#1 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4960 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Basically sounds like when he adds him to the movie he'll give him justice

#6 Edited by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

yea would love an abyss setting Aquaman movie. Can't he mind control people now tapping further down into their brains. That and the Strength/durability/leaping/trident maybe some atlantean magic

#7 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5321 posts) - - Show Bio

He sounds like a typical whining fanboy. I mean really? Calling a radio station to defend Aquaman? Its not like someone was making fun of his kids or wife/girlfriend. Aquaman will always be looked at like a joke. Sure his new comic has made him a little more popular but the general public could care less. He'll always be associated with Superfriends ala the guy who can talk to fish and ride a giant seahorse.

#8 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4960 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Edited by SilverPool (2256 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Edited by DianaXKal (511 posts) - - Show Bio

It isn't so much that Aquaman needed to be defended, but if you're like me, mass ignorance takes me to my breaking point. Which is why I really don't like forums.

#14 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6366 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome.

#15 Posted by longbowhunter (7717 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been able to wrap my head around the whole Aquaman is a joke mentality. He's the king of the f*#king sea! Literally rules 70% of the planet we live on. As for his recent comic incarnation giving him more credibility, I don't get that either. I read Aquaman books before and after the New 52 and he's the same character in both instances.

#16 Edited by Saint_Wildcard (12037 posts) - - Show Bio

Zack is love, Zack is life

#17 Posted by MaccyD (5111 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it him or Goyer that called Martian Manhunter a lame superhero and should never be on film?

#18 Posted by MaccyD (5111 posts) - - Show Bio

@lone_wolf_and_cub: It sounds more like a teaser that Aquaman will appear in a film of his (if you look at the conservation).

#19 Posted by BlackWind (7202 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: @silverpool: @longbowhunter: @maccyd: @captainmarvel4ever: Don't listen to him. He just likes to make his token "lol Aquaman" jokes. Nothing to see.

Also Longbowhunter: The Aquaman is a joke thing just comes from people who don't think for twelve seconds and instead let their minds go straight to what they heard on Big Bang Theory.

#20 Posted by Spidey_Jackson (2777 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by ScouterV (1746 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been able to wrap my head around the whole Aquaman is a joke mentality. He's the king of the f*#king sea! Literally rules 70% of the planet we live on. As for his recent comic incarnation giving him more credibility, I don't get that either. I read Aquaman books before and after the New 52 and he's the same character in both instances.

Lots of people don't read comics, but watch/watched cartoons.

Lots of people remember the Super-Friends.

Enough said.

#23 Posted by MaccyD (5111 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (12592 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: I feel the exact same way as you do, not too happy with Snyder overall but he has earned some respect in my book for calling in like that. Viva la Aquaman!

#25 Posted by longbowhunter (7717 posts) - - Show Bio

@scouterv: The Super Friends haven't been on the air in almost 30 years. Who let's their perception of anything be dictated by something from 30 years ago? I'm sure those same people don't still see Batman as just a campy Adam West show.

#26 Posted by Zackisme (84 posts) - - Show Bio
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#27 Edited by dagmar_merrill (10272 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

Was it him or Goyer that called Martian Manhunter a lame superhero and should never be on film?

Goyer.

#28 Posted by ScouterV (1746 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: Probably not that many people do.

But in passing, if you ask who Aquaman is/what his powers are? It's something along the lines of "He talks to fish right?"

Even if people didn't see the show in years, it's a lasting image and the only image for most, vs. The Justice League Aquaman. Hell, I BARELY remember it and I realize how underutilized he was from back them and I'm 20.

Plus, The Internet is not truly a safe place for Aquaman and memes.

#29 Posted by longbowhunter (7717 posts) - - Show Bio

@scouterv: See I'm in my early 30's and I barely remember the Super Friends either. It just seems weird that anyone younger than me would even call back to that show. But I see what your getting at. He's just stuck being labeled as "fish guy" until someone more important than me or any comic book writer changes public perception. It's still illogical, but get it.

#30 Edited by zaied (1465 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: All he really needs is a good cinematic appearance at this point. Snyder has the right idea. Just in the past two years, Injustice and New 52 have gotten a lot of people interested in Aquaman even though he's been a good character for a long time now.

He's really just judged off his name, outfit, and how he's treated on the internet and in TV shows that follow the preconceived notion that he's an insignificant fish character.

#31 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5321 posts) - - Show Bio
@kgb725 said:

@lone_wolf_and_cub: Until he becomes a badass on screen

That remains to be seen.

@lone_wolf_and_cub: People thought Captain America was a joke, and look at him now.

Cap has never been anything close to a joke compared to Aquaman.

@lone_wolf_and_cub: wow you can see into the future?

Yes. Tomorrow is Saturday...

@kgb725: @silverpool: @longbowhunter: @maccyd: @captainmarvel4ever: Don't listen to him. He just likes to make his token "lol Aquaman" jokes. Nothing to see.

Also Longbowhunter: The Aquaman is a joke thing just comes from people who don't think for twelve seconds and instead let their minds go straight to what they heard on Big Bang Theory.

U mad?

@zackisme said:

@lone_wolf_and_cub: I see you've made friends with ignorance. Closed-minded are we?

