Aquaman was in Man of Steel and we didn’t even know it!
Jeff Sneider of The Wrap and the Meet the Movie Press podcast was at a luncheon at the Toronto International Film Festival last week at the Trump Hotel. He overheard some older gentleman who were sitting behind him talking about working with Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman was the topic of their discussion — he’s going to be a “buff Hawaiian guy with tribal tattoos” which seems to fit Jason Momoa’s profile very nicely.
But more interesting than that is how Aquaman fits into the story. Early on in Man of Steel, Superman saves a bunch of people from a collapsing, fiery oil rig. You can watch a clip in the video above. The oil rig explodes, sending a weakened Superman crashing into the ocean. He can be seen floating in the water at one point, with two giant whales coming to presumably save him and bring him to shore. Sneider reports that the whales were sent by Aquaman, who has the ability to talk to sea animals. Superman and Aquaman may already know each other in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice if they met off-screen in Man of Steel.
I don’t think there’s any reason to take any of this as rumor. Every big shot in the movie industry attends the Toronto International Film Festival, and Snieder is a great reporter at The Wrap. Listen to the story in his own words in the video below. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice talk starts around the 29:44 mark.
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