The time has come: a solo Aquaman movie is to be a reality. The superhero flick was confirmed by director Zack Snyder on Twitter on Friday February 20 with a very tempting image of Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa in full Aquaman costume and make-up, tweeted along with the words, "Unite The Seven." As the Guardian reported, Momoa's Aquaman armor aptly appeared to "have been forged in Westeros."
ICYMI: @ZackSnyder gave us our first look at Jason Mamoa as Aquaman: http://t.co/2SqsrRjzun #BatmanvSuperman pic.twitter.com/TwKtfhAvVq
— DC Comics (@DCComics) February 21, 2015
Much speculation has since sprung up regarding the phrase in relation to the Aquaman movie, due to be released July 27, 2018. Some believe this refers to Aquaman calling for the union of the Seven Seas while others think the seven superheroes of the Justice League with be uniting. That is to say -- wait for it -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, the Martian Manhunter, and, of course, Aquaman himself.
I'm not going to lie. This Aquaman movie could be 90 minutes of that image of Mamoa and I'd still pay to see it.
— Jaye Wells (@jayewells) February 20, 2015
Whatever "Unite The Seven" means, the teasing Aquaman tweet has certainly caught the public's interest. The brilliant advertisement for Zack Snyder's future movies has served to assure fans that their viewing pleasure will be catered to, both next year and in the future. Although Jason Momoa's solo Aquaman movie won't be released for three years yet, supportive Aquaman comic book aficionados -- and fans of the handsome actor -- can still indulge in seeing Momoa in character in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck (presenting at the Oscars tonight). The movie hits theaters nationwide on March 25, 2016. Meanwhile, The Justice League movie is set for a November 17, 2017 release.
Zack Snyder has released the first image of Jason Mamoa as #Aquaman, and he looks terribly butch. http://t.co/H8YdCrKvnT
— SFX magazine (@SFXmagazine) February 20, 2015
It seems Aquaman won't be the focus of quite so many demeaning jokes now, given Jason Momoa's intimidating, dread-locked, and heavily armored stare. As Contact Music reported, Zack Snyder had to phone a Detroit radio station to defend Aquaman and he certainly made his point.
"I don't want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that, but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, 'Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Cause that seems like what he does. Or fish?' The cool thing with Aquaman is his Trident. So you have to realize that could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact. That's a thing that's in the canon."
As the House of Stark warning, "Winter is coming," warns to be ever vigilant, so it seems Snyder has put his fans on their guard. For Aquaman is coming, straight from the actor behind Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and he's hot and very, very deadly.
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