For DC fans, it's still hard to believe that the king and queen of Atlantis will soon be headed to theaters with the premiere of Aquaman in 2018. Following the release of Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the film faces a more uncertain path to success than upcoming entries like Wonder Woman or The Flash, but as the cast and crew begin to fill out, and photos from production start to trickle in, there are reasons for fans to feel more confident.
When news came that James Wan, director of Furious 7 and the first two installments of the Insidious and Conjuring franchises, would helm the project, curiosity started to peak about the tale of Arthur Curry. The addition of Jason Momoa as the titular hero and Amber Heard as Mera, further bolstered hopes that the film could be something truly special. With last month's reveal of Heard in costume for Justice League, we now know how the power couple will appear in the DCEU.
In a bit of DC synergy, animated versions of both Momoa and Heard as their characters in the film will show up on the cover of the Valentine's issue of Teen Titans Go! when it hits shelves next year. Take a look at the comic below (via Aquaman Shrine):
Valentine's 2017: TEEN TITANS GO! #20 art features Jason Momoa & Amber Heard DC Films versions of Aquaman & Mera with famous DC couples! pic.twitter.com/jGgSC34fkb
— The Aquaman Shrine (@AquamanShrine) November 28, 2016
The cover, which centers on the relationship between Robin and Starfire, also features a number of other DC couples. There's Batman and Catwoman, Raven and Beast Boy, and the Suicide Squad versions of Harley Quinn and the Joker. What the actual story will entail, and whether any of the couples will show up is unknown. That said, it's sure to be a fun and action-packed take on the romantic holiday.
It's hard to imagine these darker versions of Harley, Joker, Aquaman, and Mera appearing in the more kid-friendly Teen Titans Go! That said, the eccentric nature of the comic could provide plenty of ways to include more absurd takes on the two DCEU couples. While the Aquaman film is still a year and a half away, next year's Justice League will provide fans with their first look at the swashbuckling heroes in live action. Until then, we'll just have to make do with these chibi takes on the two as we await the release of more promotional material from the film.
Given the way marketing for big-budget superhero films usually works, it's likely that there will be a teaser for Aquaman within the next few months. Along with that, there's sure to be a ton more behind-the-scenes photos and videos, not to mention some posters and official pictures of the ever-growing cast.
Source: Aquaman Shrine
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- The Flash Movie release date: Sep 24, 2018
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- The Batman release date: Sep 24, 2018
- Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020