Cartoon Network continues to play seesaw with JLU. First, the new episodes were slated to premiere in January. Then they were pushed back to late spring/early summer. Now, it looks like new episodes will officially begin February 11th.
Titled "Superman: Brainiac Attacks", this will take place within the Timm-verse. And while the title leaves a lot to be desired (Is "Brainiac Attacks" really the best they could do?), this will feature the return of TIM DALY~! as the voice of Superman! Nothing against George Newbern, but Daly brought Superman alive and his return is something I've personally been clamoring for. Nice to get it, even if it's for a one-shot.
Now is that a commentary on longevity or a knock on Titans?
Because the showdown with the Brotherhood was God awesome. Kid Flash, Jericho, Beast Boy stepping up and being the man when no one else could... Good stuff.
Not to mention "Try and find me now *BLAM*" was one of the few moments where I wanted to shout "YEAH!" at a fictional character. The only time where it's been a fictional character I used to hate with a passion.
Hell I'll just plagiarize myself from another board Show ain't over yet. No official word, and WB says to expect three big announcements in February.
There's also wildcats out there like a rumored Supergirl/Legion show, a GL/Flash show, or one with the Doom Patrol. Then again we got our hopes up for Lobo so the long shots aren't THAT likely.
As for the episode itself, the ambiguity was a striking change for a Kids Show. And all the loose ends tell me this ain't the end. Exhibit A) Polymorph on the loose B) Who THE $$$$ is RED X ANYWAY? C) Introducing Jericho was pointing us towards a new arch D) They've run an entire season with little of the main cast. If they're ending this show, they've established other franchises to spin off. If they don't end the show, they can run another year with a 1/3 of the eps with Titans East. More characters= More Toys= Mo' Money. And another year with strong backup characters lays the foundations for spinoffs even stronger.
Not to mention it's still on Miguzi, and if friggin Lyoko can stay afloat a show that's had the run TT has had this year DEFINITELY can.
Just to be safe though, you rich kids better buy the boxed sets.
I'm pretty psyched to see this movie. I've always loved the book, and the original film with Gene Wilder, but when it comes to adaptations from books, no film version is ever perfect, so I'm willing to give this new one a chance.