For Aquaman, I envision somebody is a bit rough around the edges and not too comfortable dealing with humans. Maybe he's a little resentful about the way humans are treating the planet, more importantly the ocean. So he's reluctant to join the League. Maybe he and Wonder Woman become friends?
Well with Aquaman, he would spend most of his time in the ocean. That is where he is most comfortable with. His kingdom. So with Diana, I see him having something in common which is what you want to do in movies, link the characters and build bases upon which to build. Both come from mystical places. So they are very much outsiders in the world of man and not so comfortable around them. But with Batman and Superman they would have a united cause in a better world. A lot will come down to the script and director and also the cast. It needs the right touch. Not just pretty faces but somebody who embodies the role. Especially with somebody like Wonder Woman which in the wrong hands can become laughable. Same with Green Lantern. WB can throw all the famous actors they want at a movie and beef it up with a big budget but it needs way more than that. You need the right people in the movie. We saw how wrong they got it in Superman Returns and Green Lantern. There was no chemistry. Nothing binding the characters on screen.
I think Aquaman should basically be the water version of Swamp Thing. The god of seas. They should establish that kind of identity in the comics. I think the Johns comic is decent, but it's a bit generic. Not a whole lot of it is particularly unique to Aquaman as a character.
Frankly I think hus powers are fine the way they are. He's already pretty formidable on land, and in the water he's just a beast. I know as people we see the world revolving more around ourselves and therefore land. But over 2/3 of the earth is covered by water. And in the water not many people can really mess with him
I still think WB dropped the ball on the Aquaman series the pilot was awesome.
They could also make a high quality animated film for Aquaman, it would be much cheaper and if successful they could then go into a proper live action movie, The thing is Marvel could make a Namor film, noway is he as cool as Aqua but they would at least make the first under the sea superhero film, then DC come out with Aquaman and its not unique anymore, people will just look at Aqua and say its ripping off Namor, thats why I hope after Justice League Aquaman is the first hero out of the blocks for a solo film, Aquaman can be a superstar!
Blasphemy I say, blasphemy!Namor's a poor man's Aquaman at best. Regardless of the fact he was created first.
Regardless of Marvel's constant sidelining of the character (joining the X-Men, what?) he still is awesome. I don't find Aquaman as compelling. I thought the pilot for 'Mercy Reef' was good, and I have no doubt that an interesting flick could be made off of him but as of now? I don't get the attraction. The SWORD OF ATLANTIS series Busiek did was a hundred times better than what Johns is doing now.
Last edited by Flash Gordon; 11-04-2012 at 10:26 PM.