Okay, so Aquaman isn’t the most uh… well-respected member of the DC comic universe. In fact, he’s become a bit of a joke for many fans, mostly due to his notoriety for not being all that cool. Fortunately for the character, and us fans who have a soft spot in our hearts for the Aquatic Ace, that changed a bit when Geoff Johns was handed the reins and crafted a pretty sweet solo title as part of DC’s New 52 series. Now, that change from lame to totally hip may continue further, as it looks like the character will be getting an animated feature from Warner Bros.
Recently a fan tweeted at DC comics and Johns to make his desire for an animated Aquaman feature public. Check out Johns’ reply below.
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) August 10, 2013
I like the idea of a full Aquaman feature, as it could definitely expose people to the character in ways that can crush their current stereotypes. If the movie is done well, that could also open the door to Aquaman being part of the live-action DC cinematic universe, which would add a welcome dimension to that world. Plus, the character is perfect for Ryan Gosling to play, so the more chances we have to see him in a superhero film, the better.
We obviously still don’t have any word on a voice cast, director, or even a plot for the movie. All we’re working off here is Johns’ Tweet. But if there’s someone who would know if an Aquaman feature is coming, Johns would be that guy. Also, it would make sense that the movie will be based on Johns’ work with the character, especially since Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox introduced an animated version of the New 52.
We’ll keep you updated as more information on the movie comes in, but for now, I just hope it shows that the vast powers of Aquaman are very far from useless.