Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming on the streets of Detroit, Michigan. The Inquisitr has already reported on multiple set photos and videos, but now we have Director Zack Snyder calling into a local radio station Friday to defend Aquaman, a character who may or may not be in the film and has long been the butt of jokes in the DC Universe. Could he actually be a bad a** in disguise?
— 97.1 The Ticket (@971theticketxyt) August 8, 2014
Snyder reportedly called into 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit, according to both Collider and Bleeding Cool, after the on-air personalities spent some time ragging on Aquaman and questioning rumors that put him in the film and played by Jason Momoa. The person claiming to be Snyder said he heard the “disparaging” comments about the character and felt the need to call in to set the record straight.
He said that he didn’t want to give anything away for Batman v Superman, but Aquaman “has some cool abilities” despite the fact that people think he only talks to marine animals. He said that people don’t realize that he can “cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact.” Also because he lives so deep underwater, he is “super strong” when he comes to land.
“It’s not to say that he’s in the movie or anything like that but he has the potential to be bad a**,” Snyder concluded.
Did Snyder just inadvertently confirm that Aquaman is in Batman v Superman along with Wonder Woman as at least a cameo appearance? DC Comics recently revealed a list of at least nine super hero films through 2020 after Dawn of Justice. So, it’s likely that he will star in the first official Justice League film and possibly his own stand-alone movie as well.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released to theaters on March 25, 2016. It is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg), Holly Hunter, and Scoot McNairy.
Aquaman has never been able to live down his Super Friends cartoon experience, and DC Comics has effectively rebooted the character a couple of times to try and make him tougher.
What do you think of Aquaman? Is there more to him than meets the eye? Can Jason Momoa and Zack Snyder help turn him from the butt of jokes to a bad a**? Sound off in the comments below.
[Image via Super Friends Wiki, DC Comics]