Zack Snyder Felt Compelled to Defend Aquaman on Detroit Radio
We've heard that "Game of Thrones" and Conan the Barbarian star Jason Momoa will be playing Aquaman in the forthcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but due to the shroud of secrecy surrounding the film, that has yet to be officially confirmed. However, CBS Detroit (via SlashFilm) reported that for some reason, director Zack Snyder felt some sort of inherent need to call in to a Detroit radio station to defend the honor of the underwater superhero from DC Comics. This isn't a prank call as it has been confirmed the director really called in to this radio station, and he had a juicy defense of Aquaman.
You can listen to the segment right here, but this is what Snyder had to say:
"You guys were disparaging, a little bit, Aquaman…I don’t want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, “Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Cause that seems like what he does. Or fish?” The cool thing with Aquaman is his trident, so you have to realize that it could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact. That’s a thing that’s in the canon. He’s super strong cause of course he can exist at these super deep depths so when he comes up here he’s crazy strong. Anyway, not to say he’s in my movie or anything like that but he has the potential to be bad ass, that’s all I’m saying."
So that's Snyder not officially saying that Aquaman is in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that if he ever did come in contact with Superman, he could peel the flesh off his bones with his trident. Considering Superman has two weaknesses, kryptonite and magic (no that's not a joke), that would imply that the trident likely has some kind of fantastical powers, which adds a whole new element to the DC Comics cinematic universe. But again, Aquaman may not be in the movie at all. Or he totally could be. And Jason Momoa is probably playing him. Or maybe not. What do you think?