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Aquaman Gets a New Look for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Coming to theaters in December 2022, Aquaman, played by Jason Mamoa, will be sporting a new look for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Though we know the character for his gold and emerald, the film will have the character sporting a darker look that evokes the “stealth suit” the character has sported in the past.

Director James Wan in his Instagram post said:

@prideofgypsies in the classic #Aquaman suit AND a sneak peek at his other outfit — the stealth suit. Atlantean tech based on cephalopod’s camouflaging ability. David Leslie Johnson and I were inspired by the 80’s “blue suit”.

Check out the new updated “classic” look as well as the darker suit below.

Preview: Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

Written by: Stephanie Nicole Phillips, Geoff Johns, Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas
Art by: Hendry Prasetya, Paul Pelletier, Valentine De Landro, Diego Olortegui

After defending the seven seas for eight decades, it’s time to throw Aquaman a party! This all-star-filled anthology spans across the ocean king’s legacy, not just celebrating his own triumphs, but also those of his greatest allies and enemies. We look at his ongoing romance with Mera, his bitter rivalry with Black Manta, his brotherly conflict with Ocean Master, and the inspiration he lends to younger heroes like Tempest and Jackson Hyde, the newest Aqualad. It would not be an Aquaman celebration without also looking at how he’s changed over the years, including a brand-new tale of Bombshells Aquaman. This special brings together Aqua talent past, present, and future, including reuniting fan-favorite creative teams such as Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier, Dan Jurgens and Steve Epting, alongside Dan Watters and Miguel Mendonca. Plus, two of the stories are prequels to two new Aquaman miniseries launching in September, kicking off another 80 years of undersea adventure!

Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

DC Celebrates Aquaman’s 80th Anniversary With a 100-Page Super Spectacular!

Since his first appearance in November 1941’s More Fun Comics #73, Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, has defended the Seven Seas and the DC Universe itself from all manner of threats. On August 31, DC and Aqua-fans alike can celebrate the legacy of the Atlantean Sea King, with the release of the Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular.

Some of the greatest names in comics will contribute their storytelling firepower to this 100-page collector’s item – writers Dan Jurgens, Geoff Johns, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips, Michael Moreci, Marguerite Bennett, Dan Watters, Jeff Parker, Becky Cloonan, and Francis Manapul. They’ll be joined by some of the most prolific artists in comics, including Steve Epting, Paul Pelletier, Valentine de Landro, Hendry Prasetya, Pop Mhan, Trungles, Miguel Mendonça, Evan “Doc” Shaner, and more.

In addition to a stunning cover by the iconic team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, the Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular will feature eight “decade” themed card stock variant covers, portraying the marine monarch throughout the years:

  • 1940’s variant cover by Michael Cho
  • 1950’s variant cover by Ramona Fradon
  • 1960’s variant cover by Walt Simonson
  • 1970’s variant cover by José Luis García-López
  • 1980’s variant cover by Chuck Patton and Kevin Nowlan
  • 1990’s variant cover by Yvel Guichet
  • 2000’s variant cover by Becky Cloonan
  • 2010’s variant cover by Robson Rocha

This all-star-filled anthology spans across the ocean king’s legacy, not just celebrating his own triumphs but also those of his greatest allies and enemies. The main cover version of this 100-page blockbuster is priced at $9.99, with each card stock variant priced at $10.99.

Aquaman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular

Liam McIntyre discusses Aquaman’s role in Justice Society: World War II

Check out new video interview clips featuring Liam McIntyre, who provides the voice of Aquaman in the next entry in the DC Universe Movies canon, Justice Society: World War II.

McIntyre is no stranger to the DC Universe Movies after recurring appearances as the voice of Captain Boomerang in Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. The Australian actor is well-known as the lead character in Spartacus, and for playing Weather Wizard in The Flash, as well as for his current regular roles on ThemStar Wars Resistance and providing a variety of voices for Family Guy.

In three interview bites, McIntyre discusses finding the correct balance for the voice of Aquaman, imbuing this version of the King of Atlantis with the appropriate, powerful/authoritative attitude; and the brave leave-them-wanting-more approach to the overall story of Justice Society: World War II.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated Justice Society: World War II is now available on Digital, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray starting May 11, 2021. 

Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and Games Wan’s The Trench Not Moving Forward

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The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Warner Bros. has shelved two of its upcoming, and high-profile, films based on DC properties. Ava DuVernay‘s New Gods and James Wan‘s The Trench are not going forward at this time.

In a statment, Warner Bros. and DC said:

As part of our DC slate, some legacy development titles including New Gods and The Trench will not be moving forward. We thank our partners Ava DuVernay, Tom King, James Wan and Peter Safran for their time and collaboration during this process and look forward to our continued partnership with them on other DC stories. The projects will remain in their skillful hands if they were to move forward in the future.

New Gods was a take on the classic Jack Kirby characters with DuVernay directing and working with comic writer Tom King. The film has been in development since 2018. DuVernay is working on the television series Naomi based on the DC character which will air on The CW.

The Trench was a spin-off from the blockbuster Aquaman. The horror-tinged film featured Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald on the script with Wan developing as producer with Peter Safran. Wan is still working on Aquaman 2 which will begin shooting later this year.

While these two projects have been shelved for now, they may happen down the road. It is believed the issue is there was no “natural” place to release the films in the current upcoming plans.

DC is currently focused on a multi-platform approach with films like The Suicide Squad and The Batman bleeding over into television with the HBO Max series Peacemaker and a show focused on the Gotham police department.

DC is still focused on creating a film universe with The Flash, tackling the DC multiverse, being key to what comes next. Upcoming films include Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and projects featuring Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Supergirl, Static Shock, and Green Lantern Corps. There’s also the third Wonder Woman film, newly announced Zatanna, and Superman film produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Around the Tubes

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How was everyone’s weekend? What geeky things were you all up to? Sound off in the comments below! While you get your week started, here’s some comic related news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Atomic Junk Shop – Strop: a new Croatian comics anthology – This could be cool to check out.

Tech Xplore – A system that automatically generates comic books from movies and other videos – That’s intriguing.

Reviews

Collected Editions – Aquaman Vol. 4: Echoes of a Life Lived Well
Comic Attack – Savage #1
Comics Bulletin – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

Preview: Future State: Superman: House of El #1

Future State: Superman: House of El #1

Written by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Art by: Scott Godlewski

Centuries into the future, the bloodline of Kal-El, the hero we know as Clark Kent, continues. Meet a new generation of Kryptonian heroes as they stand against one of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced: a diabolical foe called the Red King. Get ready for the unexpected debuts of the twins known as Rowan and Ronan Kent, descendants of Jonathan Kent. Rowan is the new Superman of Earth, while his sister is a Blue Lantern. Also on board are Theand’r Ban-El, whose mother was Tamaranean, and other heroes-all led by the original Man of Steel himself! Plus, don’t miss an appearance by the Black Racer! See how the future of the Superman Family comes together in this wild, extra-size special!

Superman: House of El #1

Preview: Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

Written by: Mark Russell
Art by: Steve Pugh

It’s really happening: Lexor has joined the United Planets! While surveying, Lois Lane and Superman discover that the planet is rich in minerals, causing Lex Luthor to try and exit the federation to make a pretty penny! Realizing he can’t leave without agreement from Earth, he imprisons Lois Lane, then whips up the propaganda machine against Superman. Now the power couple must work together to break free and stop Luthor’s plans! But how can they fight a whole planet that’s designed to hate them?

Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2

Preview: Future State: Suicide Squad #2

Future State: Suicide Squad #2

Written by: Jeremy Adams, Robbie Thompson
Art by: Javier Fernandez, Fernando Pasarin

Peacemaker attacks! Assigned to bring Amanda Waller back to Earth-1 at all costs, the Suicide Squad battles Waller’s private Justice League on Earth-3. As lives are lost and blood is spilled, the fate of the Multiverse will be decided by Superman! Also in this issue, the 853rd Century is burning, and only Black Adam can save reality from the onslaught of murderous rage from a new threat spawned from a former hero.

Future State: Suicide Squad #2
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