Hero Blend #30: Why An Aquaman Movie Is An Important Risk For DC
Even the most die-hard of fans can probably understand why Aquaman has become a bit of a pop culture punchline. On a completely surface level, having powers that largely concern bodies of water seems a bit limiting (especially when so much of the main action is happening on land), and conversing with animals – particularly fish – can be seen as being kind of silly. In spite of these “issues,” however, Aquaman remains an original Justice League member and has been a mainstay of DC Comics going back to 1941. Which is why it’s important – albeit risky – for Warner Bros and DC to work together on getting an Aquaman movie in theaters in the next few years.
The good news is that the gears are already turning for this project. We learned back in June that Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is attached to play the character in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this week brought news that an Aquaman solo movie is now in active development with two separate scripts being written – one by Gangster Squad’s Will Beall and the other by 300: Rise of an Empire’s Kurt Johnstad. The companies behind the production seem intent on making it work, but the questions that remain come in regard to how they plan to approach it and how audiences will accept it.
Helping me breakdown this tricky situation on this week’s episode of Hero Blend is the always-great Sean O’Connell, who has more than a few thoughts on the positives and negatives of a potential Aquaman film. Don’t waste another minute – hit the play button above!
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