Did Geoff Johns Hint That Aquaman Will Make The Jump From Page To Screen?
A few hours ago it was announced that Geoff Johns would finish his highly-acclaimed run on Aquaman after the Death of a King arc. If you somehow managed to miss that announcement, you can read about it by clicking here. While Johns talked about his love of the character and how he’ll still be working with Aquaman and Mera in the pages of the Justice League, he also seemed to hint that we could see the King of the Sea in a different medium before long. We overlooked that big, but reading back over it it’s something that’s worth pointing out.
When asked what his hopes for Aquaman were as a character both in comics and possible other mediums, Geoff Johns seemed to hint that something is at least being talked about and Arthur could be making the leap from page to screen:
I think Aquaman’s one of the most well-known heroes in the world. Aquaman #5 and #6 outsold every Marvel comic those respective months. Aquaman has the ability to be a huge character and I think we really brought him to a new level in comic books, and I’m hoping that new level continues to everything that is DC Entertainment. Certainly that’s the goal. He’s one of our most recognizable and most important characters, and it’s going to continue to stay that way.
Johns points out that taking the character to a new level in everything that is DC Entertainment. You don’t call Aquaman one of the most well-known heroes in the world without having some plans to take him outside of the pages of the comics. Last month we heard that Aquaman could be the focus of a new DC animated film, but could Johns be hinting at something even larger than that? Could there be another cartoon, a different animated film, or even something more along the lines of a live action film be in the works?
With DC already kicking their cinematic universe off with Superman and casting a new Batman, it’s only a matter of time before we hear about other characters being introduced. I’d say it’s a safe bet that when that starts happening Aquaman will be one of the first few in line. Is this what Johns is getting at with his statement? We’ll have to wait and see. What do you think about Johns comments? Do you think he’s hinting at bigger things for Aquaman on the horizon?
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Source : IGN