CW Allegedly Working on Live Action Young Justice Show

Posted by k4tzm4n (39558 posts) - - Show Bio

Many are still disappointed about Young Justice being removed from Cartoon Network's schedule, but it looks like the team may make a return. Bleeding Cool claims a "reliable source" has informed them the CW is bringing the team back to the small screen in a live action "teen drama/romance series with a superhero twist." They say it'll be based on the animated show (and by connection, the video games and comic books titles) and is slated to air in 2015. As for who will allegedly be on the team, they claim it'll be led by Superboy and Miss Martian. No word on whether it'll connect to the CW's other DC properties.

If this does ultimately pan out, which characters would you like to see on the show and who would you cast for the parts? Would you even want to see this team return in a live action format? Don't be shy, let us know your thoughts below.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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#1 Edited by PapiNacho (3360 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Robin DC, Red Robin! Although why Superboy would lead with Red Robin on the team is beyond me.

#2 Posted by Outside_85 (12193 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm, let me know when it actually starts shooting, getting excited for something as little as this is not really worth it.

#3 Posted by The_Comebacks (324 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

"teen drama/romance series with a superhero twist."

^This sounds like it will be one of CW's crappy drama shows and not an actual comic show. Which is sad considering how good the animated series was.

#4 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Robin DC, Red Robin! Although why Superboy would lead with Red Robin on the team is beyond me.

Maybe Red Robin won't be in the show, I doubt WB will let CW to use any of the Robins.

#6 Edited by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

Tbh I'm not really interested

#7 Posted by spidershamrock (1550 posts) - - Show Bio

No! Please don't turn this unbelievable show into some angsty teen drama. It needs to be left as a great cartoon

#8 Posted by JetiiMitra (9339 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

"teen drama/romance series with a superhero twist."

^This sounds like it will be one of CW's crappy drama shows and not an actual comic show. Which is sad considering how good the animated series was.

What I was thinking. It sounds more like the show will be about the characters' love lives while sometimes fighting bad guys for a few minutes. Not much to be hopeful about. But, as it's just a rumor, best to wait for more information.

#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to bring back the show and not remake it.

#10 Edited by Nightwing_Beyond (169 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that I think about it, the only reason why I initially was fine with this was because I thought it would be the same thing but in live action. I doubt that the CW would bring Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti back to make the story and since Nightwing may be tied up in MOS2 and Arrow, he and possibly other batcharacters may not appear. I'd rather have Little Orbit make a sequel to Legacy than a revamp. It'll be Teen Titans Go all over again. No disrespect to anyone who likes the show but, it certainly isn't what old Teen Titans fans asked for.

#11 Posted by leokearon (1951 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring to back as an animated series so they wouldn't have to worry about power budgets

#12 Posted by PeppeyHare (4328 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh

#13 Posted by DeathandGrim (2193 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they can finally finish/start that Darkseid plot

#14 Posted by Herokiller12344 (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

"teen drama/romance series with a superhero twist."

^This sounds like it will be one of CW's crappy drama shows and not an actual comic show. Which is sad considering how good the animated series was.

...It uh, wasn't that good.

#15 Posted by Fallschirmjager (19979 posts) - - Show Bio

Never saw the cartoon, don't plan too.

More live action hero shows? Sure.

#16 Edited by TheMantisShrimp (350 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think they will be able to find young actors capable of recreating the awesome fight scenes in Young Justice. The cartoon sure did have amazing animators an choreographers. I'll give this a try if it happens. Also, DC needs to release a box set of Young Justice.

#17 Posted by Falconer (168 posts) - - Show Bio

What DC property ISN'T being made into a TV show? I'll see it when I believe it.

#18 Edited by MrMazz (1719 posts) - - Show Bio

Ya know what I'll take it. Teen Romance crap is totally in CW wheelhouse seems like a solid work.

It seems like a lot of people are bashing CW without really watching the programming. The kinda sorta Network/box to license things to Netflix has been going heavy into sci-fi genre this year and most of it's kinda good. Tomorrow People is fun play on Alphas and Mutant X. Reign is really dumb but in the sameway Sleepy Hollow and Blacklist are.

Yea CW is all about the pretty people but I'll take pretty people if it means fun genre TV.

#19 Posted by Novemberx2 (505 posts) - - Show Bio

just no... do it animation then you're financially constrained to making another smallville or arrow.

#20 Posted by IllyanaRasputin (1177 posts) - - Show Bio

Let us be 100% A huge fan base of the CW Arrow do not read the Green Arrow comic books. I'm hands down guilty for only starting the show because of the known actors that were staring and the fact that the show did revolve around teen drama, much like Smallville did. I think it'll be really cool to see some of my favourite DC kids in a series together... Def would like to see Superboy, Miss Martian, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Artemis, Wonder Girl, Nightwing, Batgirl and would even love to see Zatanna on this show.

Great dynamics and characterization in the Cartoon do not see why it wouldn't be good in a live action show.

#21 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1314 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds like smallville to me i hope they get steph to play artemis sinse she voiced her.

#23 Edited by The Stegman (29618 posts) - - Show Bio

"Teen drama/romance series"

...so, a typical CW show then. I'll pass.

#24 Posted by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC needs to slow down some. How many shows is that now? They're oversaturating the comic book television landscape.

