Why Aquaman Was Left Out Of Justice League: War

Dimitrios Haritos writes for Bleeding Cool:

I attended the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis panel, hosted by Stephen Smith, with panelists James Tucker Producer, Heath Corson Screenwriter, Phil Bourassa Character Designer, Andrea Romano voice director and the voice of Aquaman Matt Lanter.


Justice-League-Throne-of-Atlantis-Preview-04Panel began with them showing the trailer that was released earlier. After the trailer they started discussing why Aquaman was left out of Justice League War and the reason was that they wanted to do an Aquaman origin story so they left him out because Geoff Johns wanted to saved him for this feature. When designing Aquaman they took the Jim Lee design from the New 52 and spring boarded off of that. They wanted to give Aquaman gills and because it was a reveal in the story, they put it behind the ears and covered by his hair.


Tucker did say that the end of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis  will feature another teaser as to what the next animated feature would be and all Tucker would say was that there will be more Orm.

They then go into discussing why they changed some of the voice actors because of scheduling conflicts so they brought on Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Jerry O'Connel as Superman and originally had recast Shemar Moore as Cyborg. It was interesting about Moore because another actor came in and did all the dialogue and when the animation came back from overseas, Moore became available and because Romano was trying to keep vocal continuity and she had Moore come in and do the dialogue. Romano felt bad about replacing the previous actor that she didn't name but said she will find work for him in another project.

They then showed a clip of Aquaman getting into a bar fight over a lobster, which was really entertaining. They then did a Q&A where a fan asked about a Batman Family animated film to which Tucker said that if he wants to make a film with the whole Bat Family it will happen. To which the audience began to cheer. The Q&A ended and they wrapped up by show another clip.

Dimitrios Haritos is a contributor for Bleeding Cool as well as a Cosplayer who loves all things 

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