by Madeline Iva
It’s hot people. I’ve been hunkered down inside 24/7 finishing my novel. Last week I finished and now that I’m no longer walking about like a dazed zombie living inside the fictional universe in my head, I’ve noticed that *damn* it’s frickin’ unpleasant out here.
That furnace blast of heat every time I open the door is just nasty. At least six of my poor-arty-writer-friends are living without a/c or with crappy box units that cannot keep up in this hellish sauna of a Southern town. So let us turn to another kind of hotness to offset the summer sweat — the kind found on the big screen of a chilly movie theatre.
The internet is heating up with Jason Momoa’s persona of Aqua Man. I have to say, I never saw the appeal of Aqua Man before Jason Momoa came along. Then I was slayed, simply slayed. I love it that Momoa was also once a marine biology major.
So while I put my freakishly white legs into the sun and gather up some sorely needed Vit. D, let me list THREE REASONS WHY I’M EXCITED ABOUT AQUA MAN THE MOVIE.
- Momoa is a diverse Super-Hero Character that doesn’t feel like a token side kick. Many beautiful brown men would make awesome super-heroes and it’s about f**king time. Am I right?
- Hot beardy goodness! (Like beards? Check out my Beard-y Hotness page on Pinterest.)
- Tattoo’d. Bohemian. Edgy. Face it, people, I’m bored Bored BORED with the same-o, same-o super-hero thing. Yawn! Here is a riveting take on a character that explores a whole new side of what a Super-Hero could be. A hero for hipsters everywhere, reflecting the times we live in.
Also, I like water, I like the sea, and allllllllll the mysterious, strange and cool stuff under there. My hope is that there will be lots of jelly fish, octopuses, and other bizarre marine life a-plenty when this movie comes out. Not to mention how just watching all that water makes you feel cool and refreshed.
They’ve got him in some super thick light colored contact lenses. It’s a little like Jim Carey in The Grinch and my fear is that Momoa might not be able to act through them. Anyway–
Here’s what Momoa said about playing his new role:
“The greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.” (The Frisky)
Alas, we won’t have AquaMan to drool over until summer 2018.
In the meantime, I will use my imagination (ahem!) to keep me occupied until then. I’ll also keep a sharp eye out for more AquaMan stuff online, cause while this JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE preview looks great, I am committed to continue the #WeWantAquaManNOW rebellion on Twitter.
Anyone else excited about the Justice League movie? Or Jason Momoa? Or both? It isn’t just me is it?
Here are two final pics of Momoa being adorable with Henry Cavil at a premiere. Look at the joyful glee on his face! Take the plunge and follow us at Lady Smut–you won’t regret it!
Madeline Iva writes fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Her novella ‘Sexsomnia’ is available in our LadySmut anthology HERE, and her fantasy romance, WICKED APPRENTICE, will be out REAL SOON! in the fall of 2016.