June 17, 2014 | 10:18 a.m.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your Aquaman. Jason Momoa is set to suit up as the Atlantean king in Warner Bros.’ superhero movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” according to multiple reports. HitFix was first with the news. No official announcement has been made; so far the studio and Momoa’s reps have been mum. Momoa, a swarthy hunk who played the Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the title role in 2011’s “Conan the Barbarian,” has been rumored to be circling “Batman v. Superman” for months but has largely disavowed any involvement. In January, he told MTV News, “I get it all the time. It’s just a rumor. I swear.” He added, “Man to man. You can punch me in the face [if I’m lying].” The 34-year-old actor would bring a different look to Aquaman, who in the comics is a blond […]
May 02, 2014 | 12:24 p.m.
Warner Bros. confirmed earlier this week that “Man of Steel” filmmaker Zack Snyder will, in fact, unite the heroes of the Justice League for a feature film after his follow-up to the 2013 Superman movie arrives in theaters in 2016. The question is, which heroes will be featured in the cast? The collection of the World’s Greatest Superheros, originally known as the Justice Society of America, made their 1940 debut in “All Star Comics” No. 3. In 1960, the group was revived under the League moniker and received its own title, featuring the classic seven-member incarnation of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter. PHOTOS: Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” cast Since then, the group has had more than 100 members, including one-shot inclusions and heroes with multiple alter egos. When it comes to Snyder’s […]
Oct. 20, 2011 | 10:36 a.m.
Aquaman should be riding a big wave this year — this is the 70th anniversary of the deep-sea character and his own title was relaunched in September with superstar writer Geoff Johns at the helm — but I have a sinking feeling that we’re watching the King of the Seven Seas truly become the punch line persona of the DC Universe. We have an exclusive preview of the second issue above (and you can find larger versions of the images below) and, just like the first issue, every page drips with humor and all of it is aimed at Aquaman and his considerable character heritage, be it the orange shirt, the power to talk to fish or the second-string super-hero status. Clearly, Aquaman has been defeated by his greatest foe: “Entourage.” In comics through the decades, the personality of Aquaman has veered widely; for years […]
Sept. 25, 2011 | 2:37 p.m.
Aquaman may be the King of the Seven Seas, but he’s often been one of the most underappreciated heroes in the Justice League, and even in the DC Universe. Someone appreciates him, though, and in fact, is throwing him a 70th birthday party Sunday. The Shrine Auditorium is the host of the shindig, thrown fittingly by the Aquaman Shrine — a site dedicated to all things Aquaman. Attendees are said to include Dan Abnett, Tony Bedard, Kurt Busiek, Nick Cardy, J.M. DeMatteis, Ramona Fradon, Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Paul Levitz and Joe Prado. The marine telepathic hero will receive his relaunch — part of the New 52 initiative — on Wednesday. Sunday is not Arthur’s actual birthday, which according to the DC Comics calendar, is Jan. 29. This is the day that his first appearance hit stands, in “More Fun […]