Justice League is going to give us our first real introduction of Aquaman in the DC Cinematic Universe. This will be the beginning of a story arc for the character that will continue on through James Wan's solo film. During an interview with SFX Magazine (vis CBM), actor Jason Momoa offered some new details on the character's story arc. One major thing he reveals is that when we first meet Aquaman, he is not the ruler of Atlantis.
"Aquaman, he's not even really Aquaman yet. He's not the King of the Seven Seas. We don't really get there until my solo movie, at the end. Really, it's a huge growth for me. It's a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they're gonna see, how I portray him. But you gotta wait until we get to the solo movie to really know. Because he's not King yet."
I actually kind of like that we are getting the story of Aquaman's journey to the throne of Atlantis. We talking about what Aquaman is going through when we first meet him, he says:
"He doesn't believe in himself, he doesn't know what to do with the powers he has. He's going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him 'Aquaman' right now - he couldn't give two shits about anything Atlantean. So he's really not quite there yet."
Judging from the trailers that we've seen, it looks like teaming up with Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg, actually gives the character purpose in life, an opportunity to use his powers, and builds his confidence because it's looking like he's having a great time.
If he's not ruling over Atlantis at this moment, I assume that means the Ocean Master is. This version of Aquaman will not be the Aquaman that fans know from the comics. This is all building up to that Aquaman. Momoa goes on to say:
"That's kind of tough to play. We gotta figure out the origin, where we're going. Some people will be like, 'This isn't my Aquaman.' But we're not there yet."
What do you think about what Jason Momoa says here? Are you excited about seeing this origin story for him play out?