Warner Bros. Animation (via TV Guide) has debuted the first official image from the film which features the King of Atlantis himself (above).
It was first teased at the end of Justice League: War, the next DC animated film Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will adapt the comic crossover arc by Geoff Johns that sees Aquaman facing off against the surface world. Unlike the comic however, the movie will focus on how young Arthur Curry discovers his aquatic heritage. When the movie begins, he’s raised by his human father and doesn’t know that he is the heir to the throne of the underseas kingdom.
Supervising producer James Tucker says of Aquaman in the film:
“We meet him at a low point in his life. He’s a little bit lost. His father has died and he’s always been an outsider, so the one person who had his back is now gone. When that Atlanteans instigate incidents to escalate a war with the surface world, he doesn’t yet know who he is. As he discovers his true history he’s going to have a lot of choices to make. It’s definitely about him finding his own path.”
The idea of the film is to adjust Aquaman’s image to the general public, though Tucker knows they may be a bit skeptical:
“A lot of times with Aquaman people just focus on his powers and their opinion of them as being lame — which I don’t believe — and that’s all they think of him. Hopefully we’ve made him a person in people’s eyes first. And then the powers and the telepathy with fish and all that can be put in perspective.”
Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will provide the voice for Arthur Curry in the animated feature. He’s joined by Jason O’Mara as Batman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Christopher Gorham as The Flash, Sean Astin as Shazam, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell as Superman, Sam Witwer, as Aquaman’s devious brother Orm, and Sumalee Montano as his future bride Mera,
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will debut on digital, DVD, and Blu-ray in early 2015.