Sunday, July 28, 2013

Aquaman and Iron Man



Iron Man's future on the big screen seems to be in good hands, with slated appearances in at least two more Avengers films.  There aren't any more solo films planned, but that probably isn't a bad thing, for now.  I'd rather have fewer appearances by the character rather than Iron Man be over saturated with a bored Robert Downey Jr. phoning in the role.

With a Batman/Superman film announced, it seems like DC is finally on the road to a Justice League movie - but will it include founding member Aquaman?  He seems like a harder character to introduce within a JLA movie, but would DC/Warner brothers really take a chance on a solo film that is bound to be very expensive to make, given the largely underwater locales?  I think the only way it could work is if they got a major star for the lead role and a top director behind the camera.  The Favreau/Downey Jr. combo took everyone by surprise with a previously B-list character and we need the same kind of collaboration with Aquaman.  It's a tall order, but I think it could be done well, and look unlike any superhero that audiences have seen before.

4 comments:

Bob Greenwade said...

Using actual underwater locales may not be necessary for an Aquaman solo movie. I don't recall which film it was, but I do recall seeing something where extensive underwater scenes were done using wires and a green screen.

I do have fond memories of "Super Friends," which featured a sort of Justice League with DC's Big Three plus Aquaman. He was at the time, and remains to this day, a "problem property" for DC, as he's a fixture everyone expects to have around but just can't seem to make a successful extended run in a solo title.

Even though he's not exactly a favorite character of mine, I do hope DC can make a good run at a solo movie, and perhaps kick off a good solo comic with a really good writer.

Anonymous said...

IF THEY WANT TO MAKE A GOOD AQUAMAN MOVIE,JUST BASE THE FILM ON WHAT GEOFF JONHS IS DOING IN THE COMIC BOOK RIGHT NOW. STARRING,SIMON BAKER.

Jon said...

I really liked the Jim Aparo drawn Aquaman stories in Adventure-they made him into a really viable hero.

Cyborg Caveman said...

Cameron loves underwater stuff. Get him to direct.

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