Young Justice has become one of the hottest animated shows on the air since the end of Justice League: Unlimited. Now, the people at WB are contemplating including Dwayne McDuffie’s character Static (from the series Static Shock) into the story. Quotes from an interview of Phil Bourassa hint to the possibility.
Phil Bourassa: I got into animation a little bit by accident, I guess. Originally I had wanted to be a comic book artist. I published an independent book about ten years ago with a grant from the Xeric Foundation, hoping I could use it to get work in the industry. As fate would have it, one of the people who bought my comic happened to be a producer for WB at the time. She gave my book to Denys Cowan, (co-creator of Static and the rest of the Milestone characters) who was just getting ready to start developing the third season of Static Shock. I guess he liked my work well enough to take a chance on a newcomer. At that point, they were looking to get a fresh take on some of the characters and were probably hoping I would be able to bring a new perspective. I think they figured out pretty quickly how inexperienced I was, but still let me stick around long enough carve out a little spot for myself on the crew.
WF: As we wrap up this Q & A, care to give us an idea of what we can expect in upcoming episodes of Young Justice, perhaps any particular designs or new characters you’d like to point out?
PB: I’m not sure what episode will have aired by the time you guys run this interview, needless to say, season one is gonna end with a bang! As far as characters to look out for in the second season, let’s just say there is one we will introduce that brings my animation career full circle.
Static may end up being the perfect new character for this Young Justice cartoon. It does beg to question the future of Aqualad and what other members will be introduced.
[Source: The Beat]