Poor Aquaman. It’s been tough for the King of the Seven Seas to overcome the campy reputation he earned from the 1970s Super Friends cartoon, where he was famous for chatting with sea creatures. But DC Comics took a huge step toward redeeming the character by casting Jason Momoa, the tattooed, tough-guy actor best known as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones. He combines that biker bad-guy attitude with a magnetic charm that makes Aquaman believable as a hero and magnetic as a personality. The movie’s first trailer made a huge splash at San Diego Comic-Con in late July, and as of early August, it’s been watched more than 35 million times. Now playing: Watch this: Aquaman Comic-Con trailer brings Arthur Curry home for… 2:24 You know the basic plot: Momoa’s Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman, is half-Atlantean and half-human, and has superhuman strength and the ability to manipulate ocean tides. He can also swim at supersonic speed and famously can communicate with other aquatic life. The trailer shows him as an adult and also as a child, a boy who felt like an outsider both on land and in the water. Don’t expect your run-of-the-mill hero-in-tights offering. “I wanted our film to be more unique,” Wan said at Comic-Con. “So my movie plays more like a science fiction fantasy film than a traditional superhero movie.” The trailer reveals Nicole Kidman as our hero’s mother, Queen Atlanna, and Temuera Morrison as his father, lighthouse keeper Thomas Curry. It also… [Read full story]
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