Jun
14
2018

This is not the Aquaman trailer.

It is, however, a link to some pictures from the Aquaman movie, which looks like it’s going to be drawing from the established Aquaman continuity.  …Don’t give me that look. Batman: The Brave and the Bold made Aquaman cool.  It’s perfectly all right now to know that he has a half-brother named Orm that has a Loki-like relationship with Aquaman, which is absolutely why he’s in this movie because audiences ate up the Thor-Loki sibling dynamic with a spoon*.

Anyway, I will likely be seeing this in December. I’m hearing word that this is not going to be a bad flick. Maybe they can backend into a good DCEU universe by, hey, giving superheroes their own flicks and then doing ensemble pieces where they don’t have to waste time explaining who everybody is?

Nah. That’s crazy talk.

Moe Lane

*Are we at the point where we can discuss Infinity War yet? With proper spoiler warnings, of course.

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12 Comments »

  • bensdad00 says:

    Give it another week. My boys finish school tomorrow so once vacation starts film catching up can start.

    • Luke says:

      Perfectly appropriate.
      King Kull was a major inspiration for the early writers of Aquaman, and the Mythos frequently intruded into the plot (and characters/monsters).

  • Belcatar says:

    It’s quite a Herculean effort to make Aquaman cool. Jason Momoa has come the closest. Despite Momoa nudging Aquaman into the proximity of cool, his powers are still about as relevant as one of the Mystery Men.

    Consider the standard super-hero movie plot. The climactic sky-hole opens somewhere in Nebraska. Batman has gadgets. Superman has flight, and all those other powers they gave him over the years. Wonder Woman has that shield. Green Lantern can make giant hot-wheels cars with his mind as long as his ring is charged. Flash can run really fast if he eats thousands of cheeseburgers. They could all potentially have an impact on the battle to close the climactic sky-hole and defeat the person who opened the hole in a bid to take over the world.

    What is Aquaman going to do in Lincoln, Nebraska? Talk to the brook trout?

    • Brian Swisher says:

      Harness the power of the mighty Platte River?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      He will STAB things. With his TRIDENT. And then call forth the mighty Walgren Lake Monster. http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Alkali_Lake_Monster

      Come to think of it, there are a *lot* of aquatic cryptids…

    • Luke says:

      Consider if the hole opens up over the 3/4 of the planet that is covered by ocean.
      Who’s problem is it then?

      • Belcatar says:

        We’ll see when the movie comes out. Superman can fly and hang out in outer space. So can Green Lantern. Batman probably has a Bat-Sub. Wonder Woman seems the odd woman out in that scenario.

        • Moe_Lane says:

          A large part of Aquaman for me is that, under slightly different circumstances, Jason Momoa is this awesome guy in my barony who runs the thrown weapons program and does an epic meat-and-whiskey feast at Pennsic every year. The baronial children climb on him at every opportunity; he once managed to get as many as seven hanging off of his arms and back at one time without them falling off. Nobody’s ever seen him pissed off, and we feel vaguely bad for whatever idiot ever does.

          • nicklevi86 says:

            He found his niche with Stargate: Atlantis, and by golly he’s sticking with it. If Trek hadn’t jumped the space-shark, he’d make an excellent Klingon to boot.

          • Moe_Lane says:

            Yeah, that’s the one thing left on his cinematic bucket list.

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