Rumor: Aquaman to Look "Like a Surfer" in Dawn of Justice

Rumor: Aquaman to Look "Like a Surfer" in Dawn of Justice

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New rumors suggest radically-altered look for oceanic hero, ties to Man of Steel

Note: The following rumors could be considered minor spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The "open secret" of Jason Momoa playing DC Comics' Aquaman has raised eyebrows among fans from the beginning, given how little the Game of Thrones actor resembles traditional depictions of the characters. Now, Schmoes Know's Meet The Movie Press Podcast is claiming to know what the plan is for the classic hero's new live-action look.

According to Schmoes Know (which presents the podcast in question) Momoa's Aquaman will "Look like a surfer essentially with tribal tattoos and all that jazz." It's worth noting that Momoa sports actual tattoos in real life, including a prominent tribal design on his forearm.

In the same podcast (which also helped break the now widely-rumored DC Movieverse "No Jokes" policy) it is further claimed that the film will reveal Momoa's Aquaman (in the comics a half-human/half-Atlantean prince who rules Earth's oceans and can communicate with sea creatures) having been lurking on the periphery of Man of Steel: According to the rumor, it will be revealed that a pod of whales seen by Clark Kent after he falls into the ocean unconscious near the beginning of the film were actually sent by Aquaman to rescue him.

Source: Meet The Movie Press

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So what does a Surfer look like exactly? I mean that does not really tell you much. I get the tribal tattoos are different but considering he is Aquaman I don't think it will be that strange. He will most likely still have a costume on top. Back to my first point the term surfer only implies we may see him as Arthur Curry the human who has not discovered his Atlantean side and as such dresses like a Surfer since he lives in a coastal town instead of dressing as royalty.

According to the rumor, it will be revealed that a pod of whales seen by Clark Kent after he falls into the ocean unconscious near the beginning of the film were actually sent by Aquaman to rescue him.

I really don't think introducing this many new characters at once is going to work, particularly if they're doing it in ways like this.

As for the design, I'd like them to go the opposite direction and make him look like Thane Krios from Mass Effect. Turn him into an amphibious fish-person, that would be cool.

Akiraking:
So what does a Surfer look like exactly?

I dunno. I think they have skin. And maybe some face bits.

They are really sticking with "Dawn of Justice" eh?

As for Aquaman, He'll be a tough sell to audiences. Momoa was a good choice, though they could play up the warrior king angle. It would be hard to make jokes about Khal Drogo when he's standing next to Ben Affleck in tights.

redmoretrout:
They are really sticking with "Dawn of Justice" eh?

I wouldn't hate on the name too much. I'm sure "Dawn of (The) Justice (League)" is what's supposed to be inferred. As titles/setups go, I don't think it's bad. I don't want to turn this into a Marvel vs DC thing, but living on Planet Earth, of goofy is the name "Captain America" in the year 2014? Yet, as far as I can tell, they made "This guy epitomizes the American values" work worldwide.

"Dawn of Justice" is their "Avengers, Assemble."

tdylan:

"Dawn of Justice" is their "Avengers, Assemble."

But in most of the world it was just "The Avengers". I can't remember any place other then the UK calling it "Avengers, Assemble"

OT: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

*pauses to take a sip of water, leaves to go down for a moment*

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

Why, Warner, why? You already had way too many villains, you already had Wonder Woman, you already announced like 6 movies between this and Justice League (though how many of them are actually made remains to be seen), why would you do this? This is going to be a clear case of Iron Man 2 syndrome, though at least in that case it was enjoyable in the popcorn movie-esk way. You already had a weak start with Man of Steel, why are you doing this?

Zontar:

tdylan:

"Dawn of Justice" is their "Avengers, Assemble."

But in most of the world it was just "The Avengers". I can't remember any place other then the UK calling it "Avengers, Assemble"

OT: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

*pauses to take a sip of water, leaves to go down for a moment*

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

Why, Warner, why? You already had way too many villains, you already had Wonder Woman, you already announced like 6 movies between this and Justice League (though how many of them are actually made remains to be seen), why would you do this? This is going to be a clear case of Iron Man 2 syndrome, though at least in that case it was enjoyable in the popcorn movie-esk way. You already had a weak start with Man of Steel, why are you doing this?

Trust me even here in the UK we simply call it The Avengers.

OT:
I don't know what to think about this. What is a surfer ment to look like because when I here the word surfer my mind gos strait to the movie Point Break and if they make Aquaman look like Patrick Swayze did in that movie then people will be too busy laughing there arse off to watch the rest of the movie.

Zontar:

tdylan:

"Dawn of Justice" is their "Avengers, Assemble."

