Why is Wondergirl not in the Young Justice series?

#1 Posted by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

She's supposed to be one of the first 3 females to join the team.

#2 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

legal issues I think

#3 Edited by saturnssailor (102 posts) - - Show Bio

It isn't cannon. The other two main females aren't in YJ, They've switched Robin and KF to their predecessors, etc. As BlackArmor said it could be legal issues though. She was meant to Cameo in Teen Titans, but legal issues is why she didn't. That was about a decade ago though.

#4 Posted by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@saturnssailor said:

It isn't cannon. The other two main females aren't in YJ, They've switched Robin and KF to their predecessors, etc. As BlackArmor said it could be legal issues though. She was meant to Cameo in Teen Titans, but legal issues is why she didn't. That was about a decade ago though.

I think the legal issues is just an excuse to exclude her from the show Artemis is basically Arrowette they basically want a diversity in terms of powers so they put Miss Martian. This also happened in teen titans we have Starfire instead of Donna.

#5 Posted by tiger26 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

the same reason she wasnt in the teen titans show legal issues they wanted her in but legal issue i forget why

#6 Posted by MasterofChaos (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Various reasons, possibly. Maybe they just didn't want to. Could've been legal, like why beta ray bill was in planet hulk instead of surfer. Maybe they want her in later?

#7 Posted by Afro_Warrior (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

@star notes:

It's not an excuse. Their were legal issue's preventing her from being in the show, just like in Teen Titans.The exact reason for the rights issues are unknown. But she had been prevented from appearing in Teen Titans, Smallville, Batman Beyond and other show shows becuase of these issues.

However none of that really matters anymore, since Greg Weissman has since stated that those legal issues have been resolved, and that she is free to appear in the show. Whether or not she will appear this season or next is another question. Although it's unlikely she will appear this season, since numerous episodes of YJ had already been completed by the time the rights issues were resolved.

#8 Posted by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@Afro_Warrior said:

@star notes:

It's not an excuse. Their were legal issue's preventing her from being in the show, just like in Teen Titans.The exact reason for the rights issues are unknown. But she had been prevented from appearing in Teen Titans, Smallville, Batman Beyond and other show shows becuase of these issues.

However none of that really matters anymore, since Greg Weissman has since stated that those legal issues have been resolved, and that she is free to appear in the show. Whether or not she will appear this season or next is another question. Although it's unlikely she will appear this season, since numerous episodes of YJ had already been completed by the time the rights issues were resolved.

I wonder what are those legal issues? Isn't she owned by DC why would they have problems with their own property.

#9 Posted by Afro_Warrior (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

@star notes:

Nobody can be quite sure, since nobody commenting on the issue works for DC and those who do probably aren't allowed to comment on legal precedings. But the general consensus appears to be that their was some obscure clause in her licensing agreement which prevented Wonder characters from appearing in any show where they were not the star character. They got away with it in Justice League by claiming she was the star in an ensemble.

To me that theory sounds likely since it explains the lack of cameo's for DC's third most famous character.

#10 Posted by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@Afro_Warrior: Then they should make Wondergirl appear. I always had the feeling that DC is holding back the Wonder family all of the sidekicks of the Justice League had appeared except for WW and she doesn't even have a speaking cameo in the YJ series while Zatarra had.

#11 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

Licensing issues...or so says wiki lol

#12 Posted by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

You would think they would try to promote Wonder Woman characters since they are obscure and they are in need of a reboot and depth big time.

#13 Posted by ChadwickDavis (445 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor:

Actially from what I've read online, the legal issues have been lifted recently and Wonder Girl is "implied" to be one of the new team members.

Beast boy was also "implied" and Zatanna (teenage version) showed up in I believe episode 15 with a passive hint that she would be joining as well.

#14 Edited by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hazlenaut said:

You would think they would try to promote Wonder Woman characters since they are obscure and they are in need of a reboot and depth big time.

Miss Martian and Artemis are obscure too they only become popular due to the show.

#15 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio

Not another Wonder Girl topic. People need to get over Wonder Girl because all the people who are begging for her to be on the show will complain if she's not what they wish for.

#16 Posted by cattlebattle (12790 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jnr6Lil said:

Not another Wonder Girl topic. People need to get over Wonder Girl because all the people who are begging for her to be on the show will complain if she's not what they wish for.

I agree, I suppose when they do use Wonder Girl (I think they are going to) I hope its Cass, I feel like to many characters have black hair and blue eyes(Superboy, Robin,Zatanna)...Its like an emo convention or something
#17 Posted by Aero_gt (840 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh well the show is by far the best in Dc cartoons featuring teens as the main protagonist.(Justice League/unlimited are still the best due to the length of shows, quality of known heroes/villians and quantity of non popular characters that got a chance to get in on the fun.) From what Zatanna brings to the team I'd rather have her than a boring wonder woman gimmick char.

#18 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

@star notes:

She might be in Season Two but as for season one, she will not be in it due to legal reasons. They already have all the episodes for Season One completed and all the scripts were completed when the character was unavailable. However soon after the show went on the air, she was able to be used but they already wrote all the scripts so they ended up not being able to user her. As for whether or not she will ever be on the show; that has yet to be announced.

