Zack Snyder Defends Aquaman’s Involvement in ‘Batman v Superman’

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Zack Snyder clearly doesn’t play favorites among his superhero stars.

The director called into a local Detroit radio station on Friday morning to defend Aquaman, indirectly teasing his involvement in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Snyder was listening to 97.1 The Ticket’s Stoney and Bill radio show while driving to “Batman v Superman’s” Detroit set when he heard “disparaging” remarks about the King of the Seven Seas. The hosts were questioning why Aquaman is involved in the blockbuster.

Snyder said that Aquaman’s cool because his trident could “cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact … he’s super strong.”

However, Snyder didn’t confirm the months of speculation that Aquaman will be making an appearance in “Batman v Superman,” even though Jason Momoa has signed on for the role.

“It’s not to say that he’s in the movie or anything like that but … he has the potential to be bad ass,” Snyder teased.

The pic recently changed its release date to March 25, 2016 to avoid a box office showdown with “Captain America 3.”

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  1. Why Ezra Miller?? You’ve got the popular TV series; why not use the dude everyone accepts as the Flash.
    DC will find a way to destroy potentially good movies. Too bad.

  2. Michael O'Donnell says:

    As if Batman v Superman (human v kryptonian is slightly mismatched) wasn’t bad enough, now this? I’m probably not going to see this train wreck-in-the-making at the cinema; at this rate I may not see it EVER

  3. occultology says:

    Who is starring as the Kitchen Sink?

  4. DSykes says:

    Aquaman is what the writer make of him, sure he’ll always be a pale shadow of Namor, who they’ve had to beef up in the New52 so readers would take more seriously. But with the right treatment, Aquaman can make for an interesting character.

  5. Guido merkens says:

    Zack Snyder gives Michael Bay a run for his money.

  6. Guido merkens says:

    This is the dumbest debate ever.

    Aquaman is as strong as the writer wants him to be. He’s fictional. I don’t care if he’s stronger than Superman, as long as it suits the story.

  7. Guido merkens says:

    “I hope that Batman Vs. Superman is as good as Man of Steel!” said absolutely nobody ever.

  8. hanshotfirst1138 says:

    Hey, he’s right in my hometown! We get our 15 minutes of fame! Cool!

  9. therealeverton says:

    I’ll not pretend to be a DC expert but I’m sure he’s massively overestimating his strength there. He IS super strong, but not in the Wonder WOman Superman class as I recall. Am I wrong there? (For Example in the JLA/Avengers title he was severely outclassed by Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Marvel’s King of Atlantis, even though Namor is far weaker than Thor or Hulk, who were shown as approximate to Superman.)

    • To put it simply, you’re wrong. He’s just as strong as Superman, and actually has an advantage in water. As for the JLA/Avengers fights that was determined by fan vote so that hardly tells anything.

  10. jdrakeca89 says:

    Aquaman was a badass in Injustice video game . . .

  11. giobravo says:

    My only thing is there is canon for guys like Aquaman that nobody pays attention to. Theres Flash Gordon, theres Duke from GI Joe… heck, even Skeletor is Black Manta to He-Man’s Aquaman. o.o So there is this potential for greatness but nobody is seeing how it can be relevant. I say make him a Snork for a day and then maybe people start to get it. His atlantis is like the planet Mongo but beneath the seas. So you can have all of these palatial walkthroughs somewhere and maybe swimming above them like at the zoo and all around ARE sharks and dolphins, etc. Exotic sea creatures of all types. He’s like the Surfer Batman if you want to be technical. No real superpower per se except for breathing under water and telecommunication with the animals. So he’s the west coast or Florida beach version of Batman that talks to the animals like Dr. Doolittle. And breathes underwater. Thats it! Thats why he’s sort of next to Green Arrow and Shazam in the great pantheon of DC Superheroes. The post-war missing link between golden age JSA and atomic silver age The Brave and the Bold or DC Showcase-era characters.

  12. Hairy Arse says:

    What are those horrible scribbles on his arms..? What a loser.

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