As you all know, the CW's Arrow and The Flash have been a major success (obviously), and the DC TV universe is growing and growing. From Gotham to Constantine (sadly gone but hey he will be back in Arrow Season 4), to [DC's Legends of Tomorrow](tag:2937021) starring the White Canary, the Atom, Hawkgirl, Firestorm, and of course Rick Hunter. But it's never too much DC to watch, which is why I'm here again to open your minds on this subject: An Aquaman TV show?
Now let me finish. Before you start saying blasphemous cries, this has happened before. An Aquaman TV show.
Seems intriguing huh? Not really, but you would have fell for the show....if it would have aired. Aquaman was a television pilot developed by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar for The WB Television Network, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Gough and Millar wrote the pilot, which was directed by Greg Beeman. Justin Hartley starred as Arthur "A.C." Curry, a young man living in a beachside community in the Florida Keys who learns about his powers and destiny as the Prince of Atlantis.The Aquaman pilot was expected to debut in the fall schedule of 2006, but following the merger of the WB and UPN, the resulting CW Network opted not to buy the series.
Seems sad huh? Not really, starting off with the fact that, that pilot wouldn't have lasted past a pilot. Come on look at it. Really....awkward? Well to open your thoughts it did happen before. Many people said it couldn't have made it. Well they were right. Those exact people said that about the Flash, and Arrow. Well here we are, waiting for season 4 to start. If writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg can make the Arrow such a fantastic show, and the phenominal director Geoff Johns, who is making Supergirl, have succeeded in making every geeks wet dreams come true.
When Arrow slowly introduced the meta-human side of the Arrowverse, and started the Flash, we all knew the possibilities are endless. Even from art from season 4 of Arrow,and easter eggs from the flash, fan-theorized Hal Jordan's appearance.
So the possibilities of a hero of Atlantean and human origins, could swims it's way ashore on the beach of DC's TV universe. Then the king of Atlantis can be a major character in the TV world of DC. So what if. Then what. Do we need a cheesy story, like the original show? I think not, which is where I'm getting to
Aquaman's way to success
If Aquaman's going to be phenomenal, then I think he needs phenomenal writer/producer, and directors...like Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. Oh and don't forget Geoff Johns. All of them made " the impossible possible". So nothing can't stop them from developing the right Aquaman series. So how's they plot going to set out.
Like Arrow, could Aquaman be set in a darker world like the Arrow? Or bright and hero friendly like the Flash? How about in between. Aquaman is not a character to make fun of okay... he punched Supes before.
Aquaman is a very intricate and interesting character, so the right writers, producer, and director is needed. And these guys are just what we need.
Now on to the plot...
One of the many things that made Arrow, and the Flash so great was the plot. One o the major things about the plot was the origin story. You can't randomly put Aquaman into his own series. You need to tenderize the meat. Easter eggs for example. The Flash started out, as a character who appeared in Arrow, and was eventually introduced into his own show. Like easter eggs about Hal Jordan in Arrow, Aquaman can start out as just a small line of appearence. The we can have all of our geek minds running a thousand miles to eventually be informed that an Aquaman TV show is coming soon. Then the series starts. So whats the synopses?
Like the original series, Aquaman can easily start off as Arthur Curry, and average dude who eventually finds out about his role as King of Atlantis, by a fellow atlantean himself and must go on a quest to take his throne and resist the urge to get off from a killer mermaid. Or you can take it a step deeper. The movie Justice league Atlantis features Aquamans origin, starting off as a young boy, who years later, develops powers. His father dies, and he *Spoiler* gets drunk and saves a lobster from instigating customers from a restaurant where he discovers more about himself and his abilities. He then is introduced to his atlantean heritage my Mera( his future wife) and he sets off to claim his throne from his half brother Orm also known as Ocean Master.
Now on to the casting......
If this series could happen here are some o my casting choices:
Alex Pettyfer/Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ray Windstone/Tom Curry
Jodi Foster/Queen of Atlantis
Jonathan Rhys Meyers/Orm/Ocean Master
So what do you guys think? What cast would you have? What do you expect an Aquaman show to be like?