I actually read Aquaman. I have Johns complete run and I had Peter Davids whole run on him also. People need to relax these are fictional characters. Nothing to get so worked up over.

#32 Posted by longbowhunter (7717 posts) - - Show Bio

@zaied: I agree on all points.

#33 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4960 posts) - - Show Bio

@lone_wolf_and_cub: I'm just saying, if you do a character justice on film, people will start to see why they are so beloved.

#34 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4960 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: I feel the exact same way as you do, not too happy with Snyder overall but he has earned some respect in my book for calling in like that. Viva la Aquaman!

Yeah, my biggest fear about Snyder being in charge of bringing DC to life is he thinks he needs to "Fix" the characters, but any man who's willing to call in and stand up for Aquaman is a true fan in my book. So I'm willing to ease up on the guy, and see what the future holds. After all, the reason the Marvel Studios films are so good is because they are made by people who are fans of the comics.

#35 Posted by MaccyD (5111 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: Well, Ant-man is the exception as they went for the star director angle there.

#36 Edited by senglord (1755 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman was seen as a joke to most comic fans until Frank Miller completely rebuilt him with The Dark Knight Returns. This led to the Tim Burton films. The epic animated series. And eventually some good writers of the core titles. And stories that people would pay to see on screen.

Aquaman has had a lot of fans writing him. He has had fun stories. But, he has never been in theposition of being redone by an A. Moore, F. Miller, G. Morrison. Or even a strong touch up from M. Wolfman or a D. O'Neill.

Johns is good, but he is not that level.

Superman has had some really good writers in the 80s as well. Byrne comes to mind. And a few gems from Alan Moore natch.

If the story is written, the love will come.

PS. Aquaman has been the most consistent title overall in DC. He is dependable and accessible to everyone. The result is that he attracts haters of his standard presentation. He was a character who has never needed to be seriously fixed from internal issues. He needed to be changed because of the volume of his haters.

#37 Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4960 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

@captainmarvel4ever: Well, Ant-man is the exception as they went for the star director angle there.

True, but it looks like the new one is a fan. Plus Wright was going to direct that film bore Marvel studios ever started.

#40 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (12529 posts) - - Show Bio

"Potential to be a bad ass."

No, Mr. Snyder, Grant Morrison say it best, he has always be a Bad Ass and he dont need that, Batman need that Aquaman needs to be interesting, in a universe where everybody is a bad ass, dark and anti heroic a bad ass isnt interesting.

Stop this change the character to make them Bad Ass.

#41 Posted by Raw_Material (3300 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank You Zach Galifianakis animated GIF

#42 Edited by youknowwhattodo (1566 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of naivete here , this seems as though it was planned before hand, but at least Snyder and Co. are trying to give Aquaman good publicity.

I have to agree with @deathpoolthet1000, there's more to Aquaman's character than being bad-ass, in fact there's more to the members of the Justice League than just being badass, if Snyder and Co. only focus on making them badass (which is not difficult at all) and not making them interesting characters that we can root for therefore heightening the dramatic tension, they're going to run into the same problems that they had in MOS. So him coordinating with a local radio show and listing feats of Aquaman does nothing for me, because there's more to superheroes than just being able to smash things.

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#43 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (12529 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of naivete here , this seems as though it was planned before hand, but at least Snyder and Co. are trying to give Aquaman good publicity.

I have to agree with @deathpoolthet1000, there's more to Aquaman's character than being bad-ass, in fact there's more to the members of the Justice League than just being badass, if Snyder and Co. only focus on making them badass (which is not difficult at all) and not making them interesting characters that we can root for therefore heightening the dramatic tension, they're going to run into the same problems that they had in MOS. So him coordinating with a local radio show and listing feats of Aquaman does nothing for me, because there's more to superheroes than just being able to smash things.

Thank you very much, is hard to explain people why i am against the whole bad ass anti hero gimmick.

It was all over the dark age of comics, or better call it dork age, it add nothing to character, made them generic and plain.

You say it quite eloquently.

Dont Matter how the bad ass he acts and looks, if he is plain and boring, people will still dont care about Aquaman and it will pretty much confirm the bias against him of being pretty much pointless.

#44 Posted by Squares (8392 posts) - - Show Bio

Which is why I really don't like forums.

Says someone participating in a discussion on a forum.

#45 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (897 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup.

#46 Edited by DrFate (1422 posts) - - Show Bio

I always liked Snyder due to him being a real comic book fan. I mean, all of his CBM movies are basicly made to look as much as they can as the original comic books. I love his movies, when i've heard he will direct BvS i was so, so, so happy.

#47 Edited by Endanger (159 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000 said:

"Potential to be a bad ass."

No, Mr. Snyder, Grant Morrison say it best, he has always be a Bad Ass and he dont need that, Batman need that Aquaman needs to be interesting, in a universe where everybody is a bad ass, dark and anti heroic a bad ass isnt interesting.

Stop this change the character to make them Bad Ass.

QFT

I hate how DC characters these days are all dark and brooding. That's the type of stuff they should stay away from, especially Aquaman.

If he's a loser, then portray as a joke and a loser, I think that's a hell more interesting than the dark and brooding stuff.

My favorite Aquaman was actually Gerry Conway's from Justice League. He was just normal....not awesome, sort of lame...but still powerful as hell.