First picture from "Aquaman"

First picture from "Aquaman"

This rendition of Aquaman is literally just Jason Mamoa with a few more tattoos.

EDIT: To be clear, I wasn't bashing it at all. In fact, I really like it! I was just saying that Jason Mamoa's whole image is this rough biker dude with lots of tats and rings and long hair, and he's basically just playing a more tatted up version of himself.

When Wan first met with Warner Bros. to discuss taking on a superhero film, they famously gave him two options: One was a very popular character (The Flash) and the other was considered so impossible to pull off that the prospect of a movie had been a running joke on Entourage. Naturally, the veteran horror director picked the project that would terrify anybody else. “Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be,” Wan explains. “Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”

He's the right man for the job, The Flash isn't really his thing. Smart move.

DC Execs: "Alright, people weren't happy with Justice League so our marketing budget is pretty slim for Aquaman. What can we do?"

James Wan: "Well we probably have plenty of topless photos of Jason. That should probably work."

So aquaman is going to spam Superman punches...

Yeah. Isn't it great?

My man! Looking good! Slow down!

On a more serious note I hope he has a bigger personality then just the typical surfer bro uncle.

YyeeeeeeHawwwww

And shout OOOOOAHHH during the films climax before he spears Ocean Master.

Ok so I want khal Drogo but more cooler, so more tattoos and more intelligence and superpowers and uh bigger sharper weapons

(Opening scene) Aquaman appears and looks into the audience breaking the fourth wall.

Aquaman: “I’m the Aquaman. You may remember me from such films as Justice League and possibly Game of Thrones”

Edit: Sorry all I never watched Stargate Atlantis, only the original movie with Kurt Russell and thin James Spader

Edit 2: added another scene that might be gold as well somewhere in this thread

I think what would help sell the story is what they did in Wonder Woman -- never actually referring him as "Aquaman".

DC Execs: "MY MAN!"

Run Barry! Run!!

This is great! This so great! Dwayne Johnson looks awesome there as Maui. I didn't even know they're making the live-action Moana. Fantastic! Can't wait!

Looks like a wwe superstar

I love how they integrated Jason Momoa's actual tattoos into the character design. Looks awesome

My man!

"Well we probably have plenty of topless photos of Jason.

That tactic did work for Super Mario Odyssey.

I don't care what people say. The new Aquaman Aesthetic looks fucking sick. Those Tattoos are look badass as fuck and his armor from Justice League looked great imo.

Can't wait.

Zack Snyder: "Hey guys my key card doesn't work for the building"

Dothraquaman

Story arch wise it kind of felt like he was in the same headspace that Thor was before he got banished in the first movie. Like, he's got all this power (physically and politically, I guess) and hasn't really come around to accepting the responsibility and understanding the weight of it yet.

I guess another example would be Simba when he was living with Timon and Pumbaa. Like, he's got some heavy shit going on at home that he's blowing off.

Edit: Yes, I know it’s arc not arch. Forgive me.

The ride ain't over yet! :)

This is his aquatic yard

What am I some kind of aqua man?

Dear gods, Thank you. Women

it is known

I hope it lives up to Vinny chase's aquaman movie.

in a movie with guys wearing tights, capes, bold colors, dressing as a flying rodent, the name wonder woman becomes ridiculous.

You mean the immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un-Lun? I agree, the immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un-Lun should be more incognito about the fact that he is the immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un-Lun.

Iron Fist, on the other hand, won't shut up about being the Iron Fist.

Joss Whedon: "Boobs, heh heh"

100% this. Keep the aquaman motifs, but never call him Aquaman. Break up the existing associations with the name & character and they can practically start tabula rasa.

Not in BvS from what I remember.

Probably because it's a ridiculous name that has nothing to do with her character, origin, powers, motivation or appearance. The only way it would make sense would be if it were a deliberately shit moniker coined by a newspaper which happens to stick.

I love the uhh.. aesthetics as well

He looks so small there.

And gay men

And straight men, who are now gay

You're the real Aquaman now, Roman.

I hate that he fucking wears jeans. ANYONE who spent any time near water knows that wet jeans are the fucking worst.

Aquaman has been a badass for a long time. Basically any variant with a hook arm is quality shit.

STOP!

Awesome to finally enter a "new" age of the DC films with director's like James Wan, Patty Jenkins, Matt Reeves and David F Sandberg directing these films. While I have loved Snyder's work (MoS, BvS) it has obviously hasn't worked out. So it's good to get new blood in this and hopefully move things in the right direction.

Dressed as a bat...I can dig it!

Huh, today I realized they never called her 'Wonder Woman' in her solo film. Do they call her WW in BvS or JL? I can't remember.

He did an interview before JL came out and flat out said (and I'm paraphrasing) "fans aren't going to like this. But this isn't going to be who Aquaman is. He needs to learn who he is and what his responsibilities are still". Which will be explored in his movie.

Yeah... Jason Mamoa isn't quite right in a Flash costume.

New age, new blood, right direction. All the buzz words in the world doesn't change the fact that they're making movies with shitty characters. I mean what's Auqaman but a glorified Spongebob? Wonder Woman?... gimme a break. Hollywood needs to get back to making content strong movies with good actors like Pauly Shore and Paris Hilton

That's what I though, first time he will not have to cover is tattoo with clothing (Conan) or with makeup.

