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(Warning - mild potential SPOILERS for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may lie below. Or, alternatively, they might not...)

Now, when the first full-length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit the Internet a little over a week ago, it's fair to say that it drew a pretty substantial amount of attention. After all, not only did it feature the heavy implication of Batman fighting Superman - it did so while also including shots of a be-haired Lex Luthor, a battling Wonder Woman, and a whole lot more.

What it didn't include, however, was our first proper look at any of the other superheroes expected to make their debuts in the movie.

Or did it? Y'see...

It Looks Like Aquaman May Have Been Hiding in the Batman v Superman Trailer All Along


Specifically, at right about the 02:26 mark, just above.

Which looks a little something like this...

Now, at first glance, that may well look like a young boy diving along an anchor chain in the general direction of a slightly oddly shaped rock - and perhaps it is.

If we take a closer look, though, it sure does look like something else. Something...a little more human...

In fact, it looks an awful lot like either a muscular guy with a bag over his head, or a muscular guy with long hair matted down over his face.

And as it turns out:

There's a Muscular Guy with Long Hair and Close Ties to the Ocean Who We've Been Waiting to See

Specifically, Jason Momoa's Aquaman.

Who, it seems, could well be hiding in that there image:

After all, he is the King of Atlantis in the comics - and more than capable of surviving underwater - so there's no reason to believe that a long-haired man under the ocean couldn't be him. Similarly, with the Batman v Superman trailer having been so carefully curated, there's little reason to think that (if that rock-shaped man is indeed a person) we aren't most likely seeing Aquaman himself.

If That Is Aquaman, Though, What Does That Tell Us?

Well, potentially a whole lot, and potentially not that much at all.

If that is indeed Aquaman, then from the looks of it, he's not doing too well as things stand. That, though, raises far more questions than it actually answers. He could, for instance, have been thrown out of Atlantis after Superman's actions in Man of Steel inadvertently caused untold damage to the city (as has long been rumored). The look of that shot certainly would fit with him having been chained below the surface of the water by way of punishment, or after some kind of coup.

He could also, though, simply be biding his time - and planning an attack on the surface world. After all, what better way to infiltrate an enemy than by persuading them that you're on their side, before striking from within?

Or, of course, he could simply have been hurt trying to help a struggling fishing boat, or during an as-yet unknown fight sequence.

Or alternatively, that could just be a rock.

The big question, then?

What do you think?

Is that Aquaman, and if so, how'll we see him introduced in Batman v Superman?
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