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Old August 14 2014, 01:51 PM   #16
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Re: Warner Bros. Lands Two Writers for ‘Aquaman’ Movie

I'm more familiar with Namor than Aquaman. I wonder how, if it all, would an Aquaman going into production affect any Namor production (which is admittedly in development hell, at best). Would it ensure that Marvel, or whoever owns the rights, didn't make one, in case it looked like a rip-off, or would it show that a sea-based superhero could work onscreen and prompt a Namor movie?

Oddly enough, Jason Mamoa looks, to me anyway, more like the sort of actor I'd want to play Namor - multi-ethnic and exotic, dark haired rather than Arthur's usual blond locks. But I'm sure he'll be fine in this role. I haven't seen Conan but I thought he was charismatic and had acres of presence in Game of Thrones.
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Old August 14 2014, 07:18 PM   #17
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Re: Warner Bros. Lands Two Writers for ‘Aquaman’ Movie

If someone can make Green Arrow interesting, they'll be able to do something amazing with Aquaman - especially if Jason Momoa is in the lead role as suspected.
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Old August 14 2014, 07:27 PM   #18
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If someone can make Green Arrow interesting, they'll be able to do something amazing with Aquaman - especially if Jason Momoa is in the lead role as suspected.
Isn't that a good point, although it's not the same someones involved is it?
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Old August 14 2014, 08:28 PM   #19
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If someone can make Green Arrow interesting, they'll be able to do something amazing with Aquaman - especially if Jason Momoa is in the lead role as suspected.
Honestly I don't get the excitement over Momoa. I found him very dull in Stargate Atlantis. Mumbling is not acting!!!!
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Old August 14 2014, 08:49 PM   #20
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If someone can make Green Arrow interesting, they'll be able to do something amazing with Aquaman - especially if Jason Momoa is in the lead role as suspected.
That's kind of a false equivalency.

For starters, Green Arrow is just Batman with a bow. And that's all they've done: Nolanized Ollie. Aquaman is, well, Aquaman.

Secondly, TV is not film. Because something works on TV doesn't mean it can work on film. And they couldn't get Aquaman to work on TV.
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Old August 14 2014, 08:51 PM   #21
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If someone can make Green Arrow interesting, they'll be able to do something amazing with Aquaman - especially if Jason Momoa is in the lead role as suspected.
Honestly I don't get the excitement over Momoa. I found him very dull in Stargate Atlantis. Mumbling is not acting!!!!
He's physically imposing and quite convincing as a warlord in Game of Thrones
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Old August 14 2014, 09:04 PM   #22
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And they couldn't get Aquaman to work on TV.
No, the one and only attempt to get Aquaman to work on TV didn't succeed. That doesn't prove the character himself was the problem. After all, there are tons of failed pilots about all sorts of different characters and premises. If there'd been, like, six different Aquaman pilots or series that all bombed, then maybe you could make a case that Aquaman couldn't work on TV. But a single failed pilot proves nothing.



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Honestly I don't get the excitement over Momoa. I found him very dull in Stargate Atlantis. Mumbling is not acting!!!!
He's physically imposing and quite convincing as a warlord in Game of Thrones
A mountain is physically imposing, but that doesn't mean it can deliver a heartfelt performance.
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Old August 14 2014, 09:44 PM   #23
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Aquaman was one of the best written titles in the New 52 and that was largely because they made fun of his status as a less exciting hero than Superman, etc. And for those talking about successful relationships, Mera was very much there.
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Old August 14 2014, 09:55 PM   #24
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Christopher, I thought Mamoa delivered a good performance in GOT, including this scene (spoilers):

http://youtu.be/s-6u0HWodsw
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Old August 14 2014, 10:40 PM   #25
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It is kind of hard to imagine how an Aquaman TV series would actually work, given the smaller budgets. Unless you just have him hanging out on dry land or at the beach the entire time.
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Old August 15 2014, 01:43 AM   #26
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It is kind of hard to imagine how an Aquaman TV series would actually work, given the smaller budgets. Unless you just have him hanging out on dry land or at the beach the entire time.
Have you never seen Man From Atlantis or Seaquest?

IMHO, Aquaman would fit quite well in either of those formats, and on Special Sweeps periods or other reason for spending extra Budget and having a "BIG" Episode/Arc, you can go to Atlantis with the added Budget, and play with the Politics, the Relationships, and the Scenery. (Really, not much difference from the Doctor Who format, except without the TARDIS and Time Traveling).

Also, there's a new BBC Show about Atlantis. Although harangued by Fantasy Fandom, didn't it do well in General Viewership?
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Old August 15 2014, 02:37 AM   #27
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Also, there's a new BBC Show about Atlantis.
Well, supposedly. It's really more a generalized mashup of Greek mythology centered mainly on a version of Minoan Crete, albeit one that's on the mainland rather than an island. Okay, there are some who believe the Atlantis myth was inspired by Minoan Crete, but it's a stretch to pass this show off as being about Atlantis. It's certainly got nothing particularly to do with the ocean. (It also features the very bizarre conceit of a main character who's from the present-day world but usually gives no sign of it, speaking as stiltedly as the "Atlanteans" and only occasionally remembering Greek myth and history when it's convenient for the story and otherwise being completely unaware of them.)
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