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Rogue II
01-10-2006, 06:11 PM
I was watching Attack of the Show on G4TV yesterday, and they said that the casting has begun for an Aquaman movie.

Now, I am not a big comic book fan, and the only reason I know anything about Aquaman is because he was on Super Friends waaaay back in the day. What are they going to do? Have him save some dolphins from tuna nets for 2 hours?

Kidhuman
01-10-2006, 07:09 PM
Yeah, this would be a stupid movie, as the comic was dumb. He will fight the Gungans or soemthing.

El Chuxter
01-10-2006, 07:19 PM
The only way this could work if they do the psychotic Aquaman from the 1990s comic book, where he loses a hand and has a harpoon in its place, which he uses to kill people a lot.

darthvyn
01-10-2006, 09:35 PM
all i can think of is chapelle's bit about superman, the green lantern, and aquaman... he read a comic that had a questionaire in it that asked which you would like to be. superman with all his strength and powers, green lantern with the ability to create anything out of sheer will from a green ring, or aquaman, with the ability to... talk... to fish...

now, what's a fish got to say???

"hello, fish"
"hi aquaman!"
"did you see anything unusual going on... under the water?"
"hi aquaman!"

starwarsfan1
01-10-2006, 10:18 PM
Four words."Worst Superhero Movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!"Next to the Superman remake.

Rocketboy
01-10-2006, 11:44 PM
Actually, it's for the TV show. (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750)

The WB has set 28-year-old newcomer Will Toale to star in Aquaman, a new series from Smallville (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#) creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, says Variety.

The Florida-born Toale worked as a model (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#) before landing a supporting role in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Broadway's (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#) Roundabout Theater alongside Natasha Richardson and John C. Reilly.

"In the [three month] search for Aquaman, we saw over 400 people in England, Australia, Canada and several U.S. cities," Gough said. "We saw Will's tape over Christmas, and he was the only guy we took to the network."

A pilot will shoot in March, probably in Miami (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#). The series is expected to be a signature offering next fall for the network and Warner Bros (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#). TV (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#).

"We call him 'the much-maligned Aquaman,' but when we first pitched 'Smallville,' Superman was considered cheesy," Gough said. "In the comic, Aquaman's the lost (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3750#) king of Atlantis, but in our version, he is Arthur Curry, this twentysomething who owns a dive shop."

JimJamBonds
01-11-2006, 12:09 AM
Four words."Worst Superhero Movie EVER!!!!!!!!!!!"Next to the Superman remake.

What about the one* slated to come out next year with Nic Cage that looks pretty bad.






* Due to a brain fart at the moment I can't think of the name of the movie/character. :D

Rocketboy
01-11-2006, 12:15 AM
*Psst* It's Ghostrider

JimJamBonds
01-11-2006, 12:23 AM
thanks. ;)

vader121
01-11-2006, 12:04 PM
I disagree as it could be an awesome movie if it's done right. The idea of Atlantis is very cool (that is where he comes from right?). A possible cool script would be (Cliff Notes version) ...

Movie starts out in Atlantis with a discussion by the elders on the issues above on Earth. They elect their greatest warrior to go help mankind. They also bestow on him the ability to breathe outside of water. At the same time another person is shunned in favor of Aquaman. That person grows with anger and jealousy. He tangles with Aquaman and is disfigured in some deep water disaster. He then assumes the identity of Black Manta and swears to destroy Aquaman by using the people of earth as bait. Then the movie consists of a Aquaman vs Black Manta duel. In the end, of course, Aquaman wins.

What do you think?

Blue2th
01-11-2006, 08:27 PM
Is Aqua Lad going to be in it? And that Seahorse trusty steed? And what about the Walrus dog?lol

darthvyn
01-11-2006, 09:19 PM
Actually, it's for the "We call him 'the much-maligned Aquaman,' but when we first pitched 'Smallville,' Superman was considered cheesy," Gough said. "In the comic, Aquaman's the lost king of Atlantis, but in our version, he is Arthur Curry, this twentysomething who owns a dive shop."

what? does that even make any sense to anyone??? this show is gonna blow.

Kidhuman
01-11-2006, 10:15 PM
Kind of like changing Dr. Dooms name in the newer FF movie

Rocketboy
01-11-2006, 11:17 PM
what? does that even make any sense to anyone??? this show is gonna blow.Of course it will...it's about Aquaman.

James Boba Fettfield
01-12-2006, 12:24 AM
what? does that even make any sense to anyone??? this show is gonna blow.

Maybe they'll have a run at Batman next.

Also, I'm gonna move this over a forum thanks to Rocketboy's info.

JEDIpartner
01-12-2006, 01:17 PM
I'm glad they didn't cast ol' hatchetface from "Smallville" for the role. He annoyed the crap out of me when he auditioned for "American Idol" a couple seasons back. He's an arrogant arse and doesn't deserve half the exposure he's gotten.

Hellboy
05-21-2006, 01:26 AM
Here is a link to the Aquaman trailer (http://youtube.com/watch?v=pv7YlUiI1-w). I think it actually looks decent. Unfortunately we may never get a chance to see it since, according to SHH (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4268), the CW has decided to pass on it.

Kidhuman
05-21-2006, 03:34 AM
I just read an article that it will be on CW, funny how that is.

James Boba Fettfield
05-21-2006, 04:50 AM
Not a fan of Smallville or Birds of Prey, so I don't think I would have liked this series much either.

I can't think of any superhero series on tv that I have liked outside of cartoons. Except for Nightman (just kidding there).

JEDIpartner
05-21-2006, 09:48 AM
I don't like Smallville either. Aquaman is not CW's fall line-up. *shug* No loss.

Tycho
09-21-2006, 02:39 AM
http://livedigital.com/content/637821/

Here it is, from the creators of Smallville, including guest stars from Smallville (Kara, Supergirl and I think Lex's girlfriend Dr. Helen Bryce) and The Shield (Lemonhead, Kenny Johnson).

Allow a little less than an hour to watch this - it's the complete pilot episode.

I don't know if a network (the new CW) has picked this show up or not, but the pilot is pretty good and the effects are nice - have high speed to run this, or allow significant time to download it while you're doing something else away from your computer.

But it'll be worth watching. I'd follow this show for a while if it runs.

Aquaman fights a Siren (a killer mermaid from hell that poses as a hot blonde - Kara from Smallville) in this episode that also features sharks, whales, and dolphins, plus plenty of hot chicks in swimsuits near Florida's beach scene.

Let me know what you think.