FIRST LOOK

First Look: Jason Momoa as Aquaman from 'Batman v. Superman'

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February 19, 2015

Aquaman

We've already seen Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and of course, Henry Cavill as Superman. And now director Zack Snyder has given us another glimpse into the world of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice by posting the first image of Jason Momoa as the first big screen version of Aquaman. Snyder made the reveal on Twitter, just like he did with the Batmobile and the first photo of the new Batman, and this time the photo comes with the curious tagline of "Unite the seven." Could this be referring to the seven members of Justice League or maybe the seven relics of Atlantis? We're not sure.

Here's the first photo of Jason Momoa as Aquaman from Zack Snyder's Twitter:

Aquaman

Again, we're not sure what the tagline means. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and Green Lantern make for seven members of Justice League. But in the comics, there's also a storyline concerning items known as the seven relics of Atlantis. But something like that sounds a little too similar to the Infinity Gauntlet storyline that Marvel Studios is building up to, so I'm not sure that's correct either. Surely there are better educated Aquaman fans who can speculate a little better. Otherwise, I have to say, Momoa looks bad ass as Aquaman, even if he still looks like a Dothraki from "Game of Thrones."

Zack Snyder's sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the DC Comics Universe will bring back Henry Cavill as Superman and introduce Ben Affleck as Batman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fisburne and Diane Lane are all reprising their roles from Man of Steel, while more new additions include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. There have also been rumblings of Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa also has some sort of role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next spring, March 25th, 2016.

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  • Zade_92
    I'm pleased! this is the bad ass Aquaman the world needs to see!
  • Jonathan
    Doesn't really look like Aquaman.
    • The_New_leconfidant
      Yeah, I was really hoping we'd see something more like this!
      • Jonathan
        Haha...maybe something in the middle.
      • David Diaz
        Thanks for that. Made my morning. First thing my co-worker said when I showed him Momoa was "Hey, he needs his orange shirt and he better talk to fish" So I sent him this.
        • Akirakorn
          Well, Orange is the New Black!
    • Miguel Garay Boszeta
      Yeah, and I'm very ok with that.
  • Mike McMeans
    Looks great!!
  • Jon Odishaw
    7 seas?
  • Reznik
    Looks fine but what is Zack Snyder's problem with color?
    • NicelyBuilt
      iFive!
  • Transmillion
    Wonder what his civilian self will look like
    • Robert V Frazier
      He doesn't have one. He's king of Atlantis. About as uncivilian as it gets.
  • IamSlave
    Gotta admit, that looks pretty badass.
  • DAVIDPD
    Unite the 7? Oh...7 Seas...LOL. Looks cool. "MERMAN!!!"
    • Jonathan
      I thought the seven was referring to the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg?), like they're really selling the multiple heroes thing?
  • redskulllives
    That pentadent is boss
  • ari smulders
    I am the only one who feels this is going to be one big mess of characters onley to build a universe of storylines? O yeah it was this movie which is delayed for a year and now we now the reason, to introduce more characters, so the original script is altered to make it possible! Omg! It will be one big pile of cgi with no connection and no empathy for who will be killed!
    • Dominic
      it will be DC trying to brand themselves with more serious characters , and cutting back on the humor
  • Jamie
    Cyborg wasn't a founding member. In fact, isn't Cyborg a Teen Titan? Should be Martian Manhunter As long as they're changing stuff at this late date, why not change it and make it right? But I have to admit, this Aquaman is bad ass.
  • HerCar
    Very good !!
  • OfficialJab
    Looks like he's from that Clash of the Titans movie. The armor is really cool.
  • Elias JĂșnior
    ...
    • TheOct8pus
      Totally.
  • Rick Don
    Unite the seven.... seas perhaps? The seven major seas of the world.
  • avconsumer2
    Whoa. Aquaman commands much more respect these days it seems.
  • TheOct8pus
    For some reason, this comes to mind:
  • Al Apone
    Dude looks like he's been watching Predator too much.
  • TXSteadyEddie
    I like the armor and the triton but nothing else.
  • Steven
    I like Momoa, but not feeling the vibe. Might be superhero burnt out setting in.
  • theslayer5150
    Interesting to be sure. Everyone says they like his armor. I only see one shoulder guard and two forearm gauntlets. Everything else is tribal tattoos. He certainly won't be blending in to the rest of the world. Looks more like Sons of Anarchy meets Free Willy. Anyway, it has peaked my curiosity.
    • OfficialJab
      Piqued? Unless your curiosity is as high as it gets!
      • theslayer5150
        For this movie, yes my curiosity is as high as it can get.
        • Dominic
          Peaked would be at the top ; Piqued is more of a small interest in a thing ... the tattoos apparently to simulate scales ... .. Maybe he can swim faster without the left shoulder armor , but would need it on the sword arm while fighting underwater ... saves $ in the costume dept ...
  • NicelyBuilt
    Is it too much to ask for a little bit of color (Not a Schumacherian pallete, of course), or even some blonde hair for chrissakes?
    • ColtNoir
      it looks to be blond highlights, but I agree, I really wish the promos weren't afraid to show some color. The WW costume/promo is really lacking - just looks boring.
    • Dominic
      why would you have color under the sea ? Would make the Defender of Atlantis be an easy target , wouldn't it ? .... Going for the more-reality based superhero movie , Hollywood is now ...
  • capitandelespacio
    Unite the seven: 1- Colours of the Rainbow 2- Snow White's Dwarves 3- Capital Sins 4- Soldiers of Victory (cookie for the one who gets the quote) 5- Academy Police Movies
    • TheOct8pus
      6. Sins 7. Samurai 8. Winds 9. Reindeer 10. Continents
      • DAVIDPD
        11. Hamburgers 12. Chilidogs 13. Hot wings 14. Tamales 15. Caramel Corn Mmm...
  • Brian Sleider
    I have not seen Him in GoT but I have seen every thing else, and every thing he does is pretty much Ronin from StarGate: Atlantis. Is that the fit For AquaMan?
    • avconsumer2
      He's kind of a lot more badass in GoT, doesn't even speak "English". Typecast... ok yeah... buuuut... he does seem to have some chops. I do imagine he grows weary of the eyeliner / eye shadow though.
  • timnimbus
    Seven seas?
    • Miguel Garay Boszeta
      I thought that too.
  • Matt Khourie
    Still Drogo. Still a boss.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    But tridents do not have five horns?
  • Patrick
    This is all I can think of.
  • TyeFighterPilot
    The pressure is on DC to make something happen on the big screen. Man of Steel wasn't bad. Although It couldn't touch any of the recent Batman movies. Green Lantern was garbage. Avengers already set it off. They need this to be great.
  • ErrorSapiens
    oh but wait ! Batman has not got 1 atom of super in him Flash! And even Cyborg is pushing it..

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