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Friday, February 20, 2015

First Look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in BATMAN V SUPERMAN


All those jokes about how lame Aquaman is?  Yeah, not so funny anymore.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder went on his Twitter account late last night and posted the first official look at Jason Momoa as DC Comics superhero Aquaman.  Here's Snyder's post...


The "Unite the Seven" tagline and hashtag is most likely a reference to the seven members of the Justice League coming together in the film, which means we will most likely see additional teaser photos of The Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg along with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Momoa's Aquaman costumes appears to be based on the long-haired, bearded warrior design from the 1994-2001 Aquaman comic book series originated by writer Peter David and artists Martin Egeland and Jim Calafiore.

The 34-year-old actor is best known as Khal Drogo on the HBO series Game of Thrones and as Ronon Dex on Stargate: Atlantis. Momoa also portrayed the lead role of Conan in the 2011 remake of Conan the Barbarian. He joins Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Ray Fisher as Cyborg/Victor Stone.

Created by Paul Norris in 1941's More Fun Comics #73, Aquaman is a founding member of the Justice League whose Atlantean mother fell in love with a lighthouse keeper named Tom Curry. Discovering as a youth that he could survive underwater and communicate telepathically with sea life, Arthur Curry eventually used his superhuman strength and swimming speed to become the defender of Earth's oceans and often assuming his destiny as the King of Atlantis.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 25, 2016.

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