Neptune! The Aquaman pilot, now allegedly titled Mercy
Reef, hasn't even shot yet and already we're on our third
Aquaman (if you count the toothy lanternjaw from Smallville).
won't hurt you like those other Aquamen did, I promise...
heels of Variety reporting that Ving Rhames had joined the
cast as the mysterious lighthouse keeper/mentor McCaffrey,
Hannibal Tabu at Comic
Book Resources claims that Will
Toale is out.
we have Justin Hartley of the soap opera Passions.
Apparently he already has a fan base, perhaps of the adolescent
girls that the new CW network covets so badly. And as you
can see from the picture at right, he also knows how to
float in water.
This is not the
face of a man with a harpoon for a hand, though I think
I could picture him with fresh-water fingers. Really, though,
all I want is a young Aquaman who doesn't call everyone
"bra" and generally indulge in surfer talk.
also like him not to go by the initials "A.C."
but that's not only nitpicking, it's likely to be a forlorn
hope on my part. Kids love the nicknames.
hope Ving Rhames can swim well, because initial reports
hinted that his character was actually an Atlantean exiled
in order to keep an eye on Arthur Curry. In some ways it's
perfect casting. Any reader of the comics knows that one
thing Atlanteans do well is get medieval on people's behinds.