Comic book writer, Peter David, who created the long-haired, bearded, and often shirtless version of Aquaman in the comic books, expects Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry to lose a hand in the next movie.
David recently penned down a review of the latest Aquaman film on his official website. He revealed that the folks over at DC not only invited him for the film’s premiere but also included his name in the ‘Special Thanks’ section in the film credits confirming that the Aquaman version on the screen is his spin.
In the comic book, David’s badass Aquaman version loses his hand when a villain temporarily steals his powers and forces a school of piranha to eat his left hand. He replaces it first with a harpoon and then with a high-tech retractible harpoon later. So, there are high chances that a sequel film will show Aquaman with a harpoon hand.
“I’ve written a number of characters and put my own spin on them, but unless you’re looking at a picture of the Hulk wearing a business suit, there is no other character so clearly identified with me as a badass Aquaman with long hair and a beard,” David wrote. “It’s so obvious a connection that DC not only invited me out to the premiere, but my name appears in the ‘Special Thanks’ section in the credits. So basically everyone, up to and including the publisher, acknowledges that the version on the screen is my guy. (I fully expect he’ll lose a hand in the sequel.)”
While David admitted that DC has maintained a higher standard for Aquaman as compared to other comic book movies, he still thinks Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is still the best comic book movie ever made and Wonder Woman is the best DC comic book movie ever made.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime. The film stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren, Djimon Hounsou, Natalia Safran, and Michael Beach.
Aquaman releases in theaters on Friday, Dec. 21.
Source: Peter David
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