Alongside the trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, Aquaman is one of the superstars of DC Comics, yet he never gets any love. With his inclusion in the Batman V Superman movie, that may change. At long last, the King of Atlantis will get his comeuppance in animated form in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the forthcoming DC animated movie.
DC animation fans already know the studio-publisher is developing an upcoming feature film focusing on Aquaman, set in the same animated New 52-verse of 2014’s Justice League: War, and now Newsarama has learned some new details.
As the credits scene of last year’s Justice League: War showed, Orm (aka the Ocean Master aka Aquaman’s brother) emerged from the ocean after the invading forces of Apokolips’ devastated Earth, carrying a dead older man. Orm/Ocean Master than says “The Surface Dwellers have killed our king. This is an act of war. And they will pay.”
Warner Bros. was tight-lipped at the War premiere as to what exactly the new film would be, other than to say it would have “Aquaman” in the title, and while it still currently doesn’t have a title we can confirm, Newsarama has learned the film will likey be something of a New 52 origin story for Aquaman, meaning sources tell us at the start of the film he won’t know much, if anything, about his connection to Atlantis, his place in their royal family, and his destiny to be their king.
Animation fans may also be pleased to know we hear the voice of Orm will be veteran villain voice actor Sam Witwer.
Expect more details about this Aquaman-centric feature closer to the release of DC’s next animated feature, August’s Batman: Assault on Arkham (translation: during or right before the San Diego Comic-Con.)