Aquaman – 73% is one of the greatest hits of DC at the cinema. It is not only because Jason Momoa is perfect for the role, but also because James Wan managed to evade the labels that have been put on him and deliver a well-accomplished superhero movie with enough elements to want to see more. Adaptations of DC They are always somewhat complicated, and Zack Snyder’s vision is something that will continue to be debated for years, but after many titles that divided critics and audiences, it seems that they are finally on the right track. In this new context will come Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom that promises to be much more complex and dark than the first part.
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Of course, Warner Bros. You cannot pass up the opportunity to exploit these characters in every possible way and format. Although The Suicide Squad – 91% did not have a big break at the world box office, the film was very well received and is already considered one of the best titles of the brand. This prompted the production company to do its best to keep James Gunn around, who is developing a spin-off series based on Peacemaker (John Cena) which will premiere in HBO Max next year. In Wan’s case, the company doesn’t want to let him go easily either. At first there was talk of a sequel called The Trench that would give the director room to return to his beloved genre, but it eventually had to be canceled for reasons that are still unclear.
Instead of this horror story, Aquaman will have an animated spin-off called Aquaman: King of Atlantis which will premiere in HBO Max next October 14, and that will be produced by James wan. The first image of the cartoon was published weeks ago and the truth is that the public did not accept it at all. Instead of following the traditional animation of the movies of DC, the company preferred to “update” the style, so it hired the same creators of the reboot ThunderCats Roar, which was also heavily criticized and eventually hopelessly canceled.
Aquaman: King of Atlantis will not bring Jason momoa, Amber Heard or Patrick Wilson back. In this case, the cast will include Cooper Andrews, best known for his role as Jerry in Fear the Walking Dead – 60%, as Aquaman: Gillian Jacobs (Community – 90%) as Mera; Thomas Lennon as Vulko and Dana Snyder as Ocean Master. In a very particular association, in addition to premiering on the famous streaming platform, animation will also reach cartoon Network.
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The official synopsis for the cartoon is as follows (via .):
The series will begin with Arthur’s first day on the job as King of Atlantis, and he has to catch up on a lot of things. Luckily, he has the help of his two loyal advisers: Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the warrior princess who controls the water. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, villains from beyond time, and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman will have to face the challenge and prove to his people, and himself, that he is the right man for the trident. .
It is a much more familiar approach and clearly focused on children, where Aquaman will face new villains and challenges in each chapter. But the story will not be as scattered as one might think. In reality, this season will only feature 3 episodes, in something of a mini-trilogy.
Check out the first trailer here:
Yes Aquaman: King of Atlantis is a success with the public, we will almost certainly see more stories like this, be it a second season or new animations of other superheroes from DC, like Wonder Woman who is a favorite of the followers. Although the comparison is inevitable, it will be necessary to remember that this animation is not intended to follow the guidelines of the films, but it may end up becoming a new way of exploring the character and accessing a new generation that will know him through this project.
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