Following Aquaman making over $1 billion at the box office back in December 2018, Warner Bros. looked to expand what you might call the “Aqua-verse” earlier last year. The world of Aquaman is expanding in a big way. Now, we are getting a proper sequel to the Jason Momoa-led film, a spin-off centered on The Trench, and an animated series coming to HBO Max; Aquaman: King of Atlantis . Aquaman director James Wan will be involved in all three DC projects and now details are starting to take shape about the planned animated series.
HBO Max has officially announced the debut of Aquaman: King of Atlantis. It has finally shared a first look image at its new upcoming DC animated series on Wednesday. It’s been over a year since we first heard about Aquaman: King of Atlantis, but it appears the series is alive and well. The three-episode series hails from executive producers James Wan, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear , Rob Hackett and Sam Register . The animator Victor Courtright (Thundercats Roar) and screenwriter Marly Halpern-Graser (Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers for the animated mini-series.
A newly released image from the series shows a more stylized version of Arthur and Meera as they prepare for a showdown in Atlantis. Judging by the look of the animated characters, the storyline will most likely take on a more light-hearted, comical tone.
The character, created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, first appeared in More Fun Comics issue #73. Later, he would appear in the cartoon show; The Super Friends. The show ran from 1973 to 1985. He was voiced by Norman Alden and William Callaway. Matt Lanter played the voice of Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. As for who will be providing the voices in Aquaman: King of Atlantis, that is unclear at this time.
There’s still no debut date announcement, but at least we finally have confirmation that the series is indeed still in the works.