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HBO Max bringing us an Aquaman limited animated series based after the movie

January 22nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oooooooooh… this is exciting news.

It’s a great time to be a DC fan as Joker is set up for Oscar glory and Crisis on Infinite Earths did what we earlier thought impossible and drew all the worlds we love into one official multiverse, but now we have even more awesome news.

While the DCEU as is has so far only existed on the big screen, it seems that the HBO Max streaming service is set to change all that as 2018’s Aquaman director James Wan is producing an Aquaman animated series on the channel.

It will be called Aquaman: King of Atlantis, will be three episodes long and will see Arthur Curry, AKA the Aquaman, and the story will begin “with Arthur Curry’s first day on the job a the king of Atlantis, a throne which he was seen claiming in the final moments of the Aquaman movie. Vulko and Mera will be on hand to support him in his work as the King of Atlantis”.

It’s curious that this is happening, given that a Justice League Dark movie and TV project has been announced, making us wonder if the DCEU, moving forward, will be explored on cinema and TV at the same time, which is very exciting news!

DC has proved that they can do wonders on TV and they have really found their niche on the big screen, so this is definitely cool news.

“This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max.

“On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.”

At this stage it is unclear if Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and the rest of the cast will voice their respective characters (I’d say they will, given how big a project this will be for the streaming service) but of the actual plot, we know this:

Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident.

The series is executive produced by James Wan, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.

The hype starts here, folks…

Source: Comicbook

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….