By: Nick Gambino
On Wednesday Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share a clip from the upcoming Justice League movie.
Working on my birthday 🎉 pic.twitter.com/tLidlUrcyn
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) March 2, 2017
The short clip features Jason Momoa’s Aquaman (AKA Arthur Curry) swimming and suddenly coming to a smooth halt in front of an unnamed figure. The mystery character he’s addressing may be Orm, Aquaman’s nemesis and half-brother played by Patrick Wilson.
Now Orm or, as he’s also known, Ocean Master is supposed to show up in the standalone Aquaman movie due in 2018. So either he makes a brief appearance in Justice League or Aquaman has begun filming. Though the latter is unlikely because there’s been no news of it.
James Wan of Conjuring fame will helm the standalone movie while Zack Snyder is directing Justice League.
With very little revealed of Aquaman this clip offers a glimpse into the aesthetic they’re going for with the King of Atlantis and his underwater world. It’s all very aquatic and graceful which I think pretty much nails it on the head.
DC has struggled to come into their own while trying to copy Marvel’s model, though Justice League does intrigue me. It looks like they’ve listened to some complaints from fans that the movies lack a certain lightness. They are too depressing, too gray, too serious.
Justice League seems to embrace the thrill and exhilaration of being a superhero (thanks mainly to the Flash), something Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were missing.
The trailer shows Bruce Wayne/Batman rounding up the Justice League including Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg to fight some unidentified evil.
Flash is the comic relief, Cyborg is the stern what’s-so-funny guy and Aquaman is the rough-and-tumble badass who makes Batman look like a pansy.
I’ve not given up on DC just yet (and believe me, I have plenty of reason to). As a life-long comic book fan with Batman, Superman and the Flash ranking up there as some of my favorites I hope Justice League gets it right. So far, I like what I’m seeing.
What are your thoughts on this new 5-second clip of Aquaman? Sound off in the comments below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Gambino is a regular script writer and tech beat reporter for NewsWatch. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.