What's that? Aquaman is getting his own movie?
That's right! It seems that we are going to see the King of Atlantis in his own great DC live-action film. Are you excited?
Despite the fact that Aquaman is one of the most prominent superheroes of the DC universe, many fans consider him a lame and weak hero. Recently, director Zack Snyder tried to prove the haters wrong, but I doubt he managed to convince them.
Don't worry Zack, I'm here to continue your work! Without any other delays, here are 10 reasons to be excited about the Aquaman film!
1. He is a very powerful hero
Aquaman is a complete badass. He does way more than talking to fish! He has super strength, advanced speed and swimming abilities, superhuman endurance, and reflexes, telepathic control over sea life and many more powers. In fact, he's so powerful that he managed to overpower even godly beings like Triton, the son of the Greek god Poseidon. In the storyline ''Flashpoint'', Aquaman held his own against Wonder Woman, the Amazon princess.
Apart from being an excellent swordsman and a very skilled fighter, he's also a wise leader, preferring to use diplomacy instead of violence to accomplish global peace!
2. He is someone that even the Marvel fans can relate to
His backstory, his villains, his battles, the powerful weapon he wields... all of these reasons make Aquaman very similar to Thor! Both of them are kings who lost their thrones because of their evil stepbrothers and managed to get their royal titles back with the help of a trusted team of allies. If you think about it, Thor is Marvel's Aquaman. The Aquaman movie will be a film that even the hardcore Marvel fans can relate to!
3. There are many interesting storylines to follow
Both the character of Aquaman and his stories improved a lot after the New 52 relaunch. We've got "The Trench", "The Others" and "Death of a King", three amazing and very enjoyable adventures which managed to turn even the biggest haters to fans. However, for me, the greatest story featuring the king of seas is "The Throne of Atlantis", a crossover with the Justice League in which Aquaman's evil brother Orm attacks the surface world and captures the Justice League, leaving Aquaman to defend a race he pretty much dislikes.
However, it wouldn;t be fair to leave out the pre-New 52 storylines like "The Triton Saga", "Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman" and "Aquaman: Time and Tide", which are equally awesome!
4. He is a very different hero
Aquaman is very different from Batman and Superman. Although he combines some of Superman's powers with Batman's strategic mind, he isn't like any other superhero since most of his adventures are underwater. Unlike most of the Justice League, he hates many of the habits and the policies of the humans and usually argues with many residents of the surface world. Aquaman is much stricter and has a harsh code of ethics. After all, he is the king of Atlantis and he answers to no one!
5. The supporting characters are really, really good
During his years as a hero, Aquaman has been joined by several allies. His classic sidekick is Aqualad. The first person to assume the role of Aqualad is Jaymz Gambrell (I can't pronounce that), one of the first members of the Teen Titans, who is a much more powerful superhero. The second Aqualad is Kaldur'ahm (I can't pronounce that, either), the son of Aquaman's main enemy, the Black Manta. Both of them are very useful and have helped Aquaman during various occasions. Recently, we were introduced to yet another group of Aquaman sidekicks, the Others. However, his most trusted ally is his wife, Mera! Mera is a kickass female with similar powers to those of her husband's. Like Arthur Curry (Aquaman's secret identity), she is extremely tough and a very interesting character.
6. His enemies are pretty threatening
It is unfair to claim that only Batman and Flash have interesting rogue galleries. Aquaman's enemies are very mysterious and dangerous. His arch-rival is Black Manta, one of the best African American villains in the entire comic book industry. Manta wants revenge upon Arthur because his father was killed by Aquaman. His second greatest foe is his half-brother, Orm. Orm is an Atlantean prince and an enemy not only to his brother but to the entire Justice League. There's also Charybdis, the monster who cut his hand off, and King Shark, a major recurring enemy.
7. He has punched Death!
That's right! Aquaman actually managed to PUNCH Death in the face! In order to defeat Triton, Aquaman needed to travel to Hades. There he met Charon, the ancient Greek god who escorted the lost souls to the land of the dead. Aquaman punched Charon, stole his boat, hit him again and then defeated the monstrous giant three-headed dog known as Cerberus. If that doesn't make him a baddass, then what does?
8. He is a very tragic character
Many fans consider him a ridiculous hero. However, Aquaman deals with real loss. His son got murdered by Black Manta. His wife left him and crushed his heart. His own hand was cut off by the monstrous Charybdis. He watches his beloved sea getting polluted every day by humans. The surface world hates the Atlanteans. And despite all of these, Aquaman is always there in order to help the weak. He has managed to overcome many difficulties. I know others heroes have lost things, but let's be honest... Superman and Wonder Woman were killed, but they were later resurrected. Batman lost his second Robin, but he later returned, too. Batgirl was shot by the Joker but later recovered. The Kryptonian race was destroyed, however, there are many survivors like Supergirl, her father, the people of Kandor and more.
9. He is one of the founders of the Justice League
Aquaman co-founded the Justice League in both the mainstream continuity and in the New 52 universe. In fact, during the very first battle of the Justice League against the forces of Apokolips, he played a crucial role in the main battle and didn't hesitate to stab Darkseid, the god of darkness, with his Trident in the eye! Over the years, he has been an extremely valuable member of the group.
10. Great CGI use and wonderful scenes
If the Aquaman movie is eventually made, then it is probably going to require great use of CGI. Just imagine it! A wonderful underwater world! An imaginary, fantastic kingdom. A giant castle under the sea surrounded by sea creatures. Isn't that great? It is going to be ten times more beautiful than Asgard! The Aquaman adventures are filled with amazing scenes and I think that the movie is going to be artistically great!
So, are you excited now? Personally, I can't wait to see the Aquaman movie. What do you think? Leave your comments down below!