As confirmed on the box art for the next-to-be-released DC animated movie, ‘Batman: Arkham’ which takes place in its own continuity, based on the video game series, DC’s first offering in 2015 will indeed by ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’. This has been kind of a given for some time now. Geoff Johns tweeted late last year that Aquaman was going to get the spotlight in an upcoming movie. Then in the post-credit sequence of the ‘Justice League: War’ movie, we spotted Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, Aquaman’s brother declaring that the King of Atlantis had been killed during Darkseid’s invasion of Earth and subsequent battle with the newly formed Justice League.
‘Throne of Atlantis‘ was a major storyline in the current Justice League and Aquaman comic books, and found Aquaman caught between his loyalty to his mother’s homeland and the surface world, to which he had become more accustomed to. In this story, Atlantis flooded several cities, killing thousands. The aftereffects of this story played out for months, as surface-dwellers like The Scavenger gathered Atlantean technology for illicit purposes.
Aquaman was left out of ‘Justice League: War’ which upset some fans, but expect this film to rectify that to a degree.
And while many still think of the somewhat milquetoast character from ‘The Superfriends’, as director/comic fan Kevin Smith recently expressed, ” the current version or incarnation is he’s a badass king of the seven seas, a warlord to some degree.” So expect a rougher, tougher Sea King, with bulletproof skin, mighty legs capable of allowing him to leap great distances and strength rivaling that of Superman and Wonder Woman.
You can view the box art for ‘batman: Arkham’ below:
As you can see, this movie will feature a sneak peak at ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’. These previews typically show some early animation, or at least animated line art, as well as interviews with the creators and cast, offering insight into the new project. So most likely, we’ll discover who is voicing Aquaman in that. Sam Witwer (‘Smallville’, ‘Being Human’) provided the voice of Orm in ‘War’.
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Source: Comic Book Movie