New Aquaman Photo and Standalone Movie Details Hit the Web

Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 8:43AM
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Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 8:43AM
New Aquaman Photo and Standalone Movie Details Hit the Web
Though Jason Momoa has had a grand total of about 5 seconds of screen time so far in the DCEU, his brand new take on the King of Atlantis is one of the most anticipated superhero adaptations of the next few years. Fans were given an additional glimpse into his take on the character in the special Justice League footage from San Diego Comic Con in July, and the group photo of the team that was shared at the same time was the first time he was shown in his full Atlantean armor. Now, fans can get an even closer view of Aquaman's new look from this new set photo shared by Justice League director Zack Snyder.

Momoa certainly looks just as cool as you'd expect, and if the armor wasn't enough, he's rocking a Gibson hollow body electric guitar. It's extremely doubtful that beautiful axe actually has any part in the film but it does show that Momoa has taste.

Justice League is currently filming in London at the moment, and from the special footage that was released at SDC, it seems that Aquaman is going to be playing a central role in the film. In fact, if what's been shown is any indication, it's likely that a large portion of the film will be dedicated to the rest of the Justice League trying to convince Aquaman to join them in their fight against the ongoing threat of Darkseid.

Some exciting news about Aquaman's standalone film also broke this week as well, as the villain was reported to be Black Manta by The Wrap (WB declined to comment, however). Black Manta is to Aquaman as the Joker is to Batman and Lex Luthor is to Superman, so it only makes sense that DC bring out the King of Atlantis' most notable enemy for Aquaman's first big screen adaptation.

In the most recent iteration of his Black Manta's origins, Aquaman killed Black Manta's father in his quest to obtain vengeance for his own father's death, and so the cycle of violence continues with Black Manta making it his life's mission to track down and kill Arthur Curry. This certainly adds a sort of Shakespearean, tragic element to their story, so it'll be exciting to see if the film takes that route and emphasizes that particular side of things.

Though Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad were ravaged by critics, they have both made a killing at the box office, so it looks like DC's cinematic universe will continue onward until the cash flow stops, if it ever does. Hopefully Justice League fares better critically, however, and Aquaman's first big screen debut proves to be a memorable one.

Justice League is due out on November 17th, 2017. Aquaman hits theaters July 27, 2018.
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