Zack Snyder's Justice League: New Photo Shows Jason Momoa's Aquaman Near the Water

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Jason Momoa as Aquaman

After a long wait, Zack Snyder's Justice League will finally arrive this 2021, officially ending the project's two-year grassroots campaign from fans. The triumphant moment was realized last May 2020 when it was announced that Snyder's original version of the 2017 film would be released on HBO Max

From that point on, the visionary director didn't waste time in sharing interesting tidbits about his Justice League. Snyder accomplished that by being vocal on social media about the behind-the-scenes progress of the film as well as doing a deep dive about the much bigger roles of certain characters like Superman and Cyborg, essentially adding more hype to the highly-anticipated release of the film. 

And now, a brand new promotional image from Zack Snyder's Justice League has emerged, featuring a fresh look at one of the core characters of the film. 


Twitter user thaMovieJamm uncovered a set photo from Zack Snyder's Justice League featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry. The image shows the DCEU character in the traditional black and white color palette that has been part of the director's marketing efforts for the four-part series. 

The original source of the image is Hollywood trainer and photographer Mark Twight

As it is, the latest image doesn't provide any clues about the changes in Aquaman's story in the Snyder Cut, but it should be enough to boost fan excitement along the way. Based on the photo, it's possible that this was taken from the early moments of Justice League, presumably during Bruce Wayne's recruitment of Arthur. 

The trailer of Zack Snyder's Justice League only showed short glimpses of Jason Momoa's DCEU hero, but it is expected that the director's cut will feature scenes around the character that were left on the cutting room floor from the theatrical cut, ultimately crafting a more compelling story. One example is the footage that revealed the plot point of how Arthur obtained Atlanna's quindent before joining the rest of the League. 

Aside from Momoa, other characters from the Aquaman franchise like Willem Dafoe's Vulko and Amber Heard's Mera will also appear in the highly-talked-about director's cut. Given the involvement of the aforementioned allies, there's a good chance that Arthur's arc will be expanded in exciting ways.

Aquaman is no doubt a vital piece of the puzzle, and it will be interesting to find out how his role will be drastically different, and larger, when Zack Snyder's Justice League arrives on HBO Max sometime in March 2021.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.