Get ready for 'Aquaman.' No, really.

93643__aqua_lCall Vinny Chase. There may actually be an Aquaman project floating around Hollywood. Despite the jokey Entourage plotline, the producers of Smallville may be serious about spinning off a series based on Superman’s waterlogged pal, thanks to the modest ratings success of an episode last month that introduced the character (played by Alan Ritchson, left, with Erica Durance as Lois Lane) to the WB drama. The New York Post notes that DC Comics has told Cartoon Network’s Justice League Unlimited not to include the scaly hero in future plotlines, which suggests that he’s being saved for use elsewhere.

Would you watch an Aquaman series on The WB? Still dreaming of an Aquaman feature, a la Entourage? Or does the idea of an Aquaman-centered project seem fishy to you?

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  • jthad

    Big Props to AQUAMAN! Let the man/fish have his time in the limelight. It’s about time. No green tights please.

  • maximillian

    no green tights, but skimpy green speedo YES!

  • lisa

    Bwha! Forget Aquaman… give Brainiac his own show!!!

  • Josh

    Could be an interesting show if great supporting characters are used; and Aquaman’s willingness to blow up a lab for the greater good could provide for some interesting struggles. But the whole ‘surfer dude’ thing didn’t really work for me (I am referring specifically to the ‘Smallville’ appearance in this post, not to the comics)

  • SuperHeroic

    Aquaman catches such hell for what could be a cool costume if given enough thought. Alex Ross has made Artie look wicked awesome, and he’s wearing the green tights.
    My worry about a series involves how they’re going to be able to pull off the underwater action. If they beach him too often, it’ll just be a Wet Blonde Smallville.
    Aquaman should go in a more Batman Begins direction than Smallville if only because the character is something of a hard sell as light teen-angst TV drama. Lop off his hand and put Branagh in the suit.

  • shakkahop

    I would watch a film about Aquaman, definetly.

  • Christina

    Alan Ritchson? Isn’t he the guy who acted like a fool on season 3 of American Idol. I’m pretty sure thats him.

  • brandonk

    While I enjoyed the episode of Smallville that featured “Aquaman,” I wouldn’t recommend it as a series. The actor wasn’t very good, either. An Aquaman movie would be cool, though, especially if they “did it right.”

  • The Dude

    I agree with SuperHeroic on the issue of needing major water action to not pull off a blonde Smallville. Aquaman would be a fresh start for DC on WB. They may want to consider focusing on having the backdrop in Atlantis and not land.
    Better yet……lets get a Batman show going on WB. Been lobbying that one for a while!

  • EP Sato

    Aquaman? Are Ju Kidding Me Meng? If anyone in DC deserves a series or a movie, it’s former Green Lantern/barkeeper Guy Gardner. If not him, The Main Man Lobo should get a series. They could do a road show, like Renegade, with Rob Zombie cruising the country on a Harley and kicking butt at every stop!
    Aquaman? If they had a big enough budget and didn’t care whether or not the project sucked.
    What about the Green Arrow? They could get Kevin Smith to direct a few episodes of that show…

  • Rev. O.J. Flow

    I’ll take just about anything AQUAMAN these days. The ongoing series is really quite excellent, and the potential for a new show is there, provided the iron out the wrinkles in the character’s appearance in SMALLVILLE. Loved the episode, but there was obviously some tweaks that need to be made for any future appearances.
    Arthur Curry for President!!!

  • Christopher

    What was compelling about the episode was the interaction with Clark and the funny nods to his costume. But there is not enough material in Aquaman to sustain a full season of likeable plots– believe me.
    Now, Gotham City would be a hell of a series, if Batman Begins hadn’t happened. Of all the possible DC series to make, wow… I can’t think of one that could succeed where “Birds of Prey” failed… but I would love to see a CGI miniseries of Kingdom Come, if Mark Waid would write and Alex Ross would oversee the art direction…
    What would be infinitely more appealing is if the production of an X-Men movie was worked around the filming of a NEW MUTANTS television show, with Patrick Stewart doing less and providing voiceover at the end, and the action centering on the kids, with movie guest stars (Jackman, Paquin, Cumming, etc.) to sell it all…

  • MsBHaven

    Alex Ross makes everyone look good; Joker & Harley look like a couple in crazy love –
    A young Aquaman… please! I don’t ask for much except for quality TV for my TiVo.

  • To Mr. Dude

    Don’t count on Batman. There was talk of having a young Bruce guest a la Flash and Aquaman, which could have potentially been spun off, but that was nixed when Batman Begins became serious — and with that movies’ success, a small TV Batman might not happen soon.

  • Ceej

    The only people who can give Aquaman a decent shot at film fame are DC Comics. Give him a decent writer (Peter David), a great artist (Oscar Jimenez, Jr.), and for heaven sake, give him back his hand (at least for a while)! Oh, and the blue costume, not the loud green and orange one, would be a more practical underwater choice.

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