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CCI: Shazam! Rob Lowe To Voice Captain Marvel In Young Justice

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Brothers & Sisters star Rob Lowe will provide the voice of Captain Marvel in Cartoon Network’s upcoming animated series Young Justice, TV Guide reports.

Announced in April, is based on the DC Comics series by Peter David and Todd Nauck. Although we knew from the initial teaser image that the cast will include Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Artemis and Aqualad, this is the first time Captain Marvel has been mentioned.

Producer Greg Weisman tells TV Guide that Captain Marvel, whose alter ego is the 10-year-old Billy Batson, will be a recurring character, which means multiple episodes for Lowe. There’s no word yet on who will voice Billy.

“This is a show about the lives of the young heroes and their need to prove themselves to their mentors, their families, to each other and most of all to themselves,” Weisman says.

Warner Bros. Animation will offer a preview of Young Justice on Friday during its Batman: The Brave and the Bold panel at Comic-Con International.


  • Squashua

    Here's hoping it's not tied at all to Brave and the Bold. Keep 2 separate properties like with JLU and Teen Titans.

  • Matt

    I think that's what turned a lot of people off about Teen Titans. They always alluded there was more going on, but didn't really give anything to sink your teeth into. Don't get me wrong, I liked the world Teen Titans crafted, but I think I would have been ok if it was somehow linked to Bruce Timm's world…kinda like Static.

  • MrMGU

    They sorta kinda linked Teen Titans to the Timm-verse. The few appearances of Kid Flash were voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, the voice of Wally West Flash in JL/JLU, implying that Titans was in the same universe, but set in the past. When Speedy appeared in an episode of JLU, he had the same look and voice of the younger version that appeared in Titans. “Titans” never spefcified which Robin was behind the mask, but it was clearly a young Dick Grayson (origin flashback, Nightwing in flashforward), younger than he appeared in even the earliest eps of “Batman: The Animated Series”.

    Slightly confusing that issue was the episode of “Static Shock”, guest-starring Batman in the Tim Drake era, where Static asked Batman where Robin was and he said “with the Titans.” However, its safe to assume it was a new iteration of the team, just as in the comics.

    More than likely though, the various show producers were just throwing all of those things in as Easter eggs to the fans.

    Cuz if we can't have continuity, we can at least have acknowledgement of it.

  • bongoes

    Yeah, I always assumed Teen Titans took place before BTAS.

  • ShazamMan

    Well, we'll see. Junior would fit here better, I think, or Mary. Captain Marvel doesn't have to prove himself to anyone!

  • heroinepower

    I think the Robin on Teen Titans was Dick Grayson. The episode with Larry, he reveals Robin's identity by spelling in backwards “nosyarg kcid”

  • urbaneturtle

    More Captain Marvel is always a great, great thing.