Who do you want more in the JLA Movie Manhunter or Aquaman

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#1 Posted by JamDamage (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

After all the rumors and everything I've read the strongest rumor is that the JLA movie will have Supes, Bats, Green Lantern, Flash and Wonder Woman. There has been an outcry for having Aquaman and Martian Manhunter in is, but after seeing Justice League the Animated series I agree that they should have Manhunter in it. I don't see a need for Aquaman. He's cool and all, I actually prefer him with the beard and hook tho, but I having a fish guy in the movie just seems unneeded . Who do you people want more in the movie.

#2 Posted by SUNMAN (7239 posts) - - Show Bio

depends on the story. I just want a good movie

#3 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13193 posts) - - Show Bio

MMH. but ill still see it if Aquaman's in it.

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#4 Posted by TheCannon (18794 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like both, but I guess Manhunter.

#5 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Tough call, but even though I like Aquaman more, I think within the team context Martian Manhunter probably serves better.

Aside from adding some diversity to the roster, Manhunter's abilities would also be more easily utilized in a movie. Aquaman, for all his merits, might be a hard sell to the general audiences, so Manhunter would probably be the better choice. Shapeshifting would look cool on the silver screen, plus his telepathy can link up the entire team - so there's that. And Manhunter's Mars backstory is a lot easier to condense than Aquaman's role as the King of Atlantis. Also orange scale armor might be a little hard to translate to screen!

My ideal JL movie team would have to Big 5 (and GL would be John Stewart, and Flash would be Wally West), as well as Martian Manhunter. Each one of them has a unique personality - Supes (friendly), Bats (loner), Wonder Woman (royalty), Flash (jokester), GL (serious Marine), and Manhunter (solemn alien).

#6 Posted by Black_Claw (2989 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Aquaman is a better fit. MM is cool but I think it's best to go with Aquaman for the sake of consistency with the current line up.

#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends in the story, but I'll say Aquaman

#8 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman.

He is more recognizable and the underwater-Atlantis scenes could provide the most stunning visuals in the movie.

#9 Posted by EmperorJosh (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter would be a much better fit to me. My only worry is that The only character that will translate to the Big Screen successfully will be Superman. Everyone else wont be as believable and I fear that both Aquaman and MMH will need too much CGI and fall into the same hole that the GL movie feel into.

#10 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6184 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter for sure.

#11 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

Arthur!

#12 Posted by BlackWind (6377 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't trust the general public to be mature enough to use Aquaman. No matter how well he is portrayed, someone is just going to ignorantly think he has been just now rebooted from the 70s cartoon.

#13 Posted by fury714 (589 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman. Slight chance of redemption from the jokes. Having him there will give the team a better powerset :D and yeah SFX.

#14 Posted by batman_begins (90 posts) - - Show Bio

John can work but an appearance by Arthur, showing off all his powers and abilities will go a looong way towards that ill-conceived and poor knowledge of the public regarding him. Sort of like Aragorn asking the Army of the Dead to help battle Sauron's army in ROTK. They should show off not only his physical prowess but more importantly, HIS TELEPATHY!

#15 Posted by ironshadow (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman, one alien last member of his race is enough.

#16 Posted by Jack Donaghy (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman.

We need a badass version of him to get the general public to forget about the lame one from Super Friends. Plus I just think he's more interesting than MMH.

#17 Posted by Bogey (946 posts) - - Show Bio

Just put in both.

#18 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio
@SUNMAN said:

depends on the story. I just want a good movie

#19 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamDamage: Martian Manhunter! better backstory, better character, better powers, M.M. is one of my favorites anyway, so I'm pretty biased! LOL However, I'm willing to settle for him being a reservist!

#20 Posted by TimeLordScience (960 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be okay with either. I like both for different reasons.

#21 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Supes, Bats, WW, Barry, Hal and Cyborg. Others can be Aquaman, green arrow and hawkman. Aquaman needs to be more like a superman from atlantis bec. nobody needs a fish guy and we just like to eat seafood.

