Last night Zack Snyder, who’s currently directing the Justice League prologue movie Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, posted a picture of Jason Momoa all dressed up as the king of Atlantis himself – Aquaman. And he looks scary good.
Right off the bat, it has to be said. Jason Momoa is already delivering a level of awesome to Aquaman that the character has never even remotely seen before. He just jumps off the poster, menacing and powerful.
But there are a few things I feel the need to point out. The first being that his hair, which is traditionally blonde in the comics and cartoons, is definitely not blonde here. Although the picture is quite desaturated in color, his hair is noticeably very dark and matted. But interestingly, there are what appear to be highlights running through it. Are these died blonde? Merely sun-kissed? Old age? Or a trick of the light?
The trident is more of a… pentadent. It has five spikes as apposed to the obvious three. But this is what Aquaman has been using in the New 52 comics recently, so it makes sense.
I love the scale tattoos. The tattoos in general are very Pacific Islander-esque and that’s very cool. He looks very tough.
Notice how they kept his symbol on his belt buckle, although slightly warped from an “A” to more of a boomerang shape.
And now there’s the obvious question: “What does UNITE THE SEVEN mean?” The way I see it there are three possible answers. The most obvious being that he, as King of Atlantis and the seven seas, must unite the seven seas. But it could also be translated into him having to unite the seven heroes, the pantheon of DC Comics finest, for the Justice League movie (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter/Cyborg/Shazam).
But as far as I can tell nobody’s figured out what it really means. Aquaman is on a mission to unite the seven Dragon Balls!