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Liv writes...

I'm interested in your thoughts (and possibly Brandon Vietti's and Jamie Thomason's as well, if possible) on the casting process for the voices of the main characters of Young Justice. What was/is it that the main cast - Jesse McCartney, Khary Payton, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Danica McKeller, and Jason Spisak - bring to their respective characters that you, Vietti, and Thomason were looking for? In another question, you answered that the members of Young Justice were chosen based on a variety of factors (i.e. personality, dynamics, etc.). How did that play out in the casting process?

Greg responds...

These are actually really great questions. (So no smart-ass response.) And I urge you to ask them again AFTER the show has premiered in November. But to answer them now would require me to spoil stuff I don't want to spoil.

I will say the obvious though, which is that we auditioned literally hundreds of actors to cast Superman and our six lead teens. And these six actors were the best. (And if you're wondering why we auditioned for Superman and the six, it's because we wanted the same actor to play both Superman (age 33) and his clone Superboy (age 16). Nolan does an amazing job at playing both characters, making them sound distinct and yet genetically the same.)

Oh, and in case anyone's wondering, I have a 132 page (and growing) timeline for the series that does indeed list every character's age.

Response recorded on September 13, 2010