in what was selling when the show was still on the air, because that's obviously what Mattel was looking at for it to pull its funding.
2). If by miracle, YJ does get brought back by Netflix, where would the funding come from? Having Mattel as a backer makes it look like it couldn't be made without it. Not every Warner Bros. Animation show has a backer (unless there's a silent contributer), and most of the Netflix shows have a backer (helped by broadcasters who air it around the world), so what would happen with YJ? Would it just be supported by Warner (and DC), itself? And I guess, Netflix.
Well, this is all largely moot now, but...
1. I never had a NUMBER or AMOUNT. It takes more to get a company's attention after a show is off the air, then it takes to keep a show on the air. The other thing to keep in mind is that buying toys (or whatever) second-hand does nothing to get a company's attention. So, for example, I was not advocating buying YJ toys this year, because those toys were off the market. Any purchases were second sales and does nothing for Mattel or WB or DC's bottom line.
2. So YJ's coming back, but I don't know where it will air. The term "backer" doesn't really fit, either. It's about MONEY. Money to produce the first two seasons of YJ came from Mattel and Cartoon Network. (Mostly from Mattel.) When Mattel pulled out, the money from CN wasn't enough to produce the series. Period. For season three, Warner Bros itself is paying for it, for now. They have confidence, I guess, that wherever it winds up and whatever merchandise they may or may not eventually release or license, they'll still make a profit. That's based on what the fans proved over the last few years.
So the big news:
YOUNG JUSTICE is coming back for a third season! Yes, that's right! Warner Bros. announced it today! It's official. Here are some links to some articles on the subject:
Not too much more to tell. I start back at Warner Bros. on Monday, 11/14/16. Brandon Vietti and I, of course, had plans for Season Three way back when. Now, we'll get the chance to make those plans a reality!!
It's so crash!