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Smallville Actor Says Aquaman Movie Is In The Works

DC Comics is filled with legendary heroes from Batman to Superman, Wonder Woman to Green Lantern. Of all the stand-out heroes, however, the one that is most often derided is Aquaman. Packed with skills like the ability to mentally communicate with sea-life and a hand made of water, he's never been the most popular comic book character. But in the movie world we live in today there is no superhero that gets left behind.

Comic Book Resources recently spoke with Alan Ritchson, who plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman on the CW show Smallville, and he suggested that a movie about the sea king is in the works, though he doesn't know if he would be considered for the role. Starting with an offhand comment about a film adaptation, the site asked for more information about the idea, to which Ritchson replied, "A movie... I think is very much a reality. In fact, I think there's one in the works. Some people in LA are starting to get the ball rolling on that. I don't know what my involvement would ever be in that, but, yeah, I think it would be cool to see that happen. But it's just so expensive to do. It's hard to say if it's really going to happen."

At this point all I can do is ask for you to take this story with a grain of salt and not go to around to all your friends saying that the movie is going into production tomorrow. Though it's not impossible that Ritchson would hear something about a feature, these kinds of things are kept under such tight lock-and-key that it's hard to see information just slipping out like this (also note how many times he says the phrase "I think.") Could an Aquaman movie be in the works? Absolutely - at this year's New York Comic Con Geoff Johns was quoted saying that we can expect two DC Comics movies a year following the release of Green Lantern next summer, and there are only so many superheroes that non-comic geeks will recognize. So what do you think about this idea? Leave your thoughts and your comments about Vincent Chase/James Cameron in the section below.

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