-Arrow

-Flash

-Gotham Central

-Constantine

-Hourman

-iZombie

- Lt. Gordon

- Young Justice

- The Avenger

I don't see the plan dc has, but I sure do hope they have one.

#25 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#26 Edited by Drewyetti (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Live Action young justice? hmmm how about give us Young Justice back instead and let it run till season 5 or 6 and then i'll be one happy bunny :D

#27 Posted by WarBlade539 (5128 posts) - - Show Bio

I hated Young Justice. A live-action would suck beyond imagination.
Why can't they make another Justice League?

#28 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4931 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh...interesting

#29 Edited by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I would like a Young Justice show. I would like this more than any other comic property on tv. Teen dramas are the best. It will be like an "after school" show every week with hot horny superpowered teenagers; uh... yes please. In th is show I would like to see:

Beastboy

Superboy

Raven

Cassie Sandsmark

Starfire

#30 Posted by JonSmith (4231 posts) - - Show Bio

I think DC needs to slow down some. How many shows is that now? They're oversaturating the comic book television landscape.

I don't see the plan dc has, but I sure do hope they have one.

Their plan is simplicity itself! Here, I'll show you the record from the meeting in which they decided all this.

"M'kay, I wrote down all the comic book properties we own on these darts here. We're going to throw them at the wall and whatever sticks is what we make."

"We have no idea what we're doing, do we."

"WE DO TOO! SHUT UP!"

Regardless, all this crap and STILL no Question show? REALLY?! It could be great! And it's on a TV series scale!

#33 Posted by cc1738 (371 posts) - - Show Bio

@darkazrael999: Because a cw justice league show would be so much better than Young Justice. It'll all be garbage.

#34 Posted by AllStarSuperman (28300 posts) - - Show Bio

Id rather have the cartoon, but ill watch this none the less

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#35 Posted by Vincie_Pooh (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm... I want Greg Wisemen on board with this. And if so... Do some justice for Tim Drake. But I don't know... rather have it come back on a cartoon level... at least bring it back to a DVD movie or so... I wanna see Bart Allen, Conner Kent and Tim Drake all team up...

#36 Posted by AskaniSon295 (453 posts) - - Show Bio

If they want real ratings make it a Hybrid Teen Titans/Young Justice Show.

#37 Posted by HexThis (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure it will be written by Pulitzer prize winners and with a thespian cast.

#38 Posted by Oscars94 (2981 posts) - - Show Bio

Just make season 3!

#39 Edited by Mr. Kamikaze (691 posts) - - Show Bio

CW shows can be good if they try hard enough. Sure, a little on the teen drama side, but whatever. Arrow turned out to be pretty awesome, and I do enjoy Vampire Diaries and its spin-off. Supernatural is apparently very good as well. Though, it could also go the opposite direction of Gossip Girl or 90210...which would be awful.

#40 Posted by Leviathan93 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_comebacks: seriously dude its just gonna be smallville mediocrity

#41 Posted by doombot890 (278 posts) - - Show Bio

no

#42 Edited by mark15 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

Aqualad would be badass

#43 Posted by PunyParker (14953 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic......now they need to decide where the F will they introduce Nightwing.

#44 Posted by SlamAdams (342 posts) - - Show Bio

@papinacho: Its possible Superboy is the lead of the show while not the leader of the team

#45 Posted by SupBatz (2061 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I love Young Justice to death (and that is QUITE A LOT), I really don't like the sound of this. Young Justice was great because of it's cast and creators. I feel like a direct attempt to emulate that (especially on the CW, which is not exactly the goldmine of quality teenage character portrayal) would not go over well at all...

It is nice to hear that people haven't forgotten Young Justice though.

#46 Posted by reaperOnyx (1356 posts) - - Show Bio

Superboy is one of my favorite superheroes so you could say I'm excited.

#47 Posted by SupBatz (2061 posts) - - Show Bio

Never saw the cartoon, don't plan too.

I would very highly recommend it. Even if you weren't a fan of other DC cartoons. It is quite distinct and has a really fresh and unique feel to it.

#48 Posted by kilowog52 (750 posts) - - Show Bio

@novi_homines: I don't think DC owns properties called IZombie or the Avenger. I know of I, Vampire. Is that what you're thinking of? And I believe the Gordon series is the Gotham series, in other words, there are not two separate things.

@z3ro180: @spidershamrock: With these posts I absolutely agree.

#49 Posted by Fallschirmjager (19979 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

@fallschirmjager said:

Never saw the cartoon, don't plan too.

I would very highly recommend it. Even if you weren't a fan of other DC cartoons. It is quite distinct and has a really fresh and unique feel to it.

I liked cartoons fine...when I was 10.

No interest in them anymore.

#50 Edited by fables87 (1401 posts) - - Show Bio

@novi_homines said:

I think DC needs to slow down some. How many shows is that now? They're oversaturating the comic book television landscape.

-Arrow

-Flash

-Gotham Central

-Constantine

-Hourman

-iZombie

- Lt. Gordon

- Young Justice

- The Avenger

I don't see the plan dc has, but I sure do hope they have one.

The only one on this list I actually want to see is iZombie because after reading that comic I thought it would always make a cool TV show. Especially those who want more zombies and less humans (like some other shows)

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