With a lot of characters rumored to make appearances in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, one of the first DC superheroes to be confirmed was Aquaman.
Set to be played by Jason Momoa, the sea king has often been the butt of jokes both in- and outside of comic book circles, but in recent years, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns took him to new heights in an acclaimed and best-selling run that helped re-establish the character as one of DC's premiere heroes.
When we caught up with Johns last night at the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice premiere, we asked him how big it was for him to finally see a big-screen Aquaman.
"It’s massive," Johns enthused. "Jason [Momoa] and I were talking about Aquaman and I love that people underestimate the character. I feel like hopefully we’ll be able to share the love that we have as readers of the character because the jokes about him are fun, but he’s got so much depth to him, no pun intended. It’s really great to see him finally on the big screen."
Fans will get their first look at Jason Momoa's Aquaman later this week, when Batman V Superman hits theaters.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.