Now that Thor: Ragnarok has officially been released and has blown the doors off the box office, comic book movie fans can begin setting their sights on Justice League. The long-awaited DC team up film is only weeks away, and the actors have been making the rounds and revealing little nuggets about the film and various facets regarding the characters in recent weeks. In fact, Jason Momoa recently explained that he knows one thing fans have noticed in the recent promos for Justice League is that Jason Momoa's Aquaman weapon is not technically a trident. However, this was not an oversight or an attempt to make the weapon look cooler, as Jason Momoa recently made clear. Here's what's going on with the "trident."
I didn't call it a trident. It's a quindent. We don't call it that in the movie and when you watch Aquaman you're going to see him go for the trident, so everyone's just got to stay tuned for a hot minute.
He is right; a trident is not a trident if it has five points, as the weapon seen in the promos does. Jason Momoa's answer, given to WSNV-TV in Miami, does indicate that this is not merely a stylistic choice or divergence from the character's traditional weapon. It is, in fact, part of the story. The weapon Arthur Curry carries in Justice League is not the Trident of Neptune, one of the seven Relics of Atlantis that Aquaman normally wields. We know that Aquaman is not yet King of the Seven Seas at the time Justice League takes place. The Trident of Neptune might be a weapon reserved for the king and therefore be a MacGuffin in the Aquaman solo film. Acquiring the weapon or having it bestowed upon him when he becomes king could provide a visual representation of the character's journey. If you haven't really looked at the weapon in question, yet, you can see the quindent, below.
Jason Momoa's Aquaman is one of the newest characters that fans can get excited about on the big screen. From the beginning, I've felt like the casting and look of the character has gotten me on board more than perhaps any other character in the young DC film universe. The character has the potential to be the next breakout after Wonder Woman due to his complex background and dynamic with the other Justice Leaguers. Along with Ezra Miller's Flash, Aquaman looks like he will bring some fun and levity back into a DC universe that has struggled with just that in the past. If he delivers in Justice League, the 'Star Wars underwater' Aquaman film could really deliver a unique experience that stands alone as a great film, much like Wonder Woman did.