#22 Posted by nappystr8 (1108 posts) - - Show Bio

While I think both deserve to be in the movie, I'm decidedly on Martian Manhunter for the edge. I think he's probably the most interesting character on the League (yes, including Batman). He has a great visual style that will pop on screen, he is the easiest member of the League to cast as a minority (unless they chose to go with John Stewart over Hal Jordan), and he has an exciting power set that has rarely been seen in live action.

It's true he is somewhat similar in origin to Supes, but he was not raised on earth, and he does not look like a handsome white farmboy, so any story based on him feeling like an outsider will be far more believable and tangible than you get with Superman or Wonder Woman.

#23 Posted by lilben42 (2544 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want John Stewart, MMH, Batman, Wally West, Superrman, Wonder Woman and then I don't care who else is in it. Aquaman is just not interesting to me.

#24 Posted by Proton_Man (13 posts) - - Show Bio

manhunter for sure, he is a leader. aquaman from what i read gets sick of being their aquaman

#25 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Bec of a limited set of powers, Aquaman has always been useless in Justice League stories. Aquaman will need more reboots to become as useful as Thor in Avengers. The Martian is more useful in Justice League stories but Jonn is not popular so Cyborg has a better chance of becoming more popular.

#26 Posted by Jpgman (69 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman, he needs better rep.

#27 Posted by montydapunk.k (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I would like to see all 7 of them, but if that's not possible then here is what should happen. Sups, Bats and WW can be the core members with Flash and Green Lantern in the 1st one with a cameo by both MM and AM . In the sequel these two can replace Flash and Green Lantern for full fledged roles. Considering a Trilogy is made, in the third one I would like to see these two getting replaced by Cyborg and Green Arrow.

#28 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice League should just start with 5 members and later on build towards 9 members : Superman, Batman, WW, Flash, GL, cyborg, green arrow, aquaman, hawkman. The Martian Manhunter can be used as a guest star if the white martians are used as villains in a movie. I prefer space villains for all 3 movies : Darkseid, Daemonites, Legion of Super Villains, etc.

#29 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I prefer Martian Manhunter, Aquaman needs the opportunity to show the general public how awesome he really can be.

#30 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The current comics version of Aquaman is not yet ready for tv or movies. I do hope the movies can fix Aquaman. The cw Aquaman pilot also tried to fix Aquaman by having Aquaman as a superhero on land with origins from Atlantis, altho this type of origin is too similar to that of Superman. DC has too many origins similar to that of Superman.

#31 Posted by deaditegonzo (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like them to stick with the five suggested for he first movie. Too many characters will mean they cant spend any time on individual characters and will make the plot clunky.

Plus, Manhunter may be too "out-there" without being eased in to. And Aquaman doesnt immediately seem cool at first glance, he needs time to make an impact. Basically, I think you show them at the end of the movie, and then try and sell them in a smaller movie/personal movie. An Atlantis movie could be awesome.

#32 Posted by Black_Claw (2989 posts) - - Show Bio

Tough call, but I'm gonna have to go with Aquaman, if it'll finally make people forget about the Superfriends version of him.

#33 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice League should just start with 5 members and later on build towards 9 members : Superman, Batman, WW, Flash, GL, cyborg, green arrow, aquaman, hawkman. The Martian Manhunter can be used as a guest star if the white martians are used as villains in a movie. I prefer space villains for all 3 movies : Darkseid, Daemonites, Legion of Super Villains, etc.

I'd rather have The Atom instead of Cyborg and Black Canary in there as well to make it more along the lines of the Silver Age JL.

On another point, I want both to be in the movie. With only 5 members the JL wouldn't feel complete.

#34 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The silver age JLA had 10 members : Supers, Bats, WW, Flash, GL, aquaman, Martian manhunter, green arrow, atom and hawkman. I think Martian Manhunter and Atom have less potential and better to go with Cyborg for post-flashpoint. Dc also has very little confidence on less popular members like Elongated Man. Movies tend to need more females so Black Canary and Zatanna are also good candidates for the movies. I prefer Black Canary to have no powers same as the golden age version who used gadgets like Batman.

