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The Pitch: Arthur Curry ( Ja­son Momoa) is the lon­glost king of At­lantis, and uses his wa­ter- pow­ers to pro­tect the un­der­sea world from dan­ger.

The Prom­ise: Any Game Of Thrones viewer knows that Momoa is carved from solid mus­cle and raw charisma, and Aqua­man’s un­der­wa­ter world gives plenty of po­ten­tial for a visual feast. Cur­rent ru­mours sug­gest there’ll be ap­pear­ances from char­ac­ters like love- in­ter­est Mera, along with vil­lains Black Manta and Ocean Master. How­ever, much of Aqua­man’s long comics his­tory is con­vo­luted and bor­der­line lu­di­crous – and out­side the comics world the character is of­ten seen as some­thing of a joke. The ad­mit­tedly suc­cess­ful New 52 re­launch hasn’t changed this too much, and Momoa’s League- re­lated ap­pear­ances will have to se­ri­ously im­press if the Aqua­man movie isn’t to be greeted by per­plexed shrugs…

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