Looking good!

Actually the last time he didn't have to cover it up he was also on atlantis

Actually the last time he didn't have to cover it up he was also on

"Children Of The Sea" by Black Sabbath

Now they just need to feature as his entrance theme and it'll be legit!!

Yea but see Super Mario Odyssey also has being good going for it

It's the old Saturday morning cartoons that did it really. The more you make him 1970s child consumer friendly, the harder it is to portray him as something other than a guy who doesn't need a scuba tank.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mV9jQsu1pi8/VhQU0lgf48I/AAAAAAAA2CE/JRb5dFnIrCQ/s1600/flash-costume-90s-tv-series.jpg

You're right, he's not buff enough to fill the suit.

You're right, he's not buff enough to fill the suit.

I don't really understand why people shit on the character of Aquaman. I mean, he lives on the bottom of the ocean and swims super fast. Doesn't that imply that he's freakishly strong, considering how easily he withstands the immense pressure and water resistance to move like that?

The fact that he could also command sea creatures to tear me to shreds, is just icing on the scary cake, imo.

You almost had me

Batman Brave and the Bold made Aquaman more into a badass.

"How do we make Aquaman less laughable? He swims around with a Trident and talks to fish. Remove him from the water and... he's just a guy with a Trident."

"Cast the biggest sexiest motherfucker we can think of and make him a hard-drinking rocker type?"

"Brilliant."

OOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Fun fact for anyone who doesn't know, the actor who played The Flash in that series now plays Jay Garrick in the current one.

Fun fact for anyone who doesn't know, the actor who played The Flash in that series now plays

He not a Aquaman, he's not an Oceanman, he's the Man

Would be great if he was playing Lobo.

Totes. I know this is marvel not DC, but I really liked how they call daredevil "the devil of hell's kitchen." I don't remember them ever actually saying daredevil (in the Netflix version)

You don't knooooow me.

I will never not upvote a Lion King reference

Haha and he was still the big guy of the show

But did you know that he IS Danny Rand, the immortal iron fist and protector of K'un-Lun?

Stupid, Sexy Aquaman.

Next thing well have some kind of "super man" or something.

Ridiculous.

There are no straight men, just men who have yet to be sexually awakened by Jason Momoa

Stargate Atlantis is where it's at.

So that’s it, huh? We’re some kind of... Super men?

needs to be thiccer imo

Believe that

THE BIG DAWG IS HERE!

The Sea Horse that shall mount the world?

even with a good actor he seems a touch redundant. He's not there to fill out the party, he's there because he's there. Flash is fast, Batsy is the planning guy, WW is the muscle, and Donatello does machines; aquaman is just another warm body. unless the ocean is involved he's just "quite strong guy, but not as strong as other team members".

Although when he was patrolling the midwest with a semi full of fish; I'd go bankrupt watching that movie.

I'm not gay or nothin but

Goddamn

Are you implying this Aquaman and Maui from the movie Moana are the same person?

Well because its sexi these days and as one of the reasons I thought it could have been because of how polynesian mythology screams sea king more than blondie guy in orange shirt.

When you control water? Im sure its more of an option and more comfortable maybe..

He’s the powerhouse of the Justice League.

No. You want Ronan Dex that can breathe underwater. Done.

WB Execs: "Good idea. Let's go with 'Seaman' instead."

What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?

Then you're gonna love me

Superman: You're the real super man, Aquaman.

Man, the Undertaker really doubled down on tattoos....

AQUA. MAN. THE GUY WITH. THE WETTEST HAIR.

Wow, Vincent Chase really bulked up for this role.

for you

And Mark Hamill played Trickster in both of those series

2014 series (this one was the Joker-like alternate earth version if I remember correctly) 

1990 series

And Mark Hamill played Trickster in both of those series

2014 series (this one was the Joker-like alternate earth version if I remember correctly)

Big dog eats my ass

We all know it's coming. It fits his characterization too well for them not to do it eventually.

To be fair, I don't think Wonder Woman is anymore ridiculous than Superman. Or Batman for that matter. They're dumb names that stuck around because they're classics and eventually became titles.

But did his parents die in a plane crash? Would be great if someone would tell us.

STOP!

It's hammerhead time?

For those worried, (from Entertainment Weekly):

What’s also interesting is how even this still photo has a rather different feel than images from Justice League, which introduced Aquaman to audiences last month. Director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) says you can expect many more differences to come. “It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take,” Wan tells EW. “It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”

Momoa reveals we can expect to see a tale that spans details Curry’s difficult childhood as a half-human, half-Atlantean to eventually becoming king. “Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa says. “This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”

When Wan first met with Warner Bros. to discuss taking on a superhero film, they famously gave him two options: One was a very popular character (The Flash) and the other was considered so impossible to pull off that the prospect of a movie had been a running joke on Entourage. Naturally, the veteran horror director picked the project that would terrify anybody else. “Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be,” Wan explains. “Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”

Never seen a bad movie directed by James Wan. Expectations should be a little more raised for this one.

for one the background isn't fucking CGI

Lol what? Wonder Woman was against Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Underpants, The Mummy, Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, and Spiderman Homecoming. That's the opposite of bad competition.