Aqualad Emoji Leads To Speculation He's In Aquaman Sequel
Is Aqualad going to be introduced to the DC Movie Universe? DC fans are buzzing with speculation that it's happening after an Aqualad Emoji started appearing on social media in the last day or so. Jason Momoa's Aquaman movie sequel - Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - is currently in production, and the theory is that DC and Warner Bros. released this Aqualad Emoji in order to establish the character's presence before his big debut in Aquaman 2 next year. Aqualad's star has risen pretty high in the last few decades, and it seems like he's long overdue for the big screen.
Check out what DC fans are saying about the possibility of Aqualad in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
New #DCFanDome hashtag emojis have arrived #Aquaman #Aqualad#BlackAdam #TheBatman #Batwoman#DCLeagueOfSuperPets #TheFlash#GothamKnights#SuicideSquadgame #Robin #YoungJustice
How many more can you find?— Fandom (@getFANDOM) October 8, 2021
The fact that the Aqualad Emoji matches the Aquaman movie Emoji is pretty compelling evidence. The fact that it is being included in the DC Fandome 2021 lineup - where Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will reveal its first look - is also pretty compelling evidence that one of the big reveals will be the casting of Aqualad.prevnext
Who Is Aqualad?
#Aqualad emoji has been activated 🤔
Are we getting Aqualad in Aquaman 2 ?
Aqualad is the name of multiple DC characters with different origins. A next generation superhero with similar powers as Aquaman.#AquamanIlFilm #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/bdjjxInNuM— DC World Telugu (@DCWorldTelugu) October 8, 2021
The question "Who Is Aqualad?" actually has something of a complicated answer. There have multiple versions of the character in different formats that have each become popular. Aquaman 2 has some critical choices to make...prevnext
Jackson Hyde FTW
#Aqualad has a emoji which is the same as #Aquaman 2 emoji. Could this mean that he is in Aquaman 2 ?!?! Fingers crossed for Jackson Hyde. If he is in it then his origin has to be changed if you know. 👀 pic.twitter.com/0wZxQOxxnx— Kevin Yu 🍥 (@KevinYu1218) October 8, 2021
The modern Aqualad is Jackson Hyde, aka Kaldur'ahm. He's gained mainstream fame thanks to DC Animated series Young Justice, his openly LGBTQ+ status, and has being upgraded to the title of Aquaman in the comics. Giving Jackson Hyde a movie adaptation seems a logical next step - and a smart one for the Aquaman movie franchise. Kaldur is both the son of Black Manta and connected to Mera, making him a perfect fit for the film series' Shakespearean family drama.prevnext
It's Gotta Be Garth
If #Aqualad is gonna be #Aquaman 2, I’m really hoping they use Garth first. pic.twitter.com/wEcGfRrNip— Francine 🏳️🌈 Read The Flash (@franciscoaallen) October 8, 2021
The original Aqualad who debuted in 1960s DC Comics was "Garth." Aquaman's original plucky sidekick later evolved in the hero Tempest, developing mystical abilities suited for his Atlantean world. While Jackson has the advantage of recent popularity, die-hard DC fans may be hoping Aquaman 2 honors the character's history in proper order...prevnext
Who You Got?
Came outta nowhere but #aqualad has a hashtag so like kings coming back to feed us pic.twitter.com/lbqjTpGkNv— Bailey🪐⭐️💫 (@bailey_unknown) October 8, 2021
Are you leaning toward Team Jackson Hyde or Team Garth?prevnext
Who Gonna Play Him?
Ok, who's gonna be playing #Aqualad ?— El Cucuy Roja (@NogoodChuck2) October 8, 2021
The man deserves respect and attention pic.twitter.com/2iSGniPyxG
No matter which version of Aqualad they go with, DC fans are going to want a quality actor to play him.prevnext
Need This Scene!
if aqualad is gonna be in aquaman he gottta recreate this scene someway somehow #Aqualad pic.twitter.com/9BpdNS5OVF— Angel Beast😈👿😈 (@Reggieasylum69P) October 8, 2021
The Young Justice story arc that saw (Spoilers) Jackson's Aqualad go undercover as Black Manta's (his father) protege was too good not to use in a live-action movie.prevnext
The Kaldur Supremacy
#aqualad JACKSON HYDE IS COMING TO THE BIG SCREENS OMG ??? pic.twitter.com/IfGSUTJvQP— jayannd’r 🦇 (@KORYSCHANEL) October 8, 2021
#Aqualad got an emjoi, Kaldur in Aquaman 2, Kaldur getting an ongoing, Kaldur in Young Justice, it's his time, let's get it pic.twitter.com/ogcuNNBXzv— (INSERT BLACK CHARACTER) Deserves Better (@GL2814_3) October 8, 2021
No offense to Garth, but the momentum is clearly with Kaldur / Jackson right now.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be in theaters on December 16, 2022.prev