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    The son of an Atlantean queen and a lighthouse keeper from the town of Amnesty Bay, Arthur Curry would grow up to become the superhero Aquaman, and later take on his birthright as the King of Atlantis. He is a founding member of the Justice League and is among DC Comics' most recognized heroes.

    Jason Momoa's Aquaman Costume Revealed

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    Edited By k4tzm4n  Moderator

    Love or hate Man of Steel -- and we all know just how polarizing that movie can be -- it's tough not to get at least a little excited for director Zack Snyder's follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Not only is this the first time the two iconic characters will appear together on the big screen, but it's also going to be the movie that takes big steps to expand the DC Cinematic Universe and tease or possibly even form the Justice League. We know Aquaman's going to have some kind of role in it. How extensive? That obviously hasn't been revealed yet. But you know what has been revealed? His costume design! Snyder took to Twitter very late last night (like, 12:55 EST) to offer us our very first look at actor Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman!

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    There's probably two common reactions going on right now: "badass" or "where's the color?" To the first one, yeah, we agree. Then again, making Momoa look not badass is a pretty tough feat, isn't it? Even if you think it looks cool, try not to let "hype" wash over you. So many fans seem to have their minds made up before a movie is released. So, instead of arguing with your fellow comic book fans about whether this movie will "rule" or "suck," let's try waiting to see the quality of the movie before deciding and mudslinging, yeah? In the meantime, looks like a cool costume and hopefully his role is just as cool, too. As for the lack of color, maybe Snyder is using a filter like he did in some of his previous photos? We know the movie likely won't have a bright, all-ages and lighthearted tone, but you can see even the actor's skin appears to be somewhat grey (50 Shades of Momoa). We're hoping the shade of gold/yellow on his armor will be a little brighter in the final product and we're left wondering what color his pants are. (This is an important question, people!) We're thinking they're a very dark shade of green, possibly with some black or dark blue meshed in. Still, that definitely looks like someone who can command respect and stand up to Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman in a debate or even physical conflict. Oh, there's probably a third reaction: "how'd he get tattoos?"We're talking about a movie in which a dude shoots heat vision from his eyes and a human dresses like a bat and then fights crime. There's a demigod as well. I'm pretty sure they can justify Arthur getting tattoos at some point.

    It's easy to immediately think "unite the seven" applies to the seven seas because, well, Aquaman. However, we're thinking it's referring to the seven members of the Justice League. Fingers crossed this means more costume reveals are on the way. We're hoping Cyborg is next. I mean, we already have a cool looking Flash racing around on TV at the moment.

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016. Aquaman is set for 2018.

    Source: Twitter

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    Reminder that anyone who dislikes the beard is a Mera alt, just ignore

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    Are we sure he's playing Aquaman and not Poseidon?

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    I'm really liking it.

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    Are we sure he's playing Aquaman and not Poseidon?

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    #5  Edited By longbowhunter

    I guess when you cast Jason Mamoa you're going for a specific look.

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    I don't like the tattoos.

    DC continues to go into the dark, bleak, edgy road. Meh.

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    It's not a bad character design, but I don't think it's a good Aquaman design.

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    Effing ace. I love it.

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    Awesome

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    Am I the only one who thinks he looks just a bit like Thorin Oakenshield?

    As for the lack of color, I think it's mostly just because they sapped the color from the photo on purpose. That said, I suspect his final look will still not have much color and instead be more like Wonder Woman and Batman's confirmed looks: monochromatic.

    Well, here's hoping they don't just give the Flash a generic black bodysuit, or worse, jeans and a red hoodie.

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    I think it looks pretty badass

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    O dg hdhdjbfjfjfjjfjfjfjf!

    YES Neptune damn it! This is exactly what I wanted an looks a lot like the fan art I've been posting.

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    #13  Edited By the_stegman  Moderator

    My only "complaint" is that he isn't wearing enough armor. But besides that, this looks awesome.

    Also, inb4 the "DC hates color" comments.

    They're trying to set a tone.

