He made a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, then hammed it up in Justice League. The King of Atlantis finally gets leading man status in this standalone. Arthur Curry is heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and is caught between the surface world constantly ravaging the seas and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt. Aquaman is committed to protecting the entire world. Jason Momoa once again returns in the titular role, alongside Amber Heard as future wife Mera and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as his nemesis, Black Mantis.
Our take: Aquaman has gotten little in the way of props in comic book lore, but Momoa has brought a whole new street cred to the character. If Wonder Woman can surprise, no reason Aquaman can’t do the same.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Miles Morales finally gets his chance at wearing the mask in this 3-D animated feature. In the “classic Spider-Man tradition,” Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero ever since the death of Peter Parker, who was the first Spider-Man.
Our Take: Although its animation, it’s still good to see Miles Morales get a shot on film. Color us intrigued.