Who should play Aquaman?

95129__aquaman_lThe WB has confirmed last week’s rumors of an Aquaman spinoff from Smallville. The character will not be played by Alan Ritchson, who played him on the Oct. 20 episode. As real-life Vinny Chases start calling their agents, I’m sure PopWatch readers will have plenty of suggestions as to who should play the scaly superhero. My suggestion: Eric Christian Olsen. He’s got the look, he needs to be liberated from the teen-film ghetto (The Hot Chick, Dumb and Dumberer, Not Another Teen Movie), and he’s not such a huge name that he wouldn’t commit to a few years on a series. And cast Patrick Duffy (who, before Dallas, was The Man From Atlantis) as his dad.
Your casting choices?

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  • bma

    So glad they’re not casting the guy who played Aquaman on Smallville. He was good eye candy, but couldn’t act his way out of a puddle. Eric Christian Olsen would be okay — he’s blond and a little rough looking. I don’t want too much of a pretty boy — Aquaman has enough bad press to play down already. If Ryan Gosling’s star wasn’t on the rise, maybe he could do it. Maybe since 7th Heaven’s been cancelled, David Gallagher is free. Or Ian Somerhalder from Lost?

  • jajaj

    Eric Christian Olsen is the worst choice ever. He looks like he’s mildly retarded.

  • Ramury

    I liked the guy that played Aquaman on Smallville. He was the best looking thing to hit that show in a minute. Why aren’t they keeping him?
    Anyway if I had to choose someone else, how about FORBES MARCH – who currently plays Nash on “One Life to Live” I know it’s a soap, but that’s where they found the current Superman.

  • Joe

    Too bad Jensen Ackles is now on Supernatural..he woulda been great!!!

  • joe

    I agree…Forbes Nash would be good! My wife watches that all the time, and I know exactly who you are talking about!

  • JD

    It would be awesome to get Ian Somerhalder from LOST! This would be perfect since LOST is tops with the 18-49 demos that advertisers love so much and Ian has a huge following from those who still miss him.

  • ICC

    The hot blonde guy on Boston Legal!

  • Tim

    Thomas Jane

  • Ned

    Ian Somerholder? This is Aquaman, not Aquagirl.

  • Andi

    Scott Speedman would be a wonderful choice. We all know he can swim thanks to his Felicity days.
    Paul Walker would be another good choice.

  • nessa

    Eminem – ha ha.

  • nathan

    I agree with Andi, Paul Walker would be a good choice, it would keep him busy and unable to ruin other projects.

  • Josh

    I’m guessing they want a younger choice, so we can probably rule out Thomas Jane and Mark Valley (the ‘Boston Legal’ blonde guy). Forbes March is a decent choice but possibly also too old if the WB is looking for a teen. Eric Christian Olson has potential, though maybe he has done mainly comedy for a reason? But I’d give my fellow Iowan native a chance. Another suggestion? Aaron Ashmore, who has had some success but still not as well known as twin Shawn. Or better yet, the WB should use someone from their cancelled-too-soon ‘Maybe It’s Me’, with Andrew W. Walker. And though I don’t think the WB should sacrifice acting, a search for among swimmers could possibly lead to a real find who really fits the role.

  • Tiff

    I’m sitting at my desk at work, desperatly trying not to do anything, cracking up at the comments. Now not that it’s a bad thing, but has anyone else noticed how mean everyone is? If you don’t agree with something someone says you rip them to pieces. I think it’s great. It gives evil people, like me, something to laugh about.
    Seeing as though I am comic ignorant, I will keep my mouth shut as to who should play Aquaman. I will however say this. Paul Walker is definelty cute, but he’s probably the worst actor (2nd only to Vin Diesel) I’ve ever seen. If he was on the show, I would watch, but with the mute on.

  • Thad

    Ryan Reynolds. His movie career is toilet bound. Amityville showed he has the body for it. He could handle this, but could his ego?

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