#35 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman. Aquaman! AQUAMAN!!!

#36 Posted by Raw_Material (3212 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman.

#37 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6917 posts) - - Show Bio

Manhunter because I'm a bigger fan of him, but Aquaman is up there. I would love the see him in the big screens being a badass and proving all the haters wrong like the comics.

#38 Edited by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

1) They should stick to five characters and all five should get equal screen time for spinoff potential. The Avengers only had 5 heroes for 98% of their movie and would not have been able to fit more without ruining the movie. Just use Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, GL, and Flash. Save the others for sequels like the Avengers is doing. I know fans want to change the perception of some heroes, but that will not work if you try to churn out a crappy film with too many characters crammed in. Be patient.

People know Superman, but you have to introduce new iterations of Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, AND Flash. Avengers didn't have to introduce nearly that many main characters.

2) If more than 5 characters are done, then there should be 5 main characters (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash) and at most 2 cameos. There also needs to be time saed for background characters for personal moments and for set up in the film and future films.

3) Featuring Aquaman on film wouldn't stop the jokes about him. People still make jokes about Superman, Batman, and Flash.

This second video (below in the spoiler area) is funny but may not be appropriate for some youngsters out there.

@sunman said:

depends on the story. I just want a good movie

Exactly

@veshark said:

Tough call, but even though I like Aquaman more, I think within the team context Martian Manhunter probably serves better.

Aside from adding some diversity to the roster, Manhunter's abilities would also be more easily utilized in a movie. Aquaman, for all his merits, might be a hard sell to the general audiences, so Manhunter would probably be the better choice. Shapeshifting would look cool on the silver screen, plus his telepathy can link up the entire team - so there's that. And Manhunter's Mars backstory is a lot easier to condense than Aquaman's role as the King of Atlantis. Also orange scale armor might be a little hard to translate to screen!

My ideal JL movie team would have to Big 5 (and GL would be John Stewart, and Flash would be Wally West), as well as Martian Manhunter. Each one of them has a unique personality - Supes (friendly), Bats (loner), Wonder Woman (royalty), Flash (jokester), GL (serious Marine), and Manhunter (solemn alien).

Agreed, especially with the emboldened part about the personalities.

@emperorjosh said:

Martian Manhunter would be a much better fit to me. My only worry is that The only character that will translate to the Big Screen successfully will be Superman. Everyone else wont be as believable and I fear that both Aquaman and MMH will need too much CGI and fall into the same hole that the GL movie feel into.

Good point. If the budget is to high, it may not be reached.

@jack_donaghy said:

Aquaman.

We need a badass version of him to get the general public to forget about the lame one from Super Friends. Plus I just think he's more interesting than MMH.

There are still jokes made about Batman and Superman. I doubt the jokes would stop.

@colonyofcells said:

I prefer Supes, Bats, WW, Barry, Hal and Cyborg. Others can be Aquaman, green arrow and hawkman. Aquaman needs to be more like a superman from atlantis bec. nobody needs a fish guy and we just like to eat seafood.

Cyborg is not nearly developed enough to be used on film. And having him on the team turns Batman into the guy who gives orders and does nothing else.

@deaditegonzo said:

I would like them to stick with the five suggested for he first movie. Too many characters will mean they cant spend any time on individual characters and will make the plot clunky.

Plus, Manhunter may be too "out-there" without being eased in to. And Aquaman doesnt immediately seem cool at first glance, he needs time to make an impact. Basically, I think you show them at the end of the movie, and then try and sell them in a smaller movie/personal movie. An Atlantis movie could be awesome.

Exactly.

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:
@colonyofcells said:

Justice League should just start with 5 members and later on build towards 9 members : Superman, Batman, WW, Flash, GL, cyborg, green arrow, aquaman, hawkman. The Martian Manhunter can be used as a guest star if the white martians are used as villains in a movie. I prefer space villains for all 3 movies : Darkseid, Daemonites, Legion of Super Villains, etc.

