It appears that Aquaman will soon be making some waves in world of DVD, starting in the upcoming “Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths” DTV — with that movie’s co-director Lauren Montgomery recently letting slip that not only was The King Of The Seven Seas her favorite superhero, but he would also make a cameo appearance in the film.
It is also no big secret that “Crisis” will include the CW’s unaired pilot to the “Aquaman” series (called “Mercy Reef”). This move marks the first time that a live action “bonus episode” has been included as part of any DC UNIVERSE releases’ special features. It’s a great way to introduce the character to a wider audience – - and whet their appetite for more. But what else does Warner Bros. Animation have planned for Aquaman?
Aquaman also is scheduled to head to DVD with some help from Adam Green, the writer/director behind the horror film “Hatchet” and the chilling survival thriller “Frozen.” Green previously spoke to fearnet.com about his “Aquaman” project:
“I went in on a general meeting with the D.C. guys and they mentioned how they are going to be making a new slate of animated movies about their characters, And I mentioned this storyline that I had for a cool Aquaman movie that was really scary and dark. And then they asked me to come back and tell them the full story. So I did. And they literally bought it in the room — and since summer, I have been working on writing this animated Aquaman movie — tentatively called AQUAMAN: HERO OF ATLANTIS.”
He went on to add, “The film actually pits Aquaman and Ocean Master TOGETHER fighting against THE KORDAX (a giant Kraken-like / Cloverfield-like monster). It’s PG-13 so they are letting me get away with a lot more than what you would normally get in a Justice League animated feature.”
This sounds like it’ll be a huge departure from the Aquaman that occasionally teams up with Batman on the kid friendly TV show “The Brave & The Bold.”
NOTE: I'd like to extend a special thanks to Sean Gerski of itsjustmovies.com for his editorial help with this article.