Peter David Comments On Jason Momoa as Aquaman
With Zack Snyder releasing the first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, with it comes some contention amongst the fans.
While most fans seemed to be in favor of Momoa as Aquaman and approved of the first image, apparently some weren't too happy.
Now comic book writer Peter David has addressed the situation. David wrote Aquaman back in the 1990s and says the Jason Momoa Aquaman is obviously his version and asks: Why do fans have to bitch about EVERYthing?
Check it out:
So now I’m reading comments from fans widely decrying the photo of Aquaman that Zack Snyder put up on Twitter. Apparently oblivious to the fact that it’s clearly my version of Arthur, fans are shouting that it looks nothing remotely like the DC Aquaman. Which I guess makes sense; mine was twenty years ago and that’s two generations of comics fans to have passed through and forgotten my iteration of the Sea King.
But still: when will they learn? I still remember clearly being at a convention back in the early 90s, and it had been announced that Tim Burton was casting Michael Keaton as Batman. I was on a panel and we were asked about it. Every other panel member said it was an insult, that it was going to be 1960s Adam West all over again. And I was the last person to speak, and I said, “Look: Tim Burton is a director. Keaton is an actor. They’re both good at what they do, and just because they’re mostly known for comedy doesn’t mean they can’t turn out a great Batman film.”
And I was booed. By everyone. Even the other panelists gave me the evil eye.
Flash forward several years, and I’m at another convention, and I hear two fans talking about the just announced “Batman Returns.” Their opinion: “It better be Tim Burton and Michael Keaton or otherwise it’s gonna suck.” I felt vindicated.
Remember when photos of Heath Ledger surfaced as the Joker and fans proclaimed he looked completely wrong and the film was going to suck?
And fans never learn. They NEVER learn.
Why the hell can’t they rein in their perpetual expectation for the worst and just wait to see the damned film? Yes, “Man of Steel” was a flawed film. Y’know what? It was still 100% better than Superman III and IV.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.