Meet Aquaman

Late last night, Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder debuted the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman from the upcoming Dawn of Justice film.

(read all about Aquaman here)


The movie will further develop DC Entertainment’s plan toward a Justice League movie (which is likely the meaning behind the ‘unite the seven’ message, referring to the seven key members of the Justice League of America; Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter).

The Justice League of America gather for the first time (as drawn by Alex Ross)

The Justice League of America gather for the first time (as drawn by Alex Ross)

DC has a long way to compete with Marvel’s Avengers and seems to be trying to make up the difference in big leaps rather than small measured steps. Dawn of Justice will see a new Batman played by Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg (instead of Martian Manhunter), and possibly Ezra Miller as the Flash. For anyone who remembers being annoyed or frustrated by the kitchen sink of characters in Amazing Spider-Man 2 or Spider-Man 3, imagine amping that up to 11 and you get the idea.

Production woes and an overstuffed cast of heroes could make Dawn of Justice a massive flop. But it could also overcome those handicaps and be the major hit that DC/Warner has been looking for. In any case… doesn’t Jason Momoa look awesome?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will premiere on the 25th of March, 2016

One thought on “Meet Aquaman

  1. Marvel used a combination of already established in their own movie characters + lightning in a bottle. Traditionally the death knell of comic movies has been as they amp up the number of characters in each movie sequel… I do have concerns about DC trying to jump into this with basically everyone except Superman being seen for the first time in this movie. Not saying they can’t pull it off… but I’m concerned AND if they fail… it will be a spectacular failure when combined with Marvel success.

    Aquaman looks pretty awesome though… so that’s a positive going forward!


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