A set of covers for Aquaman tie-in activity books offer another look at Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry in his classic gold and green costume. The costume is something of an oddity, given that we’ve seen it in merchandise and worn by an official Aquaman toy, but we didn’t see it at all in the Aquaman trailer that was released at Comic-Con. Instead, Arthur Curry is seen either shirtless, wearing civilian clothes, or wearing a different set of armor.
The reason for this is most likely that Aquaman doesn’t become King of Atlantis until the very end of the movie, as Momoa confirmed last year, and so it would be difficult to show any scenes with him in the suit without spoiling what happens. However, given that this is the first time that Aquaman has been featured in his own big-budget solo movie, many fans are eager to see the costume they know and love from the comics – especially given that Aquaman has already appeared in two movies without it.
Twitter account The Aquaman Shrine has dug up mock-up covers for three children’s activity books that tie-in with Aquaman, and all three feature our hero in his classic gold and green suit. The photos are unfortunately very low-res, but you can also see other characters like Mera (Amber Heard), King Orm (Patrick Wilson), and Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). In the first image, Aquaman is wielding King Atlan’s trident, which again confirms that that these images represent Aquaman at the end of the movie, since the movie will be about Arthur searching for the trident.
Aquaman is the first DC Extended Universe movie since last year’s poorly-received Justice League, and all eyes are on director James Wan to see if his movie will manage to match the success of Wonder Woman and put the DCEU firmly back on track. Warner Bros. is diversifying its lineup in the coming year with the comedy-heavy kid-centric Shazam! and a mid-budget Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Aquaman will be a pretty traditional superhero origin story, exploring Arthur Curry’s childhood and his struggle with being a part of two world: the land, and the ocean.
If this first solo movie proves to be a success and Momoa returns for a sequel, that classic comic-accurate costume will hopefully get a lot more screen time. For now, though, the fun will lie in seeing how Aquaman goes from being a beach bum to the King of Atlantis – armor, trident, and all.