You know how people make fun of Aquaman for being a silly superhero? Yeah, I think those days are close to over. Late Thursday night, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder gave us our first look at Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman. As someone who used to poke fun at Aquaman, I’m definitely not laughing now.
To me, this is another step in the right direction. We know virtually nothing about DC’s upcoming line of movies, but one thing is certain: their superheroes look like actual superheroes. Between Batman looking like a brick house, Wonder Woman looking like a legitimate warrior, and Aquaman looking like a true king, it’s clear that Warner Bros. is not pulling any punches with their heroes.
That caption though
“Unite the Seven.”
Though I have no idea what “unite the seven” means, I can take a guess or two. Perhaps it refers to the seas that Aquaman rules over, or maybe it’s referring to something else in Aquaman’s story arc. As you probably guessed, I’ve never read any of the Aquaman comics and I don’t know much about his back-story.
Personally, I think “unite the seven” means uniting the seven heroes that form the Justice League. Aquaman isn’t getting a solo outing until 2018, so it’d be kind of early to reveal any plot details for the movie. However, we know Aquaman’s going to show up in BvS, so it’s not hard to imagine that we’re starting to see Justice League hints.
It doesn’t really matter what the tagline refers to, though. Either way, we’re starting to see signs of a story arc taking shape in the DC Universe, and that’s pretty cool to think about.
Do you like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman getup? What do you think “Unite the Seven” means?