We’ve seen Aquaman feature in the brief Comic-Con footage released earlier this year, played by Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa, and know that he will be in the Justice League film. In 2018, he will also have self-titled film, too far away to have details on it yet, until now. Another tidbit of news, along with the other sizeable crumbs we’ve received in the last few months, is the working title of the upcoming film.
According to Production Weekly, through Comicbook.com, it has been discovered that Aquaman‘s working title will be ‘Ahab.’ Ahab is a reference to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick written in 1851, where the main character (Captain Ahab) obsessively hunts down a whale who bit off his leg at the beginning of the novel.
There are other Ahab’s in history that the working title may be referring to, but it’s mostly likely the Moby Dick one. We don’t know what this means for the story itself, but it’s interesting that DC is constantly trying to connect their works with literature and history, though their sometimes invalid negative reviews.
Hopefully Director James Wan will make the story and imagery of the movie enough to abate casual moviegoers and critics.
Aquaman will be flooding theaters on July 27, 2018, and Jason Momoa will be joined by Amber Heard (Mera) and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko) in Justice League, which will be releasing in theaters November 17, 2017.