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Jason Momoa explains why he doesn’t have Aquaman’s trident in Justice League

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Nov 6, 2017

A lot of the buzz around Justice League’s version of Aquaman revolved around his weapon of choice, the trident. Jason Momoa’s version of the character sports a version of the weapon in the trailers, but keen-eyed fans noticed it actually had five prongs. Meaning, yeah, it’s not actually a trident. So what’s the deal?

Momoa chatted with WSVN-TV Miami's Chris Van Vliet to talk about the film, and revealed there’s apparently a good reason Aquaman is rocking a “quindent” when we see him teaming up with Batman, The Flash, Cyborg and Wonder Woman. He’s teased before that the version of the character in Justice League is only on his way to becoming Aquaman, and we’ll really get into that journey in the solo film.

So, that’s why he’s not rocking the characters trademark trident: He hasn’t acquired it. Yet.

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"I didn't call it a trident. It’s a quindent,” Momoa said. “We don't call it that in the movie and when you watch Aquaman you're going to see him go for the trident, so everyone's just got to stay tuned for a hot minute."

The character of Aquaman was a joke for a long time, but that changed over the past decade or so in the pages of DC Comics — and the casting of Jason Momoa made it clear the big screen version would also kick a whole lot of butt. It might seem like a small detail, but Aquaman’s trident is a key part of the character’s mythos, so it’s encouraging to see the team behind the DCEU taking it seriously with how its introduced.

Justice League opens November 17, while Aquaman hits the big screen in 2018.