We've seen some of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice action figures and assorted toys already. And they look fairly screen accurate. Today, we get our first look at Jason Momoa's Aquaman. And it looks slightly different from the promo photo released over a year ago. It is more comic book accurate. But as we've seen with some of these toys, what appears on store shelves is not always what shows up on screen.
The first Aquaman figure was spotted at Comic Con Experience, happening in São Paulo, Brazil as we speak. This is the first glimpse we've caught of the character outside of the officially sanctioned image of Jason Momoa holding his trident. The colors on the action figure are a little more pronounced than what we expect to see in the movie. His pants are bright green His gold shimmers with a bright poppy glimmer associated more with the animated series revolving around the iconic underseas DC Comics character than anything director Zack Snyder has ever delivered.
The third Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was released earlier this week. And while it delivered the Doomsday money shot that had often been rumored, we did not get to see the King of Atlantis in action. It isn't known if he'll finally arrive in the fourth and final trailer, expected to debut during the Super Bowl, or if we'll have to wait until the movie gets released this March. It is expected that Jason Momoa only has a glorified cameo, helping to set up Justice League Part 1.
Last month, we got a leaked look at a Lex Luthor action figure that showed the villain in his Mega-Armor. It's expected that Lex will fight alongside Doomsday in this Kryptonite fuel costume, but that has never been confirmed outside of this piece of plastic. Oddly enough, the armored Lex three-pack of action figures, with also includes an Armored Batman and Man of Steel, did not show up on display at CCXP in Brazil. Most of this merchandise won't be available until early 2016.
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives as the first big blockbuster of 2016, kicking off the spiny moviegoing season. Will Aquaman look anything like his action figure? We may have to wait until March to find out!