#19 Edited by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle: Well black hair and blue eyes is pretty much the most popular hair/eye color combination in comics. :P Which is strange because black hair isn't a very common hair color among white people in real life.

I also hope it's Cassie that will show up. Especially since there seems to be some Jean Grey-ish plot going on. Miss Martian might not live to see season 2.

#20 Posted by cattlebattle (12790 posts) - - Show Bio
@YoggSaron said:

@cattlebattle: Well black hair and blue eyes is pretty much the most popular hair/eye color combination in comics. :P Which is strange because black hair isn't a very common hair color among white people in real life.

I also hope it's Cassie that will show up. Especially since there seems to be some Jean Grey-ish plot going on. Miss Martian might not live to see season 2.

Yea, LOL, I guess it is pretty common in comics, more so in DC I think than Marvel.....Hell, the whole Bat family (males primarily) look like their related...even my avatar :)
 
The Jean Grey comparison has been made after the recent episode.....I think its cool, funny, thing, from what I understand they originally wanted to use Wonder Girl, they couldn't, so I think Miss M was her substitute...I am starting to believe, like you, there maybe a Phoenix Saga like storyline ending with her death.
#21 Edited by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

@star notes: true, they also have allot to work with using Miss Martian and Artemis.

#22 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9073 posts) - - Show Bio

I heard she might join the team later on in the series.

#23 Posted by PowerHerc (84035 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know, but she should be.

#24 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly can't see Cassie fitting into this incarnation of Young Justice. She was a great addition in the comics, but without Arrowette (the real one) to be her bestie and foil, she'd stick out painfully. Her character from the comics has kind of been folded into Miss Martian (though Megan is far more ditzy). At this point I'd prefer Zatanna to join the team full time. 
 
Cass was innocent and charming in that way. She was the heart of the team in the comics and I just don't see her needed in the show. Her position has been filled and other than some fan service, she wouldn't really improve on anything that's already there. Love her to bits, but she's not necessary. 

#25 Posted by star notes (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@LightBright said:

I honestly can't see Cassie fitting into this incarnation of Young Justice. She was a great addition in the comics, but without Arrowette (the real one) to be her bestie and foil, she'd stick out painfully. Her character from the comics has kind of been folded into Miss Martian (though Megan is far more ditzy). At this point I'd prefer Zatanna to join the team full time. Cass was innocent and charming in that way. She was the heart of the team in the comics and I just don't see her needed in the show. Her position has been filled and other than some fan service, she wouldn't really improve on anything that's already there. Love her to bits, but she's not necessary.

They should add cass how will any of WW sidekicks be popular if none of them appear in other media.

#26 Posted by XLR87T3 (2807 posts) - - Show Bio

@LightBright: I agree, though I would rather replace Captain Marvel with Captain Marvel Jr., and fix Superboy's abusive tendacies. :D

#27 Posted by LightBright (4297 posts) - - Show Bio
@star notes: I'm not sure how that relates to my point. I don't doubt adding Cass would make her popular, I just don't see where she fits into the show at the moment. The dynamic of the team in the comics worked, and so does that of the team in the show. They're just built differently. 
 
@XLR87T3: I love Billy so much, though! He's adorable. xP
#28 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio

@LightBright said:

I honestly can't see Cassie fitting into this incarnation of Young Justice. She was a great addition in the comics, but without Arrowette (the real one) to be her bestie and foil, she'd stick out painfully. Her character from the comics has kind of been folded into Miss Martian (though Megan is far more ditzy). At this point I'd prefer Zatanna to join the team full time. Cass was innocent and charming in that way. She was the heart of the team in the comics and I just don't see her needed in the show. Her position has been filled and other than some fan service, she wouldn't really improve on anything that's already there. Love her to bits, but she's not necessary.
#29 Posted by Evil_Dog (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Wondergirl should appear in other episodes helping the team in their missions but not as a full member.

#30 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio

@Afro_Warrior said:

@star notes:

It's not an excuse. Their were legal issue's preventing her from being in the show, just like in Teen Titans.The exact reason for the rights issues are unknown. But she had been prevented from appearing in Teen Titans, Smallville, Batman Beyond and other show shows becuase of these issues.

However none of that really matters anymore, since Greg Weissman has since stated that those legal issues have been resolved, and that she is free to appear in the show. Whether or not she will appear this season or next is another question. Although it's unlikely she will appear this season, since numerous episodes of YJ had already been completed by the time the rights issues were resolved.

#31 Posted by feargalr (1163 posts) - - Show Bio

More then likely legal issues.... on one hand Im like there should be a young version of batman, superman, flash, wonder woman and green lantern (but thats not going to happen) on a young justice team but on the flip side with wonder girl and superboy they'd be a pretty powerful team...

I wanna see more of the grown up justice league in this universe and what they're up to... hopefully if the show is successful this could be the beginning of a whole new DCAU :)

#32 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Kyle Rayner could be a kid GL

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