While it's a bit early to assume that Aquaman will indeed be in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder apparently has no qualms about leaping to the superhero's defense. During a Detroit radio broadcast yesterday, a man claiming to be Snyder phoned in to put a stop to the mockery, and SlashFilm claims that it was indeed the Man of Steel director.
Even though Aquaman has a long history of being made the butt of the joke, Snyder took umbrage to what he saw as unfair treatment:
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? Cause that seems like what he does. Or fish?" The cool thing with Aquaman is his Trident. So 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.
Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is rumored to play Aquaman in the upcoming film, but fans are still waiting for confirmation. You can listen to the entire broadcast below, thanks to CBS Detroit.