I'd rather have The Atom instead of Cyborg and Black Canary in there as well to make it more along the lines of the Silver Age JL.

On another point, I want both to be in the movie. With only 5 members the JL wouldn't feel complete.

The silver age? *Rolls eyes* It's gone for a reason.

#39 Edited by Superdork (917 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually agree with outlawrenegade on all the points he/she made.

But between Martian Manhunter and Aquaman: Martian Manhunter is cooler.

#40 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2145 posts) - - Show Bio

Tough very tough but I have to say manhunter

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#41 Posted by The Stegman (24460 posts) - - Show Bio

Manhunter, you can do more with him, including a possible White Martian infiltration.

#42 Posted by k4tzm4n (44312 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter is the logical choice, especially if they're dealing with a cosmic threat.

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#43 Posted by JSH92 (417 posts) - - Show Bio

I think my avatar makes my choice pretty clear lol

#44 Posted by FlashKnight (451 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing as how Martian Manhunter is my favorite character I will be disappointed if he is not in it.

#45 Posted by matchesmalone21 (8776 posts) - - Show Bio

both

#46 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

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#48 Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio


@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@colonyofcells said:

Justice League should just start with 5 members and later on build towards 9 members : Superman, Batman, WW, Flash, GL, cyborg, green arrow, aquaman, hawkman. The Martian Manhunter can be used as a guest star if the white martians are used as villains in a movie. I prefer space villains for all 3 movies : Darkseid, Daemonites, Legion of Super Villains, etc.

I'd rather have The Atom instead of Cyborg and Black Canary in there as well to make it more along the lines of the Silver Age JL.

On another point, I want both to be in the movie. With only 5 members the JL wouldn't feel complete.

The silver age? *Rolls eyes* It's gone for a reason.

Yet it has the biggest impact on DC's comics today. The Justice League is supposed to be the best that DC has to offer, and the silver age lineup contains the characters that people think of when you say "DC Comics".

DC's biggest and most iconic heroes.

#49 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

The new 52 is pretty much using most of the silver age and bronze age justice league members since current creators are fans of the silver age and bronze age. The only ones not seen yet in new 52 are elongated man and red tornado who are not popular altho I heard red tornado might show up soon on the main earth in addition to the earth 2 version. In the silver age, Metamorpho was a guest star so even Element Woman is not really something new. The bronze age Super Powers also used Cyborg so Cyborg in the Justice League is also nothing new.

I like this bronze age jla drawing altho I don't know who drew it :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59457140@N07/5442240035/in/photostream

#50 Edited by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

@outlawrenegade said:


@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@colonyofcells said:

Justice League should just start with 5 members and later on build towards 9 members : Superman, Batman, WW, Flash, GL, cyborg, green arrow, aquaman, hawkman. The Martian Manhunter can be used as a guest star if the white martians are used as villains in a movie. I prefer space villains for all 3 movies : Darkseid, Daemonites, Legion of Super Villains, etc.

I'd rather have The Atom instead of Cyborg and Black Canary in there as well to make it more along the lines of the Silver Age JL.

On another point, I want both to be in the movie. With only 5 members the JL wouldn't feel complete.

The silver age? *Rolls eyes* It's gone for a reason.

Yet it has the biggest impact on DC's comics today. The Justice League is supposed to be the best that DC has to offer, and the silver age lineup contains the characters that people think of when you say "DC Comics".

DC's biggest and most iconic heroes.

Don't make me laugh. The layman doesn't know who over half those characters are. What are you, like 60?

Who the hell is Firestorm or Black Canary or Zatanna or Martian Manhunter (or as my girlfriend calls him, Lizard Man)? Who is Red Tornado? Who is Elongated Man? Does anyone outside of comics book fans like Hal Jordan? I don't think so.

Today's audiences want a more diverse group of heroes and what they consider iconic is not what the Average comic book fan considers iconic.

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