You like news? I like news. I’m also fond of Aquaman. Isn’t that fishy? Or am I just about to enter sharky waters with my terrible waves of comedy?
Let me give you riddle, riddle me this. Riddle me that. Who is the director the DC hero that isn’t a Bat?
– He won’t unite the Furious Seven.
– He wouldn’t have Saw that happened.
– He’s been twice as Insidious.
– He doesn’t have a Death Sentence.
– Have I left you in Dead Silence?
Do you give up? Do you now realise the words in bold relate to the director’s previous works? That’s right I’m talking about James Wan.
Fresh off the success of Furious Seven, Wan has been attached to direct Aquaman with Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones and Conan) as the lead.
For those of you who didn’t know. Aquaman is the king of Atlantis and has the standard array of super strength and endurance like most DC superheroes have. His other special power is to be relevant for nearly 70 years. He also has dominion over everything in the sea, so he can bend sea creatures to his will. He also carries a trident around and at one point during the 90s, had a hook for hand.
He had a sidekick called Aqualad, whose real name was Garth. Though the most popular and recent incarnation came from the Young Justice animated series, this was Kaldur’ahm who was the son of villain Black Manta. He also used to hang with a Dolphin too.
His villain list includes Black Manta (as mentioned), Ocean Master and anyone with a dikslike for the sea, or who enjoys a good tuna sandwich.
After the New 52, Aquaman was almost considered cool by many, thanks to DC’s all-star writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Superman and The Legion of Superheroes).