Is Aquaman's Classic Costume Coming To His Solo Movie?
It's no secret that the DCEU has taken some interesting creative liberties with Aquaman. The casting of Jason Momoa is very different from the blonde-haired portrayal often seen in the comics, and his armor that debuted in Justice League was far more muted in color than the traditional orange and green suit worn by the most classic versions of the character. However, it now seems that James Wan's Aquaman may veer closer to the source material than we had previously assumed, as possible leaked images of Aquaman toys have suggested that the character will don his iconic suit in the solo movie. Check out the picture, below!
New photos of Aquaman action figures have leaked online (via Twitter user MisterBatfleck), and they show three different toys expected to be released in conjunction with the Aquaman solo movie. Two of them are of Black Manta and Mera, and they line up with the images of those characters (who will be played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Amber Heard, respectively) that we have already seen. However, the one of Jason Momoa stands out because it shows the character in an outfit far more accurate to the comic book version of the hero. The orange and green highlights seem far more prominent than the more muted gold costume worn in Justice League, and it looks like possible confirmation that the solo movie will take Arthur in this direction.
There's definitely a strong case to be made that the suit should adopt the orange and green in the actual movie. Post-Justice League, the DCEU heroes have pretty much all moved closer to the look and feel of their respective comic book counterparts. Moreover, the overall reaction to the orange and green color-scheme on social media seems generally positive, with many fans praising the faithful look of the aquatic hero.
On the other hand, a toy does not inherently confirm that a movie will use that version of the outfit. It's not uncommon for tie-in products to take creative liberties with established characters, and that means the orange and green could merely be specific to the action figure, in an attempt to create a more vibrant product.
Luckily, we will likely get more information about the suit later this month when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. The first official trailer for Aquaman is expected to drop during DC's big presentation of the film, and while there's no guarantee that the more accurate suit will make an appearance, it could show up as a way to honor the comic book legacy of the character.
Audiences will find out for sure if Jason Momoa's Aquaman wears his iconic orange and green suit when James Wan's solo movie debuts later this year on December 21. Until then, make sure to take a look at our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what else is coming this year, and check out our Aquaman guide to get yourself up-to-date on everything that you need to know about the film.
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