Warner Bros. are doing everything that they can to move away from the relative disaster that was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even though the movie was met with very poor reactions from fans and critics, Zack Snyder was already neck deep in pre-production on Justice League, so he is currently directing that movie as well in London. Thanks to some recent set visits, we learned a lot about the upcoming superhero team up, and the DC Extended Universe goods seem to keep on coming.
Some brand new photos from the Justice League set have surfaced on Twitter, finally giving us a look at Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman in his own environment. Kind of. A series of photos featuring Momoa as the Atlantean God show him in his full costume and makeup, hanging out in a pool and surrounded by a whole bunch of green screens. Given the nature of Aquaman, it was already pretty much a sure thing that many of his scenes will be effects heavy, but these photos paint a good picture of just how true that really is.
Outside of all the green screen, we get to see Momoa in what looks to be a somehow faithful yet very modern Aquaman costume. He is sporting some pretty cool, yet sparse armor, a bunch of scaley, tribal tattoos and of course, his trident. In one of the photos it looks like Aquaman is about to stab something with it, as Snyder and a whole team of divers who are in the pool with Momoa look on. One of the more fun pictures though is one that was taken of Momoa’s face, hanging on the edge of the pool between takes. He is winking to the camera as if to say “Yes, this is cool and I know that you know it is cool. Aquaman is no longer lame. You’re welcome.”
Along with the handful of Aquaman photos that surfaced, a piece of Justice League concept art also came to light and features the aforementioned Atlantean as well as Batman, Superman (who is super dead right now), Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg. A massive pile of information came out last week after the set visits to Justice League took place, and it has led to a renewed optimism on the part of fans, as it looks like Warner Bros. and Snyder heard the outcry and are doing their best to course correct. Here is the official synopsis that was released for Justice League.
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Aquaman has been the subject of a lot of ridicule for years, because the more classic version of the character was a bit of a boy scout, looked a little ridiculous and had, at least on the surface, a lame set of powers. However, DC has revamped the character in recent years and Momoa playing him should be enough to convince anyone that this isn’t going to be your old man’s Aquaman. The character is set to appear in Justice League, followed by his solo film in 2018, which is being directed by James Wan. Justice League is set for a November 17, 2017 release. Be sure to check out the new Aquaman set photos below.
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BREAKING: First look at Aquaman on the set of Justice League! pic.twitter.com/3GWl0E7HO4
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What’s up Aquaman? pic.twitter.com/nrUXj5pdVW
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