Current Aquaman News


Saturday, September 22, 2007


Aquaman is mentioned in Evil Inc (thanks for the report, Joe):

Evil Inc

Aquaman himself appeared in the strip last year bringing a glass of water to his child. Heh.

Listen to Aquaman's Lament at Mark Aaron James' website.

Top 50 DC Characters, Aquaman in at #30.

Justice League Movie gets a director. I still haven't heard confirmation that Aquaman will be in it.

If you want to get an MP3 of "Crank Dat Aquaman", there's at least one version available on SoundClick. Warning: NSFW lyrics. I've started searching the site for other Aquaman songs, but haven't found much worth listening to.

Ah, sunken cities, that's right up my alley! In some ways, this story reminds me of Adventure #223, in which a sunken city is found that isn't a city... just looks like it.

Discovering sea turtles lost years.

Labels: , , , , , ,

Monday, August 27, 2007


Aquaman Shrine Interview with Jim Calafiore.

Mercy Reef HeroClix Map.

Curry Bear posts some new club dances named after superheroes, including an Aquaman one. If anyone has a better copy of that song, please let me know.

More on the JLA Movie Rumors, including the "news" that motion capture CGI will only be used for certain scenes, particularly underwater ones.

Marine Life Series: How Gills Work, Deep-Sea Anglerfish, The Blue Whale, and Tropical Strays, A Photo Essay.

Labels: , , , , ,

Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday Links

News on the possible JLA film, which rumors say will include Aquaman. Other rumors state that OMAC may be involved.

Grandpa Griffith's MySpace page has their Aquaman song available to stream. Go take a listen. Thanks to Craig for the tip.

Joe points us to this Newsarama article which includes a link to Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's pitch for Aquaman that will now never happen. I find it very interesting that the image in the pitch is the same one that Mike later dedicated to me on his blog. I'm even more honored now at Mike's unexpected gift.

Another Aquaman fan.

Rob shows off a Super Friends birthday card game, and includes a high res scan so you can play the game yourself.

Labels: , , , , ,

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mark Wahlberg Talks Aquaman

Entourage's Producer on a possible real Aquaman film.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

CBS Blog Report on Aquaman

CBS's Blogophile tackles the question of Aquaman, with quotes from various bloggers about the life imitating art aspect of the possible Aquaman movie.

I'd rather everyone picked up the comic book to check it out, personally.

And, yes, the Aquaman pilot is still the top video download on iTunes, with over 550 reviews now, still running an average of four stars. I think the show would've hit its intended audience perfectly.

Labels: , , ,

Thursday, July 27, 2006

LA Times Claims Aquaman Movie is in Works

LA Times:
"Aquaman," one of Hollywood's hottest inside jokes, might make the move from fiction to reality. As a key plot line in HBO's "Entourage," the "movie" directed by James Cameron shattered box-office records (a feat that got it a real ad in Variety), turned an unknown actor into a $20-million movie star and sparked a fight over a sequel.

But now, informal talks have been launched about the feasibility of making a real Warner Bros. "Aquaman" movie. In one of the strangest twists of this life-imitating-art tale, the talent agent at the center of the emerging "Aquaman" deal is Ari Emanuel, the brassy Endeavor partner on whom "Entourage" agent Ari Gold is based.

Warner Bros. said Thursday that the studio "is not currently developing" an "Aquaman" project. But according to four people familiar with the idea, conversations already have been held about the character's film rights, controlled by DC Comics, itself a part of Time Warner Inc. One top filmmaker's name also has surfaced as a potential "Aquaman" director — "Charlie's Angels" alumnus McG. The director is finishing the football film "We Are Marshall"; his reps declined comment on the "Aquaman" prospects.


You can also see potential audience interest. When Aquaman made a cameo on "Smallville" last season, it was the season's highest-rated episode.

Gough says he is nevertheless pleased that Warners gave his and Millar's pilot to iTunes. In addition to generating thousands of downloads, the pilot also is attracting strong feedback within the industry, enough that Gough holds out slim hope that it could attract enough Internet interest to revive "Aquaman" as a TV series.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Aquaman Top Download on iTunes

As of this morning, the Aquaman pilot (working title "Mercy Reef") was the top TV show download from iTunes video. It had 53 reviews, the vast majority giving it 4 or 5 stars. Of the ones giving it lower ratings, one was complaining about not being able to play it on his iPod, one was making stupid cracks about the Entourage movie, and only one actually discussed the bits of the pilot that the reviewer didn't like.

Of my readers, who all has seen it, and what did you think?

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Did CNBC Really Mess Up?

Aquaman's fictional box-office record was apparently reported as real on CNBC. However... the newscaster claimed it was a joke and is backed up by his earlier statements in the same newscast.

The proof is on this site, which links to both the statement that people are upset about, and the earlier statement in which the reporter first made it clear that he knew the Aquaman movie was fictional. I'm also linking to both clips below:

Labels: , ,

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Boy, I'm glad this costume didn't make it to the final film...

Entourage Aquaman Costume

Vince looks so much better in a tux...

