Greg Cox wrote:
Casting a champion swimmer as Aquaman strikes me as overly literal, too, but, to be fair, there is an historical precedent for a Gold-Medal swimmer becoming a movie star.
Anybody remember Johnny Weismuller?
Not to mention his contemporary, and fellow screen Tarzan, Buster Crabbe.
Of course, for every one of those, there's a Brian Bosworth, Sam J. Jones, Vinnie Jones (no relation), Muhammed Ali...