I will laugh my ass off if Jason Momoa gets a bleached blond mop-top. It’ll be amazing.
Anyway, it looks like DC’s tired of all the “Sea-man” jokes in pop-culture, so ahead of Arthur Curry’s live-action debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Cameos, they’re putting out this animated origin story positioning him as the only water-breathing guy who can stop a war between humans and undersea warriors. So he’s like Ed Harris in The Abyss, but with hair.
The only real groaner – I can forgive an undersea guy for mistaking Batman for a guy with powers – is the way Aquaman gets his name. Seriously, it’s dumb. But now that it’s happened here, maybe Zack Snyder won’t use the idea. We can but hope.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist