Rumor: Aquaman to Look "Like a Surfer" in Dawn of Justice

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Hm, well it's better than a typical blonde white dude.

I was, however, hoping that with the casting of Momoa they'd transform Aquaman in some Polynesian sea-god basically. That'd be fantastically cool. But apparently they're going for something a little more stereotypical. Still, could be worse. Maybe.
 

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As for the design, I'd like them to go the opposite direction and make him look like Thane Krios from Mass Effect. Turn him into an amphibious fish-person, that would be cool.
What? that jawline ain't gonna pay for itself, you know.
How do you expect them to market Aquaman to the new generation of fangirls when he's competing with the likes of Thor and Tony Stark, as a fish person?

How do you expect them to fantasize about that?

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Momoa has openly refused the idea that he's playing Aquaman. He also threatened to hurt people who talk to him about it again. And he's also said he wants to play Lobo.
 

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I'm sort of hoping he looks somewhat like this, easily my favorite design for Aquaman.
Plus a bloody harpoon for a hand, you can't go wrong with a harpoon for a hand.
 

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I would be amused if Aquaman turns into the the break out character of BvS the same way that the Hulk was in The Avengers.

That scene where Hulk manhandles Loki was the most talked about scene from the movie for a lot of people I know. If they manage to give Aquaman a scene with the same kind of impact his rep could turn around quickly among comic book fans.
 

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C. Cain said:
blackrave said:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?
This is the desaturated universe of MoS Superman and the dour, brooding Dark Knight. They don't do comic relief...
...intentionally

I doubt Aquaman was ever supposed to be humorous character
but it still happened, I guess due to shit like this

I know it's from Feed Dump, but still
At this point he would be more useful with machine gun
 

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blackrave said:
C. Cain said:
This is the desaturated universe of MoS Superman and the dour, brooding Dark Knight. They don't do comic relief...
...intentionally

I doubt Aquaman was ever supposed to be humorous character
but it still happened, I guess due to shit like this
<spoiler=Comics Are Weird>

I know it's from Feed Dump, but still
At this point he would be more useful with machine gun
You are entirely correct. Aquaman has inadvertently become something of a walking (swimming?) punchline.
He's supposedly pretty badass in the comics, but for Joe Public he's still en par with Adam West's Batman.
 

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Okay, let me get this straight, aquaman looks like a surfer?
Let me repeat that, a guy who is the lord of the seas and king of all that lives in the sea, looks like "some Californian beach dude"?

And they have a no-joke policy. This has to be a joke. They cannot be serious.
Uhhh... there's really nothing more I have to say than this.

Can't they just make Aquaman look like... I dunno, Aquaman? Like, I don't even know who they're trying to make this appeal to. Admittedly, I don't follow DC Comics, but they've never made Aquaman look like a surfer, have they?
 

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He's going to be like a surfer? I thought DC instated a no jokes policy. Pretty sure it's going to be hilarious when aquaman comes in and is all "Yo, villain dude! You're, like, harshing the buzz of these fair citizens, man! That is not bodacious! I will stop you in the name of peace, bro!"
Surfers apparently not having evolved socially since the 70's. Would be quite a nice idea though, and if DC really thinks making Aquaman a surfer is the way to make him appeal to all dem young kidz they're clearly out of touch enough to make something that inadvertently hilarious.

blackrave said:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?
NO JOKES! DC said so because we have to take the man in blue spandex and little red panties and his black-painted bat friend seriously when they recruit the amazonian superhuman and the giant surfer for their treehouse club.

EDIT: Censored by the Redundancy Department of Redundancy.
 

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Ulquiorra4sama said:
Racecarlock said:
He's going to be like a surfer? I thought DC instated a no jokes policy. Pretty sure it's going to be hilarious when aquaman comes in and is all "Yo, villain dude! You're, like, harshing the buzz of these fair citizens, man! That is not bodacious! I will stop you in the name of peace, bro!"
Surfers apparently not having evolved socially since the 70's. Would be quite a nice idea though, and if DC really thinks making Aquaman a surfer is the way to make him appeal to all dem young kidz they're clearly out of touch enough to make something that inadvertently hilarious.

blackrave said:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?
NO JOKES! DC said so because we have to take the man in blue spandex and little red panties and his black-painted bat friend seriously when they recruit the amazonian superhuman and the giant surfer for their treehouse club.

EDIT: Censored by the Redundancy Department of Redundancy.
Good point, he should probably stick to more modern surfers.


Like this guy. This guy would be a great aquaman.

"So black manta attacked the city today and his trident was all "WHA POW!" but then I came in and summoned the sharknado, it was all like, sebuagaha!"
 

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Racecarlock said:
-Snip that shit-
Well, i... i guess i had too much faith in the surfing community. Although it must be said even that guy left the words "tubular" and "bodacious" out of his (admittedly limited) vocabulary.

Still! If that really should turn out to be an accurate representation of today's surfers Aquaman is definitely going to be inadvertently making people smile or chortle in the theater 'cause the writers think their audience can take that sorta behavior seriously.

This all makes me very curious as to what DC thinks a surfer is like. I hope this rumor turns out to be true just so i can find out.
 

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Now we know what Warner was referring to with their "No Jokes" policy: no matter how ridicule their announcement is, it's not a joke.
 

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I totally forgot about the pod of whales in the beginning of Man of Steel, but I definitely liked that oil platform rescue scene.
I really hope these rumors about NO JOKING EVER and surfer-dude Aquaman don't turn out to be true. You can have an Aquaman who can kick ass and crack wise. That's how I remember the Smallville version, and I believe that's the tone Geoff Johns set for him in the comics.
 

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I like the idea of an non-Aryan Aquaman.

It makes him feel more tied into nature then the westernized Adonis ideal anyway. Kind of like how i like Ultimate Thor feeling more Norse then the Arthurian Shakespeare style he is in marvel canon.

I think it's better for suspension of disbelief. Though it does inevitably piss off purists. Which isn't to say they don't have a point. These stories became famous on the strength of their original premise after all.

So I guess it really comes down to personal preference.