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Aquaman needs to be good for DC's sake

Posted by Jason on June 19, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Aquaman is a superhero appearing in most American comic books published by DC Comics. This character was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1941. Earlier on, a backup feature in DC's anthology titles before Aquaman starred in several volumes of solo comic book series. In the late 1950s and 1960s superhero revival period known as the Silver Age, Aquaman was a founding member of the Justice League.

Despite eras of depreciating jokes about the hero, Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry, still stands as one of the most iconic heroes in the DC universe even when it is not always for the right reasons. While many viewers know Aquaman from his "Super Friends" days, he has made many other appearances in comics and animated movies and Television series. Many writers of DC, have made Aquaman be "rebooted" into one of the most aggressive characters of the comics giant at their disposal.

Aquaman has an overplus of other abilities that have made him into a force. He has a high level of impregnability. Bullets have been shown to bounce off him, but not unlike his Justice League friend Superman. He has super strength, which has allowed him to go toe to toe with other actors like Superman and Wonder Woman. Not only is he physically strong enough to fight superpowered beings, but his war skills are extremely polished.

The franchise has found itself in a pickled about the last three DC movies they've released. They have earned mixed feelings with the highest being negative critics from the regular fans. The directors have lost it in the solo Batman movie and The Flash. There was an expectation that Justice League would help turn the tide but failed terribly. Due to all these failures, the Aquaman movie seems like the only hope with a chance to make a difference and save the DC Extended Universe.

Additionally, Aquaman is the only thing that keeps DC afloat in 2018. This is because of its distance from Batman Vs Superman. Aquaman is the first DC movie to have enough time to look on the complaints directed to the franchise and analyze them. This gives it an upper hand to produce a unique product and a proper chance of handling criticism received by the DC movies. It has had time to learn from certain mistakes.

In addition, Aquaman is expected to offer something unique that no superhero movie has ever offered thus an underwater setting. Although Justice League introduces some members of Aquaman's support cast, much of the Aquaman movie will have a setting in areas of the Seven Seas. This is because the oceans have not been explored in the comic book movie universes hence a lot of secrets and monstrosities haven't been exploited. This will, therefore, bring something very unique to the Aquaman movie.

Even though DC has seen to have lagged behind Marvel in the quality and volume of comic-based movies, Aquaman movie has to be good for DC's sake. The Aquaman has to be a unique hero as compared to other known heroes, and the exploitation of the underwater adventure. Therefore, there should be a preparation on a massive budget that would see the movie through to the end. This is the only way out to build a goodwill with the DC universe after the fallure of Justice League which is allegedly believed to have failed due to under budget.

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