Aquaman is a classic DC Superhero who is also the founding member of Justice League. He is the King of Atlantis who possess telepathic powers. He has the ability to command all sea life and has mighty strength and speed. He can survive on land and in the depths of oceans with extreme temperatures.
In DC Cinematic universe, the character of Aquaman is played by Jason Mamoa (Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones). He was briefly introduced in Batman v Superman but is going to make an official debut in Justice League movie directed by Zack Snyder. It’s going to be about the assembly of DC Superheroes coming together to take on the larger threat (Dark Seid).
In DC Extended Universe, there is a standalone Aquaman movie in the pipeline to be directed by horror master James Wan (Conjuring series). In fact, he said that Aquaman is the “Wolverine of the Justice League” who should be taken seriously. In the Comic-Con teaser trailer, we saw Bruce Wayne confronting King of Atlantis and us could only hear one word “Talk” before Aquaman smashes Bruce Wayne against the wall. It is easier to do underwater speaking in animation movies, far easier to do it in comic-books, but how do you get away with it in a live action movie. James Wan in an interview with IGN shed light on how the merman speech aspect of Aquaman will work in the movie, he said “Yeah, speech bubbles, right?! Maybe it’ll be speech bubbles. [Laughs] I never thought about that… Words come out of the bubbles. It’s brilliant! That’s a cool visual.”
Recently, it was revealed that the big villain in the movie will be Black Manta. He first appeared in Aquaman #35 in 1967, he was a treasure hunter whose mission was to collect a sample of Aquaman’s blood. In the process, a bloody battle ensued which led to the death of Aquaman’s father. He hunted down Black Manta who developed a special suit to fight in the sea, but Aquaman accidently killed Black Manta’s father. Since then they are arch enemies of each other.