DC Comics superhero Aquaman has never appeared in a live-action film—and no, people, Vincent Chase’s Aquaman movie from Entourage doesn’t count (video). Aquaman doesn’t have the All-American appeal of Superman, nor the cool gadgetry or dark magnetism of Batman. In fact, Aquaman—whose telepathic connection to marine life is cool, but not exactly easy to portray on film—has been the brunt of superhero jokes for years (video).
Today, he has his revenge.
Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming DC movies Batman v Superman (2016) and Justice League (2017) has given us a look at Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones as the first ever live-action film version of Aquaman. Following Justice League, Aquaman will get a solo film of his own in 2018.
The new look was well-received by the nerd collective on both Twitter and Reddit. Maybe the jokes will finally stop.
“The Seven” most likely refers to the seven members of the Justice League who will appear in Snyder’s films: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and an unknown seventh (maybe Green Lantern).
Looking like a mash-up of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and the Greek god Poseidon, Momoa’s Aquaman is a far cry from the traditional scaly green and orange spandex from the comics.