Have an Aquaman!
reported this morning (1/9/06) that Miles Millar and Alfred
Gough have found their new Aquaman -- model-turned-actor
Will Toale. This means that plans proceed apace for the
pilot to be shot in March somewhere in Florida.
on the kindness of fishy strangers.
the aborted Starman and Flash
pilots from Millar and Gough, the WB currently has every
intention of fast-tracking this show for broadcast next
season. Currently, it has a vaguely pencilled in spot for
the Fall of 2006.
fair, in the case of the Flash pilot, Warner Brothers decided
that the big screen was a better gamble for the character.
Besides, that show was already done right once, and it comes
out on DVD tomorrow. Hint, hint. Buy, buy The
Flash - The Complete Series at Amazon.com.
model-turned-actor thing could make fans nervous, but it
worked out all right in the case of Smallville's
Tom Welling. More importantly, perhaps, Toale actually has
proved his chops a bit in the so-called legitimate theater,
with a small role in last year's Broadway revival of A
Streetcar Named Desire with Natasha Richardson and
John C. Reilly.
psuedo-replaces model-turned-actor Alan Ritchson, who originated
the role of Arthur "A.C." Curry on Smallville.
As we reported earlier, though,
the new series will scrap the little continuity set up for
Curry along with Ritchson. Good thing, too, because the
episode made Curry little more than a lantern jaw with surfer
speak that vaguely alluded to his mother being a good swimmer.
interesting note in the Variety article is that they refer
to the series as Aquaman, when earlier Millar and Gough
had been adamant that it would not have that title. Perhaps
they wised up; if you call a story about Superman Smallville,
everybody gets it. But what else does anyone know about
Aquaman -- The Fish Whisperer?