The Aquaman marketing machine is in full swing! Aquaman has been known to ride a giant seahorse from time to time and has been mocked for it many times in the past. However, just like the filmmakers endeavored to make Aquaman cool by casting Jason Momoa, they have also tried to make the concept of the Sea Horse cool and exciting by making it a sea dragon.
Producer Peter Safran had this to say:
The idea was to turn on its head the idea of Aquaman riding a seahorse, take something for which he was mocked and turn it into something terrifying and impressive. He’s a Xebellian
creature but I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Arthur on one at some point…
The fierce-looking sea dragon is said to be ridden by the people of Xebel — one of the seven underwater kingdoms of Atlantis. Mera (Amber Heard) is a warrior from the Xebel, which is led by King Nereus (Dolph Lundgren).
Aquaman is set to be released December 21, 2018
Directed by James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman