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Leo on Aquaman? Jul. 20, 2009
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Source: THR

Buried in an otherwise interesting article about the state of DC Comics at the movies is a brief mention that Leonardo DiCaprio is producing a big-screen version of AQUAMAN for Warner Bros. Before you get too excited, DiCaprio is only attached to produce at this time and development is in the very early stages (they're "taking pitches" from writers). But in a time when GREEN LANTERN is finally moving ahead and other DC projects are moving ahead, it's possible we could see an AQUAMAN movie before we see another SUPERMAN movie.

It'll be hard to get an AQUAMAN movie taken seriously though with "Entourage" and "why don't you go talk to some fish?!" still fresh in everyone's brain. DiCaprio has been trying hard to get a fanboy friendly project off the ground (see: AKIRA) but hasn't had much luck.

Do you think AQUAMAN is worth adapting into a movie or would you rather Warner Bros. focus their attention on FLASH, SUPERMAN or another DC property?

Extra Tidbit: Marvel has similarly been trying to get a SUB-MARINER movie off the ground.

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bsquared318
8:18PM on 07/22/2009
i don't think a story about Aquaman would be able to stand on its own, but i'm totally down with seeing Leo try and make it worth my while.
i don't think a story about Aquaman would be able to stand on its own, but i'm totally down with seeing Leo try and make it worth my while.
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philalva77
7:06AM on 07/22/2009
Aquaman is simply too campy to be made into a full length feature
Aquaman is simply too campy to be made into a full length feature
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seriously, Kanye West should be Aquaman!!!!!
TAE K
8:15PM on 07/21/2009
you can at least imagine him wearing the costume. right?
you can at least imagine him wearing the costume. right?
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seriously, Kanye West should be Aquaman
TAE K
8:15PM on 07/21/2009
you can at least imagine him wearing the costume. right?
you can at least imagine him wearing the costume. right?
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darqjade
2:35PM on 07/21/2009
SCREW FISH BOY.. give me FLASH!
SCREW FISH BOY.. give me FLASH!
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Thumbs and gils
Agent Graves
9:51PM on 07/20/2009
Yup. I am hoping that the lil treatment I whipped up a few months ago will be sent in via my agent.
Yup. I am hoping that the lil treatment I whipped up a few months ago will be sent in via my agent.
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FLASH!
backtothecritic
8:50PM on 07/20/2009
i would rather DC focus on a flash movie, cause that hasnt been done in forever !
i would rather DC focus on a flash movie, cause that hasnt been done in forever !
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Brendan M.
8:14PM on 07/20/2009
Rather see them take the time to do Wonder Woman. And I hope Leo D. Plays Captain America.
Rather see them take the time to do Wonder Woman. And I hope Leo D. Plays Captain America.
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cerealkiller182
7:05PM on 07/20/2009
Aquaman has had at least a passing resemblance to Aruthurian legend. If kept as a sword and sandal type picture underwater could be very good.
Aquaman has had at least a passing resemblance to Aruthurian legend. If kept as a sword and sandal type picture underwater could be very good.
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Get GL right first...
Treadstone79
6:53PM on 07/20/2009
Think they'll cast Ryan Reynolds for this one, too?
Think they'll cast Ryan Reynolds for this one, too?
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All Aquaman needs is good writers.
SMERSH Agent
6:53PM on 07/20/2009
I think most people’s negative opinion of Aquaman is based on his wimpy portrayal on the old Superfriends cartoon and from parodies of him. An Aquaman movie has the potential of being the next Iron-Man or Spidey 2. Th...
I think most people’s negative opinion of Aquaman is based on his wimpy portrayal on the old Superfriends cartoon and from parodies of him. An Aquaman movie has the potential of being the next Iron-Man or Spidey 2. The only thing keeping it from being such is the writer’s imagination. Throw in a truly menacing Black Manta, Atlantean society intrigue and infighting, insane action pieces containing whatever: great whites, killer whales, mutant sea creatures, Atlantean undersea battles, giant tidal waves, submarines, warships and even land based action. Aquaman can function on land as well. Whatever the script allows. Add a little corporate pollution by Lexcorp to tie Aquaman to the rest of the DC universe a la Iron-Man. Most importantly, make Aquaman and those around him interesting. He doesn’t have to be brooding (done to death). Make him tough, give him a hard edge. Most forget that he has superhuman strength . This would make for a great brawl with some baddies. Aquaman is such an under-appreciated character. Let’s hope some good writers change some people’s minds.
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gotham guardian
