At NYCC the new DC animated feature Justice League: Throne of Atlantis was surrounded by a lot of buzz. A new exclusive clip was shown during the DC animated panel and then thanks to DC All Access it was posted online for everyone not in attendance to enjoy. Seeing Arthur Curry brooding and confiding in a lobster was great. After receiving a beat down AC picks up the lobster and gets ready for an Aquaman style retaliation.
In Throne of Atlantis Aquaman will be voiced by Matt Lanter who previously lent his voice to Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker. When asked in an interview about how it was to play Aquaman he said, “It’s great, it’s fun. It’s been a new thing for me because, to be quite honest, I wasn’t real familiar with Aquaman or the comics of the past. So, it’s been a new venture for me. I love being in this kind of world. I think it’s fun, it’s imaginative, it’s exciting, it’s a rush. So to be part of it and kind of get to bring this to life — especially since I feel like we have an opportunity to make Aquaman cool — has been a fun challenge.”
Also present during the interview writer Heath Corson was asked about how he planned on adapting Geoff Johns’ event. He replied, “It’s always about story. You’ve got to tell a good story. You need to be clear, concise, and interesting. The story of the comic series is not the story in the movie because we have a different character of Aquaman.” Corson continued, “We have Arthur Curry who doesn’t know he’s this guy. He hasn’t taken on the mantle of Aquaman yet. So it’s a very different story, it’s a different guy.”
Personally, I’ve always been a fan of any animated project that DC gets their hands on. DC has been hitting the nail on the head for years. From Under the Red Hood to all the DC Showcase shorts, animation is clearly something that DC does with ease. More recently things have started to get a little darker and a little more adult. Justice League: War, Son of Batman, and Assault on Arkham are all well written and the character work is flawless. Not to mention all previous mentioned titles are sitting on my DC shelf. It appears as though Justice League: Throne of Atlantis is going to continue in classic DC fashion.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be out in early 2015
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