Though fans have to wait until 2019 for Young Justice: Outsiders to make its debut on the DC Universe subscription streaming service, the first official trailer for the fan-favorite series debuted Friday at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and judging by the response on social media, it didn't leave to many people disappointed, if anyone at all.
The beginning portion of the trailer catches fans up with the events of the first two seasons, including Kid Flash's heroic sacrifice, The Reach's plan to control the Earth population and the new villainous union between Vandal Savage and Darkseid. However, the real fun begins at the three-minute mark with all-new footage.
Now, we take a look at how all the crucial moments, reveals and introductions from the meta-human trafficking plot will factor into the highly-anticipated season.
No Teen Titans, But We Have A Terra
Fans of the DC Universe should be familiar with the teenage group of sidekicks known as the Teen Titans, but in the world of Young Justice, that team never existed. Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash would come together for the first time in the first season of Young Justice, quickly joined by Superboy after discovering him in a Cadmus lab.
Though Teen Titans history is missing from Young Justice: Outsiders, it hasn't stopped characters that played an important role in the team's comic book history from appearing on the show, with the latest example being the controversial Terra.
Terra (now known as Tara on the animated series) and her brother Prince Brion Markov factor into the opening moments of the trailer when a newscast takes us to Markovia, where Tara has been missing for the last two years. Of course, "missing" more than likely means "kidnapped," as an outbreak of metahuman trafficking has made its way to the shores of the fictional European country.
Young Justice Black Ops Team
At last year's Comic-Con International, the first character designs for Young Justice: Outsiders were released, and along with introducing new characters like Spoiler, Arrowette and Thirteen, original cast members Nightwing, Superboy and Artemis ditched their flashier costumes for black ops attire. At the time we weren't sure why the original lineup decided to go to the dark side, but the trailer offers additional information.
According to Nightwing, he's bringing the band back together to go deep undercover in Markovia to halt the metahuman trade syndicate. If they were to show up wearing their bright superhero costumes it would break their cover, which is where the black ops attire comes into play.
There is, however, one line from Nightwing that raises a few questions. "When its all over, we go our separate ways," Nightwing said. "No muss. No fuss." What's happened between the time of Season 2 ending and Season 3 beginning that's driven the team apart? Also, why are they working with Black Lightning, and where's Aqualad?