6:00PM on 07/20/2009
I think if done right, Aquaman could be good, but I wouldn't mind seeing a Flash movie.
I think if done right, Aquaman could be good, but I wouldn't mind seeing a Flash movie.
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REALLY????
i love lamp
5:09PM on 07/20/2009
does a show like entorage really have that much weight as to already form your opinion on an aquaman movie????
does a show like entorage really have that much weight as to already form your opinion on an aquaman movie????
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Entourage
dtrain8906
4:24PM on 07/20/2009
After the way it was handled on Entourage it'll never be taken seriously as soon as I saw the headline i was disappointed when James Camerons name didnt appear as the director... AND WHERES VINNY CHASE?
After the way it was handled on Entourage it'll never be taken seriously as soon as I saw the headline i was disappointed when James Camerons name didnt appear as the director... AND WHERES VINNY CHASE?
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Sub-Mariner!
ANTI
3:17PM on 07/20/2009
Marvel's Namor has always been a more interesting character,with wanting to destroy the human race and what not...An Aquaman movie would just be silly in comparision.
Marvel's Namor has always been a more interesting character,with wanting to destroy the human race and what not...An Aquaman movie would just be silly in comparision.
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tough call
ActionFan81
2:50PM on 07/20/2009
In this day and age of 'dark' superheroes, I think the costume designers will have a challenge with the outfit to make it look less ...um, ......er.. Shall we say, "flamboyant" becuase the whole leather outfit thingy ...
In this day and age of 'dark' superheroes, I think the costume designers will have a challenge with the outfit to make it look less ...um, ......er.. Shall we say, "flamboyant" becuase the whole leather outfit thingy (which is trend) wouldn't work with Aquaman and it would piss off the loyal fans. Anyway like Smiert Spionam said, it could test visual-fx artists to come up with something that could rival or superpass the James Cameron classic The Abyss. As for Leo, he clearly seems to be a fan-boy so I guess its cool he's involved.
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ActionFan81
3:08PM on 07/20/2009
whoopsy! double post!
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uh, hello?
deathmetalbrian
2:47PM on 07/20/2009
apparently mike didn't take the time to read the whole article since the flash is moving right along and will probably be the next movie that we see from dc after the green lantern. as far as aquaman's get up, have...
apparently mike didn't take the time to read the whole article since the flash is moving right along and will probably be the next movie that we see from dc after the green lantern. as far as aquaman's get up, have him loose his hand and have the spear/ hook in it's place and it's all good from there on out. also, go the eco terrorist route w/ him.
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tough call
ActionFan81
2:30PM on 07/20/2009
In this day and age of 'dark' superheroes, I think the costume designers will have a challenge with the outfit to make it look less ...um, ......er.. Shall we say, "flamboyant" becuase the whole leather outfit thingy ...
In this day and age of 'dark' superheroes, I think the costume designers will have a challenge with the outfit to make it look less ...um, ......er.. Shall we say, "flamboyant" becuase the whole leather outfit thingy (which is trend) wouldn't work with Aquaman and it would piss off the loyal fans. Someone Anyway like Smiert Spionam said, it could test visual-fx artists to come up with something that could rival or superpass the James Cameron classic The Abyss. As for Leo, he clearly seems to be a fan-boy so I guess its cool he's involved.
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Aquaman
Halik
1:41PM on 07/20/2009
could be fucking insanely awesome as a movie. Apparently not many of you have any vision. Esp those of you saying do Superman! Give me a break Superman has had more than enough chances Aquaman may be a stupid comic bu...
could be fucking insanely awesome as a movie. Apparently not many of you have any vision. Esp those of you saying do Superman! Give me a break Superman has had more than enough chances Aquaman may be a stupid comic but on screen it could be one of the newest ideas and something fresh from all the typical superhero movies. I'm no Aquaman fan at all but I still realize a movie COULD be incredibly awesome if you were creative.
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who would pay to see this?
lastmass
1:31PM on 07/20/2009
Aguaman sucks.... he has sucked for at least 15 years. When he lost his hand for that half a second and became bad ass for a few months. That was zas cool as he ever got. This is a waste of time and effort. Move onto ...
Aguaman sucks.... he has sucked for at least 15 years. When he lost his hand for that half a second and became bad ass for a few months. That was zas cool as he ever got. This is a waste of time and effort. Move onto a Wonder-woman, or Flash movie for goes sake! Lets but this ongoing joke to rest for good. I rather see the Sub-mariner movie if i had to pick one. At least there you have the chance for him to kill Nazi's.
