The DCEU has gotten another breath of life on account of the billion-dollar success of Aquaman, and in spite of the great effort by director James Wan, star Jason Momoa, and the whole cast and team of Aquaman, there’s also been a ton of credit given to Zack Snyder, who had a noteworthy hand in moulding this character onscreen.
When Batman vs Superman initially uncovered Momoa’s version of Arthur Curry/Aquaman, there was a great deal of criticism of how Snyder was making changes to Aquaman.
Justice League’s Aquaman
However, as you can see in the concept art underneath, Zack Snyder intended to convey the character nearer to his comic book counterpart, and even had his own idea of what Aquaman’s outfit should resemble:
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As should be obvious, costume designer Michael Wilkinson completed a few concept art mockups of what Aquaman would look like in Justice League, including one idea of what the Snyder version of Aruthur’s classic orange-and-green outfit would be.
Snyder’s rendition of the suit runs for with a lot sleeker designs for accessories like the gauntlets, boots, and belt, including touches of metallic dark for each rather than the customary green for the gauntlets and boots, and gold for the belt.
The Snyder form of the boots also has a shark fin component that has appeared in different DC Comics costume re-plans throughout the years.
All in all, it has significantly more of a “fishy” aesthetic what we normally observe for Aquaman – and clearly, the arrangement was for Justice League Aquaman to have substantially more of a slender muscle look than Momoa eventually did in that film or his solo film.
For Justice League, Snyder, at last, picked to place Momoa in a suit similar to the shoulder brace defensive layer configuration seen above, sparing the classic suit for the Aquaman film.
James Wan’s variant of the Aquaman suit really slashes a lot nearer to its comic book version, with the bulkier gauntlets and boots, and a golden belt. Momoa was likewise bulkier when fitted into that suit – not that the fanbase seems to be grumbling about it.
The DCEU proceeds with Aquaman in theaters now, Shazam on April 5th, Joker in theaters on October 4, and Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters on June 5, 2020.