But in most of the world it was just "The Avengers". I can't remember any place other then the UK calling it "Avengers, Assemble"

OT: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

*pauses to take a sip of water, leaves to go down for a moment*

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

Why, Warner, why? You already had way too many villains, you already had Wonder Woman, you already announced like 6 movies between this and Justice League (though how many of them are actually made remains to be seen), why would you do this? This is going to be a clear case of Iron Man 2 syndrome, though at least in that case it was enjoyable in the popcorn movie-esk way. You already had a weak start with Man of Steel, why are you doing this?

Trust me even here in the UK we simply call it The Avengers.

OT:
I don't know what to think about this. What is a surfer ment to look like because when I here the word surfer my mind gos strait to the movie Point Break and if they make Aquaman look like Patrick Swayze did in that movie then people will be too busy laughing there arse off to watch the rest of the movie.

Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?

As a person who remembers Jason Momoa's role as Ronon in Stargate Atlantis I just want him to violently punch people.

Okay, let me get this straight, aquaman looks like a surfer?
Let me repeat that, a guy who is the lord of the seas and king of all that lives in the sea, looks like "some Californian beach dude"?

And they have a no-joke policy. This has to be a joke. They cannot be serious.

According to the rumor, it will be revealed that a pod of whales seen by Clark Kent after he falls into the ocean unconscious near the beginning of the film were actually sent by Aquaman to rescue him.

Wait... So they're actually going with the HISHE Aquaman introduction?! HISHE called it?

In any case... WB, you're trying to pull off the Avengers without laying the groundwork first, and I've yet to see anything that makes me feel that you can do it...

He's going to be like a surfer? I thought DC instated a no jokes policy. Pretty sure it's going to be hilarious when aquaman comes in and is all "Yo, villain dude! You're, like, harshing the buzz of these fair citizens, man! That is not bodacious! I will stop you in the name of peace, bro!"

Zontar:

tdylan:

"Dawn of Justice" is their "Avengers, Assemble."

But in most of the world it was just "The Avengers". I can't remember any place other then the UK calling it "Avengers, Assemble"

No, you misunderstand. I'm not saying that it was called "Avengers, Assemble," ANYWHERE in the world. "Avengers, assemble!" Is like their "gathering call," or something. When there was trouble, Ironman (or whomever) would yell "Avengers! Assemble." That's why at the end of "The First Avenger" when they showed that teaser for "The Avengers," they added the message "Some...Assembly...Required."

This is just me thinking that them calling it "Dawn of Justice" is akin to one saying "The Avengers are assembling." This is them saying "this is the dawn of the justice league."

Hey! Maybe Aquaman is "undercover" as a surfer until he finds out what's going on. I think that casting Aquaman as a surfer is the least of this movie's worries.

JenSeven:
Okay, let me get this straight, aquaman looks like a surfer?
Let me repeat that, a guy who is the lord of the seas and king of all that lives in the sea, looks like "some Californian beach dude"?

And they have a no-joke policy. This has to be a joke. They cannot be serious.

Surfers aren't Californian, they are Hawaiian. Big Hawaiians descended from royalty in black shorts who will beat you to a pulp. Think Eddie Aikau, Gerry Lopez, or Duke Kahanamoku and Momoa as a surfer makes sense.

That said Warner Brothers will find a way to fuck it up.

While I do prefer Marvel over DC, I really feel sorry for Aquaman.

There is such potential for him, but he is ridiculed. I liked his portrayal in the Injustice game though.

blackrave:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?

This is the desaturated universe of MoS Superman and the dour, brooding Dark Knight. They don't do comic relief.

Louzerman102:
As a person who remembers Jason Momoa's role as Ronon in Stargate Atlantis I just want him to violently punch people.

As someone who just got done with Atlantis, I want Superman to call him "Chewie" at some point.

I wonder how much other retroactive continuity there will be? Flash was there, but he was too fast to see. Martian Manhunter too, but he was disguised as a random human. Jon Stewart was one of the random soldiers.

Hm, well it's better than a typical blonde white dude.

I was, however, hoping that with the casting of Momoa they'd transform Aquaman in some Polynesian sea-god basically. That'd be fantastically cool. But apparently they're going for something a little more stereotypical. Still, could be worse. Maybe.

Grace_Omega:

As for the design, I'd like them to go the opposite direction and make him look like Thane Krios from Mass Effect. Turn him into an amphibious fish-person, that would be cool.

What? that jawline ain't gonna pay for itself, you know.
How do you expect them to market Aquaman to the new generation of fangirls when he's competing with the likes of Thor and Tony Stark, as a fish person?

How do you expect them to fantasize about that?

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Momoa has openly refused the idea that he's playing Aquaman. He also threatened to hurt people who talk to him about it again. And he's also said he wants to play Lobo.

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I'm sort of hoping he looks somewhat like this, easily my favorite design for Aquaman.
Plus a bloody harpoon for a hand, you can't go wrong with a harpoon for a hand.

I would be amused if Aquaman turns into the the break out character of BvS the same way that the Hulk was in The Avengers.

