Jason Momoa will bring DC hero Aquaman to live action when Justice League releases on Nov. 17. The introduction of Momoa’s Aquaman is one of the most talked about aspects of the movie. Meanwhile, ahead of the movie’s release date, an Aquaman television pilot has come to light and media outlets are talking about it.
Back in 2005, Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Miller developed a show with the same name for WB Television Networks. Starring “This Is US” actor Justin Hartley as Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman, tells the story of a young man with superpowers, who is destined to become the Prince of Atlantis.
The Aquaman pilot was scheduled to release in 2006. Unfortunately, the series remained unsold and it got canceled. The merger between WB and UPN, which resulted in The CW, did not allow the show to make it to the small screen.
Later, the pilot was made available through iTunes and it is now available for $1.99. As per Screenrant, it became the most downloaded TV show on iTunes. According to the website, the show was appreciated by the critics
In addition, the trailer is still available to watch online for free on YouTube. The 2.14 minutes trailer opens with Aquaman’s mother’s narration. It tells how it all began for Arthur Curry and sheds light on the superhero’s backstory. It reveals how he lost his mother and discovered his metahuman powers. Scroll down to view the trailer.
Before Hartley’s appearance as Aquaman, Alan Ritchson debuted Aquaman on Smallville. The character appeared to help Clark Kent in his various missions.
Years after Aquaman failed, the character will finally make it to the big screen when Justice League releases this fall. Momoa as Aquaman will join Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and lay the foundation of the superhero team. Following which, Momoa will feature in the character’s stand-alone movie with the same name slated to release in 2018.
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