Zack Snyder: Aquaman Is in Dawn of Justice Because He Can Beat Superman in a Fight
Usually, when asked who would win in a fight, Superman or... anyone else, the answer would automatically be Superman. It's what makes the character both classic and completely lacking in dramatic tension. But today, Zack Snyder defended Aquaman's inclusion in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by claiming that he can hold his own in a fight with the invulnerable and slightly uninteresting Superman.
Ever Jason Momoa's casting as Aquaman in Dawn of Justice, and therefore Aquaman's inclusion in the film, was all but confirmed, fans have been loudly skeptical about his formidability in the face of big names like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. And compared to Superman, especially, his powers from the comics do seem somewhat tame. He can control aquatic creatures, manipulate water with his cybernetic hand, and breathe underwater for as long as he wants. He also has super strength and senses as a result of his adaptation to the pressure of aquatic environments, but it's difficult to imagine that he could be as strong as Superman.
But Zack Snyder begs to differ. Today, when a local Detroit CBS radio station began to reiterate these concerns, Batman v Superman's director, Zack Snyder, called in to respond. He asserted that Aquaman could "cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact … he's super strong … It's not to say that he's in the movie or anything like that but … he has the potential to be bad ass." Maybe they'll equip Aquaman with scales made of Kryptonite?