What we can expect in Young Justice Phantoms

With Young Justice: Phantoms approaching on the horizon, it’s time we did a bit of reflecting on what we know so far about this season. Granted, it isn’t much, but we do have a few tidbits of information to go on, largely in thanks to the Young Justice audioplay: “The Prize”. 

The events of the audioplay centered around the attempted recruitment of Clayface to Amanda Waller’s suicide squad after the big ol’ hunk of clay went straight and started working for Bowhunter Security. An entertaining romp, it ended in the hilarious climax where several members of the original team suited up in Bowhunter uniforms to battle Waller’s Task Force X and rescue their new ally. (Side note: if this isn’t proof that a Bowhunter Security spinoff could work, I don’t know what is.) Clayface was then offered a spot on the Justice League but turned it down in lieu of continuing to work at Bowhunter (can’t blame him!). However, the heroes did collect a new member in the form of Arsenal, who accepted Artemis’ offer to rejoin the team quite readily. 

Although the audioplay left us with more questions than answers, it still provided some key clues as to what may be happening in Young Justice: Phantoms. For starters, we know that Artemis is leading the Team and likely has been for some time, Clayface is now a good guy and working with Bowhunter Security, and Miss Martian, Superboy, Beast Boy and Martian Manhunter are going on some sort of journey with Bioship. All of these things point to there definitely being another timeskip. As far as how big that timeskip is, we have some thoughts.

In an interview with Whelmed: The Young Justice Podcast in February, Greg Weisman noted that “One of the joys of Young Justice is time is passing, and you know, Artemis was 15 in season one and as we go into Season 4, she’s 25, and that’s a big difference.” If we do a little math here, we know that Artemis was around 22 years old in Season 3 since it had been seven years since the start of the series by that point. Using this line of thinking, in addition with the audio play taking place shortly before the start of Season 4, it wouldn’t be outrageous to assume that the timeskip will be a minimum of one year, and no more than three. 

Of course, this is Young Justice. We wouldn’t be surprised in the least if the show opened thousands of years into the future, if only to tease us. 

While this information isn’t exactly groundbreaking, it still is something small to go on until we get to the big news. Production on Season 4 is moving along steadily, and we have high hopes for an official release date and a trailer at DC Fandome in October. Either way, we’re waiting on the edge of our seats to find out more! 

How long do you think the time jump will be? Got any insane theories as to what will happen in Season 4? We’d love to know! Drop a comment below or tag us on Twitter at @tvyoungjustice!

Author: KC KramerEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
About the Author

You have no rights to post comments