That distracted boyfriend meme certainly is one for the ages, isn’t it? It certainly is for this year. The boyfriend is with his girlfriend, but he’s got his sights set on another. And on the heels of David F. Sandberg doing the same with his new Shazam!, Superman, and Batman toys, now we’ve got fans of Aquaman and Mera doing the same with the film’s release upon us in a little under two months.
In an image shared by comic writer Tom Taylor on his Twitter, we see two people dressed as Amber Heard’s Mera and Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, but Mera is suddenly distracted by another Aquaman. The classic Aquaman, decked out in the bright orange and green and riding atop two dolphins. It should be noted that the Momoa Aquaman isn’t dressed in that look we’ve seen in subsequent trailers, but in the armored look seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Perhaps Mera has a taste for the original.
Here, have a look at the Aquaman-inspired distracted boyfriend meme in the image below.
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) October 29, 2018
Now again, based on recent trailers, we’ve seen that Momoa will indeed don the classic green and orange comic-inspired design in James Wan’s upcoming film, but perhaps, for the sake of the image, this new Aquaman should have dressed up like that instead. That way, maybe he’d have less competition from the first Arthur. And what about Mera? Who will she ultimately pick? What do you think?
And in light of James Wan revealing that Momoa will wear the classic design, how well do you think it’s translated to screen so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman.
The film will swim into theaters on December 21, 2018.