The Aquaman Cometh


from New York Post

Aquaman, the most maligned superhero of them all, may be getting his own show.

The WB Network and the producers of Smallville are said to be holding preliminary talks about the possibility of a spin-off featuring the scaly undersea king, sources said yesterday.

Although the show is in its earliest stages, the project got a boost last month when the ratings weren't all wet for an episode of Smallville, in which a college-age Aquaman (Alan Ritchson) paid a visit to Clark Kent. On the teen Superman series, the dorky man-fish was a marine biology student.

For a long time, Aquaman as a superhero has been seen as kind of a joke among Hollywood insiders and many comic fanatics.

But recently, there’s been a strange level of buzz surrounding the character — especially last summer when he became the focal point of this season’s edition of HBO’s comedy Entourage.

Even more telling was the recent revelation that DC Comics — the comic book publisher that holds the Aquaman license — had asked the producers of the animated Cartoon Network show Justice League Unlimited not to use the character or any of his related properties in their show.


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