That scene where Hulk manhandles Loki was the most talked about scene from the movie for a lot of people I know. If they manage to give Aquaman a scene with the same kind of impact his rep could turn around quickly among comic book fans.

C. Cain:

blackrave:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?

This is the desaturated universe of MoS Superman and the dour, brooding Dark Knight. They don't do comic relief...

...intentionally

I doubt Aquaman was ever supposed to be humorous character
but it still happened, I guess due to shit like this
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I know it's from Feed Dump, but still
At this point he would be more useful with machine gun

blackrave:

C. Cain:

This is the desaturated universe of MoS Superman and the dour, brooding Dark Knight. They don't do comic relief...

...intentionally

I doubt Aquaman was ever supposed to be humorous character
but it still happened, I guess due to shit like this


I know it's from Feed Dump, but still
At this point he would be more useful with machine gun

You are entirely correct. Aquaman has inadvertently become something of a walking (swimming?) punchline.
He's supposedly pretty badass in the comics, but for Joe Public he's still en par with Adam West's Batman.

Jason Momoa shirtless can only improve the movie in my opinion

JenSeven:
Okay, let me get this straight, aquaman looks like a surfer?
Let me repeat that, a guy who is the lord of the seas and king of all that lives in the sea, looks like "some Californian beach dude"?

And they have a no-joke policy. This has to be a joke. They cannot be serious.

Uhhh... there's really nothing more I have to say than this.

Can't they just make Aquaman look like... I dunno, Aquaman? Like, I don't even know who they're trying to make this appeal to. Admittedly, I don't follow DC Comics, but they've never made Aquaman look like a surfer, have they?

Racecarlock:
He's going to be like a surfer? I thought DC instated a no jokes policy. Pretty sure it's going to be hilarious when aquaman comes in and is all "Yo, villain dude! You're, like, harshing the buzz of these fair citizens, man! That is not bodacious! I will stop you in the name of peace, bro!"

Surfers apparently not having evolved socially since the 70's. Would be quite a nice idea though, and if DC really thinks making Aquaman a surfer is the way to make him appeal to all dem young kidz they're clearly out of touch enough to make something that inadvertently hilarious.

blackrave:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?

NO JOKES! DC said so because we have to take the man in blue spandex and little red panties and his black-painted bat friend seriously when they recruit the amazonian superhuman and the giant surfer for their treehouse club.

EDIT: Censored by the Redundancy Department of Redundancy.

Ulquiorra4sama:

Racecarlock:
He's going to be like a surfer? I thought DC instated a no jokes policy. Pretty sure it's going to be hilarious when aquaman comes in and is all "Yo, villain dude! You're, like, harshing the buzz of these fair citizens, man! That is not bodacious! I will stop you in the name of peace, bro!"

Surfers apparently not having evolved socially since the 70's. Would be quite a nice idea though, and if DC really thinks making Aquaman a surfer is the way to make him appeal to all dem young kidz they're clearly out of touch enough to make something that inadvertently hilarious.

blackrave:
Anyone else thinks that aquaman will be comic relief character?

NO JOKES! DC said so because we have to take the man in blue spandex and little red panties and his black-painted bat friend seriously when they recruit the amazonian superhuman and the giant surfer for their treehouse club.

EDIT: Censored by the Redundancy Department of Redundancy.

Good point, he should probably stick to more modern surfers.

Like this guy. This guy would be a great aquaman.

"So black manta attacked the city today and his trident was all "WHA POW!" but then I came in and summoned the sharknado, it was all like, sebuagaha!"

Racecarlock:
-Snip that shit-

Well, i... i guess i had too much faith in the surfing community. Although it must be said even that guy left the words "tubular" and "bodacious" out of his (admittedly limited) vocabulary.

Still! If that really should turn out to be an accurate representation of today's surfers Aquaman is definitely going to be inadvertently making people smile or chortle in the theater 'cause the writers think their audience can take that sorta behavior seriously.

This all makes me very curious as to what DC thinks a surfer is like. I hope this rumor turns out to be true just so i can find out.

Now we know what Warner was referring to with their "No Jokes" policy: no matter how ridicule their announcement is, it's not a joke.

I totally forgot about the pod of whales in the beginning of Man of Steel, but I definitely liked that oil platform rescue scene.
I really hope these rumors about NO JOKING EVER and surfer-dude Aquaman don't turn out to be true. You can have an Aquaman who can kick ass and crack wise. That's how I remember the Smallville version, and I believe that's the tone Geoff Johns set for him in the comics.

I like the idea of an non-Aryan Aquaman.

It makes him feel more tied into nature then the westernized Adonis ideal anyway. Kind of like how i like Ultimate Thor feeling more Norse then the Arthurian Shakespeare style he is in marvel canon.

I think it's better for suspension of disbelief. Though it does inevitably piss off purists. Which isn't to say they don't have a point. These stories became famous on the strength of their original premise after all.

So I guess it really comes down to personal preference.

 

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