Maggie Q as Wonder Woman on Young Justice
Great Hera, this is some awesome casting news. Nikita star Maggie Q has lassoed the role of Wonder Woman in the Cartoon Network series Young Justice.
DC Nation's S.B.F.F.
Saturday mornings are super again. Harkening back to the glory days of the 1970s and '80s when kids got their weekends going with Super Friends and Schoolhouse Rock, Cartoon Network is launching DC Nation, a programming block that showcases the heroes of the DC Comics library.
Here comes the Injustice League! In tonight's episode of Cartoon Network's Young Justice, a secret society of super villains emerges — and there's some cool voice casting on the roster. Star Trek: The Next Generation's Brent Spiner (who appeared on last night's Big Bang Theory) stars as the Joker, while Charmed vet Alyssa Milano plays Poison Ivy.
Cartoon Network is back in action tonight — literally. After a lengthy delay, the channel's Friday-night action shows are finally returning with original episodes. Leading off the night is Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which begins its final run of new installments, starting with "Scorn of the Star Staphire!" (originally slated to air in May), guest-starring Green Lantern and Wonder Woman (in an awesome opening segment).
Young Justice's Miss Martian
The Martians are coming to Comic-Con! Well, at least one Martian is coming. Danica McKellar, who voices fledgling superhero Miss Martian on the Cartoon Network series Young Justice, will be appearing at the show's panel at the annual San Diego pop-culture fest. Young Justice, which returns with new episodes this fall, features a team of teenage caped crusaders from the DC Comics universe. (The show's first DVD volume goes on sale next week.)
"If you're a DC Comics fan this is the best news of all time," says Geoff Johns, chief creative officer for DC Entertainment, with only a slight hint of hyperbole. Johns was on hand at Cartoon Network's upfront presentation in New York City on Wednesday morning to talk about "DC Nation," a programming initiative that will showcase DC's expansive library of characters. Set to debut in 2012, DC Nation will include shows like Green Lantern: The Animated Series, a CGI show coming this fall (springboarding off this summer's Ryan Reynolds film) and Young Justice: Invasion, a 10-episode miniseries spinning out of the original Young Justice...