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    I don't like the tattoos.

    DC continues to go into the dark, bleak, edgy road. Meh.

    Agreed, this guy would never challenge a villain to a dance off. F-ing lame.

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    #15  Edited By Captain13

    The trident looks Kryptonian.

    What will Flash look like?

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    I love it and can't wait for a full body image. I do wonder if the catchphrase is in reference to the JL or to the seven seas. I suspect the former, though.

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    I love it. I'm intrigued by the "Unite the seven" slogan too. It could be homage to uniting the 7 seas or the Justice League, very cryptic. ...Awesome, I've been starving for some new intel on what Synder is cooking up for the DCCU

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    Holy Crap....awesome

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    super cool count me in

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    "Seven hells, Ned!"

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    I'm glad they went a little 90s with it.

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    #23  Edited By KritikalMassX

    The irony of this is that Momoa would've been a good candidate as a live-action Namor (should Marvel decides to make a movie about him). Now the costume...While I do like the look, I'm a bit on the fence with its dark and gritty tone.

    Yeah, we get it, DC...You want to be the opposite of the MCU.

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    #24  Edited By Mrnoital

    awesome, love it

    and before someone says "that doesn't look anything like Aquaman"

    remember the 90's

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    #25  Edited By SaintWildcard

    While I'm not in love with this look, I can't say he doesn't look like a badass. But I still think the original would have been a lot better.

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    #26  Edited By SilverPool

    IT'S....

    BOOTIFUL

    I dig the tattoos and love the A on the belt.

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    That is a good look, but one that I did not expect to see.

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    I dig it. Very intimidating.

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    That is a good look, but one that I did not expect to see.

    Really, what were you expecting?

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    @longbowhunter: Scales to be honest.

    Just based on all the other characters Momoa has played I figured this would be the direction they'd go.

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    Definitely reminiscent of the 90's Auqaman design, and since 90's Aquaman is the only good thing about 90's superhero comics, I approve.

    Also, I really dig how the tattoos mirror the patterns in the armor pieces.

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    Close, very close!

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    I love it! Yes he looks badass and not sure if the tattoos are because Momoa is quite heavily tattooed anyway so it's easier to work them into the outfit

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    Its awesome.. its Badass!

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    #36  Edited By FIXER22

    I think it rocks. I was always a fan of the bearded one handed Aquaman. He looked more rugged. He looked like he had been thru some tough times. Just my opinion. I think this is outstanding. I for one loved Man of Steel. I kept hearing the whole "war of the worlds" comparison, but it's Superman!!!! He doesn't do anything BUT epic and the movie to me was epic. I wasn't to sure how the dark would translate to Superman, but I thought it did, and I thought it did well. This gets me excited.

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    I hope this happens.

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    @xwraith said:

    It's not a bad character design, but I don't think it's a good Aquaman design.

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    Very very good. Not trying to start a flame war but so far the JL look like they'll eat the avengers alive.

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    Looks like he should be hanging with Maximus and the boys:

    My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

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    Yes! Looks awesome!!!

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    No homo, but more definition in his pectoral region couldn't hurt.

    As for the colour tone, you aren't the first to think that.

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    I love it.

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    @xwraith said:

    It's not a bad character design, but I don't think it's a good Aquaman design.

    What he said. I like the design, and there are aspects of it that make me go "Oh look, it's Aquaman", but those are more in the details. It does feel like the usual Momoa look his characters tend to get, and not sure I like the tribal/savage look they're for with Aquaman (if I wanted to get nit picky, I'd like to know how he managed to get tattoos while residing in the water most of the time, especially since new tattoos are not supposed to be submerged in water and also that his skin shouldn't be penetrable like that).

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    Badass

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    #49  Edited By Superguy1591

    I really don't like Mamoa as Arthur. I would've preferred something less Pacific Islander and more English since he's based off of King Arthur, but I can't complain.

    P.S... He bleached the picture, the colors are bleached out. His pants are green.

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    No complaints from me. Eagerly waiting to see this movie.

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