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I dont see it
cricker
12:35PM on 07/20/2009
I dont see how that character can be interesting enough for a whole movie, or how it couldnt be cheesy, but I confess to not knowing a lot about the character.
I dont see how that character can be interesting enough for a whole movie, or how it couldnt be cheesy, but I confess to not knowing a lot about the character.
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The Bodyguard
12:24PM on 07/20/2009
People do not give enough credit to Aquaman. He can be very interesting. The Silver Age just kind of made him the guy who talks to fish.
People do not give enough credit to Aquaman. He can be very interesting. The Silver Age just kind of made him the guy who talks to fish.
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Make No Mistake...
Smiert Spionam
12:20PM on 07/20/2009
... an Aquaman film could be awesome. Theoretically, the film would be more about the lost city of Atlantis and its people. With today's FX, that could be visually stunning....
... an Aquaman film could be awesome. Theoretically, the film would be more about the lost city of Atlantis and its people. With today's FX, that could be visually stunning....
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DaForce
12:17PM on 07/20/2009
Well, considering that WB needs to get a Supes movie into production before 2011 or they lose the rights to the Siegel estate, my guess is that they're frantically trying to come up with something before they lose the...
Well, considering that WB needs to get a Supes movie into production before 2011 or they lose the rights to the Siegel estate, my guess is that they're frantically trying to come up with something before they lose the rights to a billion dollar iconic character.
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Gayfish?!!?
TAE K
11:35AM on 07/20/2009
KANYE WEST for AQUAMAN!!!!! seriously though, can we just get that damn Superman movie off the ground? I'd like to see the one with an "older Superman"... and Dean Cain is just getting to that age!! i think he's th...
KANYE WEST for AQUAMAN!!!!! seriously though, can we just get that damn Superman movie off the ground? I'd like to see the one with an "older Superman"... and Dean Cain is just getting to that age!! i think he's the best Superman i've seen since 1990.
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Felix Leiter
11:33AM on 07/20/2009
a couple of years ago they attempted to relaunch the Aquaman comic as a sort of Conan underwater type thing. Swords, sorcery, all kinds of secret human type races living underwater. It sounds kind of cool actually, ...
a couple of years ago they attempted to relaunch the Aquaman comic as a sort of Conan underwater type thing. Swords, sorcery, all kinds of secret human type races living underwater. It sounds kind of cool actually, but when it come to making a movie like this or something more traditional i just don't think you can have a movie set completely underwater, and if you take Auqaman on land then who cares. Still I have seen crazier shit with no fan base succeed so what do I know
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Kiefer24LU
11:24AM on 07/20/2009
Drop Aquaman because they haven't managed to do a good job with DC's best heroes yet. Get on Superman and do it justice!
Drop Aquaman because they haven't managed to do a good job with DC's best heroes yet. Get on Superman and do it justice!
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kclb1288
11:05AM on 07/20/2009
Is James Cameron directing?
Is James Cameron directing?
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Shaggy89
10:48AM on 07/20/2009
jus get vincent chase to star and make it funny
jus get vincent chase to star and make it funny
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PsycheAL
10:37AM on 07/20/2009
An Aquaman movie can work, but it will be difficult.
An Aquaman movie can work, but it will be difficult.
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Netforce
10:32AM on 07/20/2009
This is a bad idea and the whole idea of Aquaman to be adapted to movie is really hard to do. Unlike Green Lantern, Green Lantern can pretty much do everything with his green ring, visualizing his thoughts into action...
This is a bad idea and the whole idea of Aquaman to be adapted to movie is really hard to do. Unlike Green Lantern, Green Lantern can pretty much do everything with his green ring, visualizing his thoughts into action scenes. But Aquaman the movie?? It could turn out to be corny.
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jolanar
10:27AM on 07/20/2009
Aquaman will never be taken seriously. This is a bad idea.
Aquaman will never be taken seriously. This is a bad idea.
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Miguelito
10:17AM on 07/20/2009
Sounds like a great idea if he couldn't get Akira to work out. All of his projects are of a high quality. Make it happen, Leo.
Sounds like a great idea if he couldn't get Akira to work out. All of his projects are of a high quality. Make it happen, Leo.
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