While Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm it, Aquaman is almost definitely appearing in a minor role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, played by Jason Momoa. His appearance in this movie is expected to be brief and will set up a larger role in the Justice League film, which is expected to be released in 2017 or 2018. Past rumors have suggested that in Batman v Superman, Aquaman will be upset with Superman for the damage the World Engine caused to the oceans in Man of Steel. And now, we have another report revealing how Aquaman may have been established even before Dawn of Justice, and it also offers potential details on his design in the movie.
According to Schmoes Know, Momoa’s Aquaman will look like “a surfer essentially with tribal tattoos and all that jazz.” No other details are given, but this description isn’t all that shocking, if not vague. The site’s next tidbit is much more interesting, however.
Apparently, after Clark Kent saved the men on the exploding oil rig in Man of Steel and floats unconscious under water, the whales that awaken him were sent by Aquaman to check on his condition. This was actually a popular theory among fans when the film was released last year. Schmoes then speculates that, since Clark’s return to shore wasn’t shown, perhaps it will be shown in Batman v Superman.
Even though Schmoes has a solid track record, it’s best to take this news with a pinch of salt until we receive some confirmation substantiating it. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25th, 2016. A follow-up to Man of Steel, the second installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer.