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"Aquaman" First Look Reveals A Tattooed Jason Momoa

Director Zack Snyder tweeted the first official image of Momoa as the DC Comics hero, and also teased Justice League.

Late Thursday night, Zack Snyder tweeted the first official image of Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa as the DC Comics superhero Aquaman.

Warner Bros. / Via Twitter: @ZackSnyder

Momoa had reportedly been attached to the role for over a year, and Warner Bros. officially confirmed the actor would play Aquaman last October.

In the comics, Aquaman is known as the king of Atlantis, who rules the seas and can telepathically communicate with aquatic life.

DC Comics / Via
DC Comics / Via
DC Comics / Via

His costume is usually some kind of skin-tight orange suit made of scales, which, in Snyder's reimagining, appears to have been largely replaced with scale-like tattoos.

Momoa is still brandishing Aquaman's trident, which traditionally imbued him with many of his powers — not unlike the hammer wielded by Marvel's royal superhero Thor.

The tagline "Unite the Seven" that appears over the image refers, of course, to the Justice League, the seven DC superheroes who have often teamed up to save humanity/the world/the universe/the very fabric of time and space itself.

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The first half of a pair of Justice League movies, directed by Snyder, is set for release in 2017, starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman — and possibly Ezra Miller as the Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. (There is no word yet on who will play Green Lantern.)

In 2018, Momoa is set to star in his own Aquaman movie, followed by the second Justice League film in 2019.

Snyder's decision to release an image of the character, however, suggests audiences may see Momoa's Aquaman as soon as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is scheduled to open on March 25, 2016. The director has alluded to the possibility before.

  1. What do you think of this first look of Jason Momoa as Aquaman?

    Warner Bros. / Via Twitter: @ZackSnyder
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What do you think of this first look of Jason Momoa as Aquaman?
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    Thumbs-up! It's a badass new vision for the character!
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    Thumbs-down! Give me a skin-tight bright orange suit of scales, or give me nothing!
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    Eh, I've always found Aquaman kind of lame, and this hasn't yet convinced me otherwise.

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