‘Aquaman’ Animated Miniseries Coming To HBO Max; James Wan Attached

Just when you thought that HBO Max was done announcing DC Comics related programming, think again.  Variety reports that an animated miniseries is coming to the streamer.  The good news is, James Wan (who directed the 2018 live action blockbuster) is attached to this project as well.

According to the report, Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be a three part miniseries beginning with, "Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident."

Unfortunately, that is all we know at this point.  There is no word on whether Jason Mamoa, or any other cast members from the live action Aquaman, would be lending their voices to characters in this animated series.  It will be interesting to see if this does indeed tie in to the live action DCEU or if this will be another story all of it's own.  Just because Wan is involved, we can't just assume that this will exist in the same universe as it's live action counterpart.  Remember, it hasn't been too long since Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Animation released the full length animated feature, Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis, which was also pretty good.  No matter what, there is a ton of great DC programming coming to HBO Max.

Want to see what else is coming?  Check out some of our previous coverage from Episode 289 of our podcast.

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