You will give the people on earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
A blonde beach-boy type who communes with nature and adorns himself with golden fineries (befitting his royal status) doesn’t really fit in with the powerful square-jawed archetypes presented by Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the like. So, when you’re playing Super Friends with other kids your age, and the only character you can relate to is the one most likely to get you called a seahorse-riding fag, you quietly resign yourself to pretending to like Green Lantern or whatever.
The ocean is briny and turbulent. Terrifying, really. Always handsome and neatly coiffed, Arthur Curry seemed like someone better suited to staying on the beach. His original costume design limited his appeal, too. Sure, its golden scales are beautiful and iconic, but the look seems short-changed without a personal brand emblazoned across the chest – a feature sported by most of his peers.
The very nature of Aquaman’s whimsical abilities make him a tough sell. His powers are mostly empathic, and aren’t observable until you see him riding in on an octopus. No laser eyes, glowing talismans, or rocket shoes. Nothing flashy to look at until he walks off the pier.
So, liking Aquaman set you apart from those who preferred the alphas, who could see themselves in a character that could fly to the sun, or chuck cars, but not in a character who could be friends with an eel. Admitting to liking Aquaman basically chummed the waters for bullies.
Enter: Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
Yes. This. Finally, a character who harnesses the raw, thrilling power of the ocean and looks the part! The fair-haired dolphin-lover — the butt of more jokes than all the other Justice Leaguers combined — now storms the shore like a wimpy kid’s revenge fantasy come to life.
In the trailer, true to form, Bat-Affleck parrots the same douchey “I hear you can talk to fish” line that’s been used to mock Aquaman for decades. (Good one, bro!) Will it be followed by a well-deserved punch to the bat-dick? I hope so. It’s only justice being served.
Wow, there are so many arguments and so much trash talking going down in all the DC related tags. People bashing pretty much every member of the DCEU cast for being problematic, people defending the DCEU cast, people bashing ‘The Killing Joke’ for being sexist, people defending the killing joke. That SDCC hype and positivity was short lived, huh?
James Wan’s Aquaman movie is going to have horror elements, which means we’ll see Arthur and Mera explore deep underwater horrors directed by the man behind some of the best horror movies these past few years which makes me extremely happy