Zack Snyder set Detroit radio Dj’s straight about Aquaman yesterday. On his way to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set, the director tuned into an Aquaman trash talking session by CBS Detroit radio DJ’s about how the character could even be included in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The DJ’s were taking pot shots at the King of Atlantis, after hearing rumors that the film would include Aquaman. Zack, willing to debate and sway popular judgment, called in to give the station his take on how Aquaman could be quite an amazing addition. I, for one, am starting to get a little worried for the film. Things never end up well when the superheroes are piled into one film. Joss Whedon is one of the few directors who have been able to make this formula succeed. They have added Wonder Woman, and have hinted at the possibility of including an adult Dick Grayson. Does that mean that we will see Robin? I don’t think so, my guess is that we will see Nightwing. I do not have an issue with finally getting a live action Nightwing. For months now, it has been widely speculated that the role of Aquaman will be filled in by the likes of Jason Momoa. This selection would possibly reshape Aquaman as we know him. Fans feel that he would not be good for the role, stating that Momoa just doesn’t fit Aquaman’s image. Aquaman is a clean-cut blonde-headed pretty-boy. Momoa has a more rugged appearance. I am not completely opposed to Momoa filling the role Aquaman. I think that he could bring a more realistic look to the Atlantean. You can listen to Snyder’s call to CBS for yourself here. Here is the transcript from the call:
Zack Snyder: I’m on my way to set right now, and I was listening to you guys on the radio. And … you guys were disparaging (a little bit) Aquaman, just a teensy… I mean it didn’t feel like hatred. DJ: Yeah, we were questioning why he was involved. I don’t want to give anything away about the movie, or anything like that. But, Aquaman hassome cool abilities that I think people are like, “Oh what does he talk to animals, because that seems like what he does, or fish or whatever?” The cool thing is, with Aquaman his trident (people don’t realize this) that could cut the flesh of Superman, if they come in contact. That’s a thing that’s in the canon. He’s super strong. Because of course he can exist at these super deep depths. So when he comes up here he’s crazy strong. Not to say he’s in my movie, or anything like that. He has the potential to be badass. That’s all I’m saying.
Here is a quick rundown of some of Aquaman’s abilities: At the very bottom of the ocean, the pressure is eight tons per square inch, and for those of you who don’t know, Atlantis is at the very bottom of the ocean. Atlantis is Aquaman’s kingdom. Meaning that every square inch of Aquaman’s body is pushing against eight tons of pressure daily. Aquaman is in great physical shape for an Atlantian, and he was physically active practically from birth, giving him an amazing physique, even for an Atlantian. With that much pressure bearing down on him, he possesses vast superhuman strength and speed on land as well. Now, he’s not as strong as Wonder Woman or Superman, but he could probably hold his own in a fight against them if he fought smart. Aquaman is nowhere near as fast as The Flash, but he can probably run several hundred miles per hour on land. Also, his reflexes are superhumanly developed. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.