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Geoff Johns Trying To Make Aquaman Cool By Including Three Villains

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, June 22 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Geoff Johns Trying To Make Aquaman Cool By Including Three Villains

Try as he might...

Source: Deadline

Saying DC Comics President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns is a fan of Aquaman is an understatement. Johns wrote Aquaman for The New 52 relaunch and co-wrote the story for the film with its director James Wan. Aquaman has always been the butt of jokes, as his power set can be watered down to "being able to talk to fish". Johns has spent his career trying to make Aquaman cool. His latest attempt is beefing up the film's rogues gallery to include nearly all of Aquaman's comic book villains.

With the addition of Michael Beach to the cast, as Jesse Kane, part of a group of high-seas hijackers, the film's villain count grows to three. Beach joins Yahya Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta and Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master. While most superhero movies have either one or two bad guys, not many have three bad guys.

Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm), Temura Morrison (Thomas Curry), Ludi Lin (Murk), Yahya Abdul-Mateen (Black Manta), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus), and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Aquaman is set to release on December 21, 2018.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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