An Aquaman movie for the big screen? Seems that it's a clear possibility, if we're
to believe the King of Atlantis himself, actor Alan Ritchson, who's making a splashy
return in tonight's episode of the CW's Smallville titled "Patriot."
In an interview with Comic Book Ressources, the actor, who doesn't return to
Smallville alone, since he's coming back with wife Mera in tow (it'll be the first
time we see the character on the series), first sounded off on a TV series based on his
character, whom he calls the "Superman of the Seas":
Oh yeah, I would like that for sure. But I don't think a TV show is a reality, to be honest. Not that I wouldn't like to see that story told. Like I said earlier, Aquaman's basically the Superman of the Seas and there's a really cool story behind that. I think it would be fun to tell it, but it's just so hard to tell a story involving water. And it's expensive. In today's day and age, people aren't looking to spend a lot of money on a TV show. Maybe someday they'll find a way, technically, to do it in a fiscally sound manner.
If you recall, Warner Brothers commissioned an Aquaman TV spinoff series in 2006, which was shot with Justin Hartley (who now plays Smallville's Green Arrow) in the lead role instead of Alan Ritchson, but it never went as far as the pilot.
However, the actor is much more positive on the possibility of seeing Aquaman on the
big screen and wouldn't rule out his involvement in the project if possible:
But a movie, on the other hand, I think is very much a reality. In fact, I think there's one in the works. Some people in LA are starting to get the ball rolling on that. I don't know what my involvement would ever be in that, but, yeah, I think it would be cool to see that happen. But it's just so expensive to do. It's hard to say if it's really going to happen.
We went to take a peek at IMDB, and there's indeed an Aquaman project listed for release in 2013. However, the only thing it says on there is that it's in development. Bummer.
An Aquaman movie sure sounds good, even if the character never achieved the
same level of popularity that Superman and Batman have enjoyed. But if the upcoming
Green Lantern movie is a success, it could provide the incentive for studios to
take a look at other DC characters, AND in the hands of capable people, it could be a fun and wild ride. Just imagine Atlantis on the big screen . . .in 3-D (no doubt).
In the meanwhile, you can get your Aquaman fix by watching the CW's hit series