It isn’t the character’s iconic trident that Aquaman is using to take down Parademons in those Justice League trailers, Jason Momoa clarifies. Warner Bros.’ first ensemble superhero project is ready to roll out in just two weeks and as the release date draws near, the cast of the film is busy promoting the film with their global press tour. During their latest stop in London, Momoa clears things up about the confusion regarding his character’s choice of weaponry.
Eagle-eyed fans have been trying to pin down what is the real deal with Aquaman’s five-pronged weapon in Justice League promos, fully knowing that the King of Atlantis’ classic choice of fighting equipment is a trident. Momoa explains in a new interview that what his character uses in the film is apparently not his. It’s a quindent that belongs to Mera that Aquaman borrows as he joins Batman and the rest of the team to take down Steppenwolf and his legion of Parademons.
“I didn’t call it a trident. It’s a quindent. We don’t call it that in the movie and when you watch Aquaman you’re going to see him go for the trident, so everyone’s just got to stay tuned for a hot minute.
He’s not the king yet. He looks to Mera and he goes ‘I need to borrow something. I need you to do me a favor’ so that’s when she gives him the equipment.”
It makes sense that Arthur does not have the magical trident yet given what his situation is during Justice League. Momoa has previously revealed that during the ensemble film and his standalone outing (which takes place after the events of the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed movie), Arthur is still trying to find his place in Atlantis, meaning that he has yet to become the fully-fledged superhero that we’re used to in the comics. This story progression is actually a great way to already introduce the character but still able to tell his own journey of becoming the hero that he is always supposed to be and rightful King of Atlantis.
Regardless of whether it’s a trident or quindent, everyone would agree that what DC has done with Aquaman so far has only made the character better. Many were admittedly skeptical when it was first announced that the Human-Atlantean hybrid is being brought to life on the big screen, but this edgier version of him with a spunk of personality suits Momoa pretty well and we can’t wait to see him grow as a superhero in the DC Films franchise, starting with this month’s Justice League.
Source: Chris Van Vliet
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