BySean Erickson, writer at Creators.co
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Seeing as DC and Warner Bros have confirmed that [Wonder Woman](movie:45787) will be following the recent New 52 comic book version - the safe bet is that [Aquaman](movie:264237) will follow suit. With the fan reception of the New 52 reboot being all around positive, it makes even more sense.

Another bit of news to go on is that the writer of the rebooted Aquaman, Geoff Johns, not only took inspiration from Zack Snyder's 300 when he was writing but, hey, he's also an executive producer of [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) and one of the braintrusts behind the DC movies. Yep, let's run with it.

Aquaman's got his own Game of Thrones.
Aquaman's got his own Game of Thrones.

The Aquaman Origins

So what can we expect from this Aquaman guy anyway? Well his origins are never messed around with too much and, as he is in the New 52, Aquaman is more often than not a half-human, half-Atlantean creation. That's Atlantean as in Atlantis, not Atlanta (*knowingly nods to Futurama*). When not using the Aquaman handle, he likes to go by Orin or, if you must, Arthur Curry. Naturally, he likes long walks on the beach.

Being raised in Atlantis has given Aquaman all sorts of supernatural powers. Aside from being able to breathe under water and swim like a pro, he most famously is able to communicate with sea creatures. But this telepathic power also extends to any creature and allows him to communicate with just about anyone or anything.

Aquaman often gets sharks to do his dirty work.
Aquaman often gets sharks to do his dirty work.

His Atlantean heritage has also granted him superhuman strength, sight and hearing and he's often given the power to control water. It'll be interesting to see how the film treats his out of water vulnerability. His need to return to the water or else perish was pretty much done away with in the New 52 reboot and it's likely not to be a factor in the film. Then again, every superhero has their weakness.

The Supporting Cast

When Johns spoke of 300 - he was referring to the inspiration he used for Aquaman's wife, Mera. Not that the ladies will need much more reason to see a movie with Jason Momoa in a superhero outfit - it is good to know that there should be a strong female character in the Aquaman movie.

Aquaman and his equally powerful wife, Mera.
Aquaman and his equally powerful wife, Mera.

Aside from Mera, and of course his Justice League colleagues, there's his evil brother Orm who likes to try and take over Atlantis from time to time when he's not declaring war on the humans. And there's Aquaman's son, who was killed by Black Manta - it would be very interesting if the film were to include this tragic past. This storyline could also play into the other possible bad guy for the film, Kordax, who was abandoned as a child by an Atlantean queen and often want's to reclaim his birthright.

A recent development in the New 52 books is Aquaman's group of Others. A collection of heroes from around the world who possess a relic from Atlantis - their diversity would make for a nice cast and give the film an even bigger worldwide appeal.

Is this how Aquaman shows up in Batman v. Superman?
Is this how Aquaman shows up in Batman v. Superman?

How Will Aquaman Make His Debut?

It's likely that the Aquaman film will see our hero abdicate his throne as ruler of Atlantis in order to take care of business and straighten out whatever ugly deeds the land-dwelling humans are getting up to. Generally, there's something going on upstairs that is threatening the peace of Atlantis.

How he's going to be introduced in Batman v Superman has, so far, been a well kept secret. If I had to make a wager, it would be around underwater Kryptonite - something that has gotten Aquaman involved in Batman/Superman shenanigans in the past.

What I am positive about is that this is the image that the DC Movie Universe will immediately seek to destroy when we are finally introduced to Aquaman:

Then again, I feel like I can watch this forever...
Then again, I feel like I can watch this forever...

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