The hosts of CBS Detroit got a huge surprise yesterday when they received a call from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. The movie is currently shooting in the city, and the filmmaker – who revealed that he listens to the radio while on set – decided to jokingly clear a few things up.

It was in response to them making fun of Aquaman, a character who has been the butt of people’s jokes in everything from Family Guy to The Big Bang Theory. However, The King of Atlantis isn’t as lame as you might think, especially after a recent makeover as part of DC Comics’ “The New 52” relaunch.

And so, it was Snyder who politely took them to task for their Aquaman remarks, a move which makes sense considering that he’s rumoured to appear in Batman V Superman, played by Jason Momoa.


You guys were disparaging, a little bit, Aquaman. I don’t want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that, but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, ‘Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Because that seems like what he does. Or fish?’ The cool thing with Aquaman is he has his trident. You have to realize that could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact. That’s a thing that’s in the canon. He’s super strong because, of course, he can exist at these super deep depths. So when he comes up here, he’s crazy strong. Anyway, not to say he’s in my movie or anything like that, but he has the potential to be bad ass, that’s all I’m saying.

It’s a fun interview, and you can listen to the whole thing by clicking here.

What’s perhaps most interesting about these comments is just how powerful Snyder will clearly be portraying Aquaman as in his movies, something which should quickly help his reputation as a joke vanish!

It’s believed that Aquman will make a brief appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, before the former Games of Thrones actor takes on a much larger parts in Justice League and possibly his own solo movie. Are you looking forward to seeing the character make his big screen debut?