Zack Snyder Defends the Aquaman Character
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.08.2014
“He has the potential to be bad ass…”
In a recent interview with CBS Detroit, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder came to the defense of the Aquaman character after the hosts made fun of Aquaman before Snyder came on the air for an interview. You can listen to the complete interview at the above link.
During the interview, Snyder stated: "You guys were disparaging, a little bit, Aquaman. … I don't want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that, but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, ‘Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Because that seems like what he does. Or fish?' The cool thing with Aquaman is he's Triton, so you have to realize that could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact. That's a thing that's in the canon. He's super strong because, of course, he can exist at these super deep depths. So when he comes up here, he's crazy strong. Anyway, not to say he's in my movie or anything like that, but he has the potential to be bad ass, that's all I'm saying."
According to previous reports, Jason Momoa is set to portray the King of Atlantis, Aquaman (aka Arthur Curry), in the film and a later Justice League sequel. Based on the interview, it sounds like Snyder is not doing a very good job of trying to hide the fact that Aquaman is in the film. As I recall, he also avoided saying Zod was in Man of Steel for some time as well.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is now due out on March 25, 2016.