Justice League: Aquaman’s Blond Highlights Were A Nod To Comic Design

'Justice League' star Jason Momoa reveals that Aquaman's blond highlights were intended to be a nod the character's comic book design.

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Justice League featured the first live-action feature film depiction of Aquaman – aside from the character’s brief cameo appearance in Batman v Superman – with former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa in the role. Though Aquaman’s design was significantly different than his comic book counterpart, Momoa revealed in Justice League: The Art of the Film that there was one element of the character’s look that was intended to be a nod to the source material.

Momoa explained that Arthur Curry was given blond highlights as a nod the character’s fully-blond hair in the comic books:

“Zack [Snyder] had the idea for the tattoos. Everyone wanted to have a little bit of blond in the hair. For the eyes, I always liked that Van Gogh green color you can get lost in; it draws you in, but you’re also scared by it. So I wanted to have that look.”

Jason Momoa will return as Arthur Curry when Aquaman is released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack SnyderJustice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now playing in theaters!

Source: Justice League: The Art of the Film (via ScreenRant)

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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