Great episode. Dead freaking Man. How cool is that? I was surprised at the episode having 2 deaths.
AFAIK, this is the last season. I haven’t seen anything about another season. It isn’t that it is canceled but more along the lines of the end of its run. Too bad, but I can’t wait to see what comes next.
It seems like with all the energy blasts, giant space-mounted laser cannons, fire, ice, plasma, light, Green Lantern rings, and other projectiles and beams these heroes and villains are armed with, the only weapon that’s worth a damn in a fight is that little gun Lex Luthor always wears on his chest holster, considering it did all the real damage.
That much has been confirmed. There’s still some uncertainty as to whether Legion of Super-Heroes will more resemble TT or JLU in style, who the creative team will be, and what modern day hero will travel to the 31st century and join the legion (although a JLU episode and even the comics will soon be giving a likely answer for that one, there’s no gurnatee that it’ll stick for the next series).
They have to call him Devil Ray because presumably, the character Black Manta is on the short list of characters that the producers of the Aquaman live-action series (only in preproduction) may use. That’s why we won’t see Aquaman again on JLU (he’s off-limits now, a la Blue Beetle), and that’s most likely why Devil Ray was killed off.
Grodd’s plan was hillarious, and combined two separate plotlines from the comic books.
Spoilers for this JLU, Villains United, and some 5 or 6 year old JLA Annuals:
Alexander Luthor uses the exact same cover plan that Grodd does - brainwashing the heroes - to hide his real plan - in his case, attempting to recreate the multiverse.
In the JLA annuals (I can’t remember what year, or find my copies…but it was some time ago…)
There was a storyline called JLApe - where Grodd did exactly what he did here - he turned every man, woman and child on Earth into a gorilla. Although he didn’t have human help, and he used local transmission instead of central.
It has nothing to do with that at all. It’s all about contracts, and which producers are allowed to work with which characters. Don’t give us (the viewers) that much credit for being important – it has nothing to do with us and everything to do with which characters are being farmed out to who, for what other media projects.