Before he heads up his own solo pic, Aquaman is slated to make his big screen debut in Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up blockbuster, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Yesterday saw the director drop the first Aquaman poster online via Twitter and naturally, this broke the Internet. The poster depicts a hulking Jason Momoa as the titular man. Decked out in tattoos and clutching a five-pronged fork with the words “Unite the seven” in block caps boldly displayed across the image, it harks back to the actor’s stint as Khal Drogo on Game Of Thrones.
The biggest cypher that fans have taken to with great vigor though is the phrase “unite the seven.” Currently, there’s two schools of thought emerging thus far on what those three words mean. One idea posits that Snyder and co. are referring to “the seven seas” of the world, which Aquaman will presumably bring together.
In discussing this first idea, the folks over at Badass Digest have divulged a few snippets of information surrounding the aquatic king’s onscreen debut. According to the the fan outlet, if this is the case, and Aquaman is going to be tending to that mission in BvS, then it will require a lot of additional work:
The problem with this is that, as of the shooting script, that was not even remotely the case. As of the shooting script Aquaman is barely even present, showing up only in a survey of metahumans by Lex Luthor and then again at the very ending, when Batman recruits him for the Justice League (see: Dawn of Justice as the title).
Now, it’s possible that as shooting has gone on and as the Justice League script has come into shape that something has been added to BvS. In the script Aquaman and Flash really just have cameos, but perhaps having the actors available and knowing where they’re going in the future has allowed Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio to add in some tidbits about the future movies. Maybe the Aquaman movie will be about Aquaman uniting the undersea kingdoms. But in BvS? No way.
A cameo? It’s not out of the realms of possibility for Momoa’s character to be merely hinted at in BvS. Rival studio Marvel has plans for similar introductions to newly-emerging characters. For example, before we see a standalone Black Panther movie, we’ll be introduced to him in Captain America: Civil War.
Also, it makes sense to not bombard the audience – not all of whom are comic book buffs – with a gallery of new faces and names to learn. A small part would serve as a tasty intro. Indeed, it would for all the members of the Justice League, who will unite on the big screen for Justice League: Part One in November 2017. So, of course, “unite the seven” could also be referring to those guys.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th, 2016 and Aquaman lands on July 27th, 2018. Tell us, what do you think “unite the seven” is referring to?