Vince in Tux

Vince Diving

This is a time blog, prepared earlier and set off today by a friend. The owner of this page is currently elsewhere enjoying the sun.

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Three Weeks...

Kevin Melrose on Pirates drowning of the fictional Aquaman record.

Update: They seem to have removed the article.

Labels: , ,

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pirates Defeat Aquaman

Aquaman's fictional opening weekend in Entourage has been blown out of the water by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which has had an opening better than $120 million. Final numbers won't be released until Monday, but Vince better get working on his next movie soon...

Labels: ,

Friday, July 07, 2006

Johnny Drama Says...

Johnny Drama with Aquaman tickets
"Keep up those requests!"

Go to this page and submit a request for an Aquaman T-shirt from the Entourage show! For the subject line, put "Entourage Aquaman T-Shirt?" and for the content, just request a t-shirt based on the Aquaman movie in the show.

I'll be checking the HBO Entourage Shop regularly and will alert folks if I see an official shirt appear. T-Shirt Watch has a link to what appears to be an unofficial t-shirt, but I'd like to see a legit one, personally.

So let's start a wave. Write in and ask for it.

Labels: , ,

Friday, June 30, 2006

Peter David Wants Aquaman PJs

In a spoiler-filled post about Superman Returns, Peter David admits that he "loved the Aquaman pajamas, which had nothing to do with anything, but I want me a pair."

I haven't seen the movie yet, and probably won't for awhile. I'm also curious to see if it can beat Aquaman's fictional opening.

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I Dropped My Monkey!

If this is still up on YouTube, this is the clip from the Aquaman movie starring Vincent Chase that was shown on the second episode of this season's Entourage. It features Vince in a tux racing toward a towering wave, while the general public runs away in a panic, and has the classic line of "I dropped my monkey!" from a little girl.


Labels: , ,

Monday, June 26, 2006

Variety Reports...

Entourage Floats Faux Feature.
"Aquaman," it seems, has opened the floodgates.

James Cameron hasn't directed a major movie in nearly a decade, so it's understandable there was some excitement when an eye-catching two-page ad ran in the June 16 Daily Variety touting the record $116 million opening weekend of his latest epic, the comicbook adaptation "Aquaman."

Except, of course, it was all made up.
The article goes on to say that some people were fooled by the ad, and that Cameron has now been encouraged by his fans and supporters, and even some "industry watchers", to make the film for real. Even Peter David got in the act, reports Variety, quoting him as saying "Now all we need is for Cameron to REALLY make an Aquaman film and we're good to go."

Sadly, although the article is new, the quotes it uses do not indicate some sea change in Hollywood's thinking about the movie. PAD wrote the quote on his website in August of last year, and the other quote from staff members of Entourage were made last year as well. The only news in the article is in regards to the fake ad in Variety, and even that was reported elsewhere widely. I wouldn't put a lot of hope into this one, but it is fun to see.

Aquaman Ad

Many thank to Joe Mello on the Aquaman list for pointing out the article.

Labels: ,

Friday, June 23, 2006

Spread the Word!

Blog@Newsrama has joined my campaign for Entourage Aquaman t-shirts.

Labels: , ,

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Lose the fish.

Keith Olbermann mentioned that Britney Spears went to "Aqua Island, where she met Aquaman." No word on how that meeting went.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Write to HBO!

Hey everyone! If you are an Aquaman or Entourage fan, here's what I want you to do... Go to this page and submit a request for an Aquaman T-shirt from the Entourage show! For the subject line, put "Entourage Aquaman T-Shirt?" and for the content, just request a t-shirt based on the Aquaman movie in the show, and maybe thank them for the show while you are at it.

I'll be checking the HBO Entourage Shop regularly, but I would so buy an Aquaman T-shirt with that design on it.

So let's start a wave. Write in and ask for it.

Johnny Drama with Aquaman tickets

Labels: , ,

Monday, June 19, 2006


Apparently without explanation, the folks behind Entourage took out this ad in Variety:

Variety Ad

Just in case you missed the episode and didn't know how well the movie was doing...

By the way, if anyone can score me a copy of this issue of Variety, with the ad, I'd like to hear from you.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

LA Times on Entourage

They're No Angels...
The archetypes are so strong, some have even had trouble separating art from life. Director James Cameron, who played a megalomaniacal director named James Cameron working on a fictional movie called "Aquaman," said he was surprised that acquaintances believed the project was real. When he jokingly remarked that he was making "Aquaman," they replied, "Yeah, I heard that. How's it going?"

"The funniest thing for me," Cameron said, "is I could have made 'Aquaman' with just two phone calls. It shows you how warped our perspective is. It spawned real momentum."
Two phone calls, huh? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Labels: ,

Friday, June 02, 2006


USA Today on Entourage. Key quote for Aquaman fans:
When deciding how to handle the box-office fate of Vince's film, Aquaman, Ellin had to consider Titanic director James Cameron, who plays himself as Aquaman's director. "You don't want to make (Cameron) have a bad movie," he says. The season explores how the guys deal with success' twists and turns.

Labels: ,