Often the target of jokes, Aquaman a.k.a Arthur Curry is one of the most iconic heroes in the DC Universe, even if it’s not always for the best reasons. The character first appeared in 1941, fighting Nazis and other waterborne threats. Due to constant mockery for being the wholesome superhero who talks to fishes, writers have consciously tried to make him darker and edgier over the years, presenting the character as serious and brooding, and struggling with the weight of being the ruler of the largest kingdom on the planet.
Having graced the small screen in cartoons and television shows, he recently made his scene-stealing theatrical debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be featured in his own solo film in 2018 starring Jason Momoa in the titular role.
Here are a few things you may not have known about Aquaman, The King of the Seven Seas.
28. Movin’ on Up
In his live-action theatrical debut, Aquaman was brought to life by Jason Momoa in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will have a solo film in 2018. Momoa was best known for playing Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. From warlord to king, Momoa’s career trajectory is certainly headed in the right direction.