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.
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 he is the “Wolverine of the Justice League” who should be taken seriously. He further talked about Merman speech of Aquaman in an interview with IGN, 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.” He indicated that the tone of the standalone movie will be a swash-buckling action film drawing inspiration from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Recently, it was revealed that the big villain in Aquaman 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 he accidently killed Black Manta’s father. Since then they are arch enemies of each other.
Aquaman solo movie starring Jason Mamoa is expected to release on July 27, 2018.