Friday, February 20, 2015

Jason Momoa's Aquaman revealed

Holy badass Aquaman, Batman!

Ladies and gentlemen, fangirls and fanboys: Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

Zack Snyder, director of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," gave us the Big Reveal today of the "Game of Thrones" mountain man as DC Comics' King of the Sea via his Twitter account.

Aquaman has been the butt of countless jokes for many years. Aside from a few diehard fans, most everyone considers him to be a lame superhero with equally pitiful powers. (Personally, I think having a telepathic link to creatures that inhabit water, which accounts for about 70 percent of Earth, is pretty darn cool. But given that Arthur Curry wears an orange tunic and green pants, I understand.)

All of that mindset could change with this imposing image of Momoa; the cinematic Aquaman looks like nothing less than a badass.

Armed with a mean looking trident and wearing some fish-scaled armor, Momoa's tattooed Aquaman pays homage to Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. The armor resembles Greek and Roman gladiators.

And of course, if this imposing Aquaman decides to rock some orange and green, who would have the balls to say anything? My girlfriend, Liz Truxell, says we should just let this dude wear what he wants. ...

"There is only one true King," Snyder wrote in his Twitter caption.

There's no doubt about that.

Momoa's version of Aquaman is one tough looking dude. As I wrote in my op-ed about Warner Bros.' late of upcoming movies, Momoa certainly can "bring the right type of graviatas and menace to the take-no-s*** character."

This image, based on the reveal of Jason Momoa
as Aquaman (bottom left), quickly started making
the rounds on Facebook soon after the Big Reveal.
And keep in mind what else I said in October when Momoa's casting was announced: "And being 6-foot, 4-inches tall, he is one mountain of a man. If the guy who played the newest cinematic version of Conan the Barbarian can't have movie audiences take Aquaman seriously, then who can?"

Notice the phrase "Unite the Seven" on the image of Momoa's Aquaman, a none-too-obvious reference to the Justice League taking shape in "Dawn of Justice."

With Momoa as Aquaman, the remaining Justice Leaguers would be: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Green Lantern and The Flash.

Keep in mind, Aquaman "has never officially been listed as a cast member in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,' but industry insiders seem certain Momoa will at least have a cameo role in the movie," according to this E! story.

Aquaman likely first will appear in "Dawn of Justice" (coming out March 25, 2016). Momoa will reprise his role in "Justice League Part One" on Nov. 17, 2017 and then star in a standalone "Aquaman" film, scheduled to be released July 27, 2018. Momoa's Aquaman will return for "Justice League Part Two" on June 14, 2019.

"Unite the Seven" indeed! Now -- discuss.

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