The third season of ‘Young Justice’ is ready to drop on DC Universe and is planning to bring us a lot of action! Based on the ‘Batman and the Outsiders’ comic that was released in the ’80s, a new image from Season 3 has Kaldur’ahm suited up as Aquaman. Voiced by Khary Payton, Kaldur’ahm was originally introduced as a new character on the series called Aqualad and quickly rose to be a fan-favorite. Now, as the series returns for the third season, we’ll see him taking on the role of Aquaman!
You can check out the new Aquaman right here:
According to producer Greg Wiesman:
“We established back in Season 1 that King Orin was training Kaldur to take his place as Aquaman. Aquaman was also King of Atlantis, which to most people would be a full-time job, and yet he also had to be in the Justice League as Aquaman, which was a lot on his plate. His game plan was to train Kaldur’ahm to be the new Aquaman so he could go back to being King of Atlantis, which was plenty. What you’ll see in this season is that after everything that’s happened in season 1 and season 2, and the leadership qualities that Kaldur has shown, Orin looks at Kaldur and says, ‘You’re ready.’ It’s a pretty momentous year for him.”
With Jason Momoa having made Aquaman appear like a great character to the masses, even with the new film getting mixed reviews, Wiesman knew it was the perfect time to give Aqualad an update:
“Now that there’s an Aquaman movie out, everyone gets how that’s a cool viable character. Ten years ago, when we were developing this show, people were like, ‘Really, you want to include Aqualad?’ We thought we could create someone that could kick ass, and I think we’ve proved that.”
It’ll be interesting to see how the third season plays out now that Robin has graduated to being Nightwing and Aqualad now Aquaman. Having to deal with the loss of Wally West at the end of the second season will mean that there is, even more, growing up for these young heroes to do.
What do you think of our first look at the new Aquaman from ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’? Do you think that he’ll be able to help save the world or will he have other issues crop up from taking on this new name? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
As advertised in the trailer, ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ is slated to be released on Friday, January 4, 2019. Like ‘Titans,’ episodes will be released one-per-week.
Source: Entertainment Weekly