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Aquaman Ditches the Seahorse for a Crazy Dragon Creature

by Danny Zepeda | July 19, 2018July 19, 2018 7:30 am EDT

Back in the early days of Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas rode around on a seahorse. That would not fly if it was incorporated into a modern day superhero movie, so instead, James Wan’s live-action adaptation of Aquaman will ditch the seahorse for a crazy dragon creature.

In an early look from Entertainment Weekly, we get to see this mysterious new creature. It is a sea dragon ridden by the people of Xebel, which is one of the underwater kingdoms of Atlantis. It’s definitely a departure from the tame seahorse of Aquaman’s past.

Producer Peter Safran briefly opened up to EW about why the movie went in a different direction.

“The idea was to turn on its head the idea of Aquaman riding a seahorse, and take something for which he was mocked and turn it into something terrifying and impressive,” Safran said. 

Pretty good call on Safran to give Aquaman a fierce creature to ride around rather than a wimpy seahorse. Also, judging from his words, Aquaman will definitely ride one at some point.

We’re expecting the first Aquaman trailer in a few days, when we’ll hopefully get to see the sea dragon in action.


Danny Zepeda

Danny's first introduction to fandom was rewatching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS everyday during fifth grade until he moved on to all