First Look At Jason Momoa As WB/DC’s Aquaman

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First Look At Jason Momoa As WB/DC's Aquaman

by Chris Hewit |
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This morning, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice director Zack Snyder fired up his Twitter for the first time in over two months, and introduced the world to the latest DC hero to hit the big screen. Kneel before cod and say hello to Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

There is only one true King. [#unitetheseven]( []( > > — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) [February 20, 2015](

“There is only one true King,” tweets Snyder, along with a shot of the watery warrior that has, as you might expect, split the internet right down the middle. There are those who love that Snyder has, as seemed obvious the minute the hulking Momoa was cast, departed drastically from the ‘classic’ Aquaman look (golden chain-mail armour, green tights, a shock of blond hair), and who recognise that that look simply wouldn’t fit into the darker, quote-unquote realistic DC universe Snyder is crafting.

Then there are those who are being less generous, making unfavourable comparisons between the long-haired, tattooed Aquaman and the likes of Rob Zombie and John Travolta from Battlefield Earth.

And, of course, there’s one more, possibly even angrier, faction: people who are furious that Entourage’s Vinnie Chase is out of the picture. The proof of the pudding, of course, will come when we see Aquaman in action – and we won’t have to wait too much longer, as he’ll crop up in next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and then the first Justice League movie in 2017, before his own solo adventure in 2018.

And if you don’t know your Aquaman from being hit in the face with a mackerel, a quick recap: he’s the King of Atlantis, blessed with impressive superpowers thanks to his Atlantean DNA. These include super-strength, telepathy which allows him to speak any language, and the ability to control and command all marine life. He’s Rick Stein with abs, basically.

How he’ll fit into **Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice **has yet to be revealed, but we imagine the King of Atlantis might just want to remind the land-based likes of Batman and Superman of their plaice in the grand scheme of things. And perhaps that tagline - "Unite The Seven" - could refer to the members of the nascent Justice League. Or the number of seas that Aquaman has dominion over.

So, what do you think of Aquaman? Do you think eel be great in the expanding DC Cinematic Universe? Or is this a load of carp?

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