Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, actor and comedian Billy Eichner (host of Funny Or Die’s Billy On the Streets) interrupted Kimmel’s opening monologue. Just as the host was about to dive into Aquaman‘s big box office success, Eichner, dressed in a muscley Namor the Sub-Mariner suit (complete with iconic green underwear and winged boots), stood up and began heckling his fellow comedian from the crowd. The twist? Eichner was in character as a very jaded version of the unsung Marvel hero:
“Oh, enough with Aquaman!”
Eichner made it clear he was upset with Marvel Studios for not yet making a Namor the Sub-Mariner movie:
“I wanna know why Prince Namor, aka the Sub-Mariner, how come he doesn’t get his own movie?
In turn, Kimmel pointed out that Namor just is not as– well, cool– as Aquaman, poking fun at the character’s ability to communicate with sea life via an elaborate horn:
“That power is kind of lame.”
The hilarious squabble went back and forth before climaxing with an impassioned face-to-face confrontation and Eichner storming off stage with someone dressed as a dolphin.
Do you plan on making Namor even more jealous by seeing Aquaman this holiday? Share your thoughts below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is now playing in theaters!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.