Zack Snyder’s Twitter has revealed the first official image of Jason Momoa as AQUAMAN (who will almost-certainly not be called that, ever) in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE… and holy hell, is it about the worst approach I could’ve imagined…
I’m a Zack Snyder apologist through and through – the guy has amazing chops, and WATCHMEN remains one of the most visually spot-on translation of comics to film. But this Aquaman? Wow. The worst coke-binging money-fight “brainstorming” session at Image Comics circa-1996 couldn’t have yielded such a bad redesign.
I’m actually kind of stunned – it was probably too much to expect anything close to the scale-mail shirt/green pants look, but this literally looks like they just said “add some fish-stuff to the GAME OF THRONES look and give him a trident.”
I get that the DC movies are doing their own thing apart from the “Silver Age with the stupid sanded off” approach Marvel has mined to such success, a mash-up of the broody testosterone-fest still lingering from the Nolan Batman features and “XTREME!!!!!” 90s comics affect that seems to be Snyder’s go-to reference point for the genre.
But… there it is.