What I love about Zack Snyder is that he's a completely unapolagetic, die-hard fan of comics. He loves the medium, he knows his canon, and that's why I trust him with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. If he weren't a (snagging the term from the great Stan Lee) True Believer, he probably wouldn't have bothered to pause his commute to the Detroit set to defend everyone's apparent least favorite superhero, Aquaman -- but that's just what he (supposedly) did this morning when he called in to 97.1 The Ticket, where the morning's DJs were saying "disparaging" things about the King of Atlantis. Listen to the full call here. (EDIT: Here's some comparison audio of Snyder talking MoS a while ago.)
Snyder mentions that Aquaman can cut through Superman's skin with his trident, but that barely begins to describe all of the incredible things Aquaman can and has done throughout comics history. Let's be honest: if he wanted to, Aquaman could easily make Sharknado happen. After all, he doesn't talk to fish - he commands them.
He can swim at speeds of 1,000 knots (about 1,150.7 mph) and has launched himself 60 feet into the air from the water. This kind of massive upper body strength means that our boy Aquaman can throw cars and other heavy objects - he also once held up a 10-story building for quite a bit of time before firefighters showed up to save civilians. Oh -- yeah -- and bullets bounce right off of him.
He has prophetic visions and can see in the dark, he can time travel, and he fought this:
... and, unlike Superman and Batman (with a few exceptions) Aquaman is in no way concerned with whether or not his baddies live. He has been shown to be brutal in his fighting style, and was easily one of the most god-like characters in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Proof:
But hey, he just talks to fish, right?