Ever since the very first DC Universe animated movie, Superman: Doomsday, hit shelves back in 2007, fans have gotten to see most of their favorite heroes save the day, from Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, and recently even The Flash. But there is one we have yet to see take center stage…Aquaman.
Even though he did appear in two DCUA films (Justice League: The New Frontier and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), Aquaman has yet to get his origin story told, that is until now. DC has officially released a small bit of information on the upcoming Aquaman origin movie that was teased at the end of Justice League: War.
During an end-credits scene from the aforementioned Justice League: War, we see Ocean Master (a.k.a. Aquaman’s brother) emerge from the water after the invading forces of Apokolips devastated Earth, carrying a dead older man. He then says “The Surface Dwellers have killed our king. This is an act of war. And they will pay.”
It has been confirmed that this film will take place within the DCUA New 52 universe, which started with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The title, while not confirmed yet, will have ‘Aquaman’ in it and the voice of Orm (Ocean Master) will be played by the wonderful actor and veteran villain voice talent, Sam Witwer, known for his roles on Battlestar Galactica as Lt. Crashdown, Smallville as Davis Bloome/Doomsday, and most recently on Being Human as Aidan Waite.
If the studio plans to base this film on the New 52 Aquaman comic series, then I’ll be very excited, because what Geoff Johns did with this character was amazing. He took a superhero that has been made fun of for years and turned him into such a badass, that no one in their right mind could make fun of him anymore. This is the Aquaman fans have always wanted and this film will hopefully embody that.
Expect more details about this film as we get closer to the release of DC’s next animated feature, Batman: Assault on Arkham, set to release this August. We might even get some info on it during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.