Check Out A Photo Of Aquaman From Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.16.2014
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TV Guide has revealed the first photo for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. The movie will look at the origin of Aquaman. The character was revamped in 2011 as part of DC's "New 52", which showed his leadership and strength in addition to his ability to talk to fish. The film will be released early next year on DVD, Blu-ray, digital and on-demand. It follows a comic story about Atlantis declaring war on the surface world. In a change that isn't in the comic, the film will also look at how Arthur Curry discovers his heritage. When the movie starts, he doesn't know he's the heir to Atlantis.
Supervising producer James Tucker said: "We meet him at a low point in his life. He's a little bit lost. His father has died and he's always been an outsider, so the one person who had his back is now gone. When that Atlanteans instigate incidents to escalate a war with the surface world, he doesn't yet know who he is. As he discovers his true history he's going to have a lot of choices to make. It's definitely about him finding his own path. A lot of times with Aquaman people just focus on his powers and their opinion of them as being lame — which I don't believe — and that's all they think of him. Hopefully we've made him a person in people's eyes first. And then the powers and the telepathy with fish and all that can be put in perspective."
Aquaman himself will be voiced by Matt Lanter (90210, Star-Crossed, Star Wars: the Clone Wars). It's a continuation of Justice League: War and features a voice cast that includes Jason O'Mara (Batman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Christopher Gorham (the Flash), Sean Astin (Shazam), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman) and Jerry O'Connell (Superman). Sam Witwer (Being Human) will play Aquaman's brother Orm, who is the reason Atlantis is going to war. Sumalee Montano (Katana in Beware the Batman) will play Mera, Aquaman's future queen.
Character designer Phil Bourassa will also be back. His look for Aquaman was inspired by the new comic created by DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.
Tucker added: "He's got a little bit of a surfer dude quality in that his hair's a little unruly, but he's got the stature and nobility that people expect from Aquaman."