On Thursday night, Zack Snyder made sure no one went to sleep when he released the official image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The picture in our minds suggests the character will make an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not in a big way.
Several folks across the Internet believe the tagline, "Unite The Seven," means uniting the Seven Seas. Now, this could be true but chances are, in this context, it means uniting the seven Justice League members, which include the likes of Aquaman himself, Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Green Lantern.
The question is, what should we expect from Aquaman in Batman v Superman if he's not out to unite the seven seas? Well, David Faraci from Badass Digest reports that he has seen the script, a claim he made a few times in the past. He said Aquaman will show up twice in the film, but not in a way that will affect the story.
His first appearance will be in a survey of metahumans by the one and only Lex Luthor. His next appearance should be at the very end of the movie when Batman approaches him in hopes to recruit the one true King to be part of the Justice League.
We're guessing for Aquaman to consider even working with a team, something terrible must have happened, something that could be an enormous threat to the Earth and Atlantis. Rumors claim this threat is Brainiac, and that he came to Earth via the Kryptonian ship in Man of Steel.
Apparently, Lex Luthor accidentally set Brainiac free, and now both are working together to an unknown end. If this is true, then we suspect Brainiac will deceive Lex because he prefers to work alone, and this is where the Justice League comes into play.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second film in the DC Cinematic Multiverse, and it won't hit theaters until Mar. 25, 2016. Justice League - Part One comes out in 2017 and the second part comes out in 2019 after several DC movies in 2017 and 2018.