Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, has tweeted out our first photo of action movie star Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Aquaman's first comic book appearance was in More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941). (Note: While the official publication date of Aquaman's first appearance is November of 1941, the actual date More Fun Comics #73 hit newstands is October 25, 1941.) March 25, 2016 is the scheduled release date for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.Jason Momoa is best known for his roles as Conan and as Khal Drago in the Game of Thrones cable TV show. In both instances, he portrayed muscular, aggressive characters who take charge of the world around, them, usually generating a significant body count along the way. Aquaman, the DC Comics character he is shown as in this photo, is, in comics lore, a founding member of the Justice League, which is DC's premier superhero team. This team, centered around a core seven members, includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, and, of course, Aquaman. Other DC heroes such as Green Arrow, Black Canary, the Atom, Hawkman, and many others, round out this super-team. Aquaman's background goes back to the early days of DC's Golden Age (the 1940s). His "real name" is Arthur Curry, and he is the hybrid son of Tom Curry, a human lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, a water-breathing exile from the legendary underwater city of Atlantis. As Atlanna was an Atlantean princess, Arthur was heir to the Atlantean throne. His Atlantean name is Orin. As he grew, Arthur discovered his Atlantean-based powers and abilities. He can breathe underwater, possesses the ability to swim swiftly and powerfully, can communicate and command sea creatures telepathically, and possesses super-strength. He assumed the superhero pseudonym of Aquaman. Aquaman is generally considered to be the seventh strongest DC comics hero.
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