DC is full of interesting new characters and a rich comic book history, which means that if Warner Bros. decides to push a new project forward on the silver screen, it will have a lot to offer. As of now, the studio has several offshoots, mostly from the main DCEU, the Arrowverse, and several spinoffs whose place in the wider Multiverse remains unknown.
In all DC projects, flash All the different universes are expected to be explored as it brings the multiverse to the forefront. While fans wait for the movie to hit theaters, more projects are reportedly in the works for HBO Max.
Now, another series appears to have received the green light for HBO Max.
Aqualad takes the spotlight on HBO Max
type It was shared that HBO Max is developing a series based on the YA graphic novel “The Ocean You Bring Me,” which revolves around the origin story of DC’s Aqualad.
The outlet further revealed that the one-hour drama is based on characters from DC and a graphic novel written by Alex Sanchez and Jul Maroh. The HBO Max series will explore the life of Jackson “Jack” Hyde, a gay teenager from New Mexico who fell in love with his classmate Kenny Liu, while revealing his superhuman abilities like breathing and controlling water underwater.
Variety mentioned that the project does not yet have a writer. Charlize Theron is reportedly executive producing alongside Denver and Delilah’s AJ Dix, Beth Connor and Andrew Haas. The show will be produced by Warner Bros. Television.
“Aqualad”‘s place in the DC multiverse
Not sure if this is reported water park The Origins series will connect to the wider DCEU or other universes like the Arrowverse.
The fact that the show is being developed under HBO Max may have eliminated the prospect of it being set with Grant Gustin flash and other Arrowverse heroes, but the sale of The CW might at least give hope that this project will be part of this universe.
Meanwhile, if it’s set in the DCEU, then this could follow the trend of seeing spinoff shows hooked up to the big screen, something like Batman Will be used with Colin Farrell’s Penguin collection. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom The series’ Aqualad could be introduced, thus serving as a launch pad for the character’s HBO Max series, while still being inspired by the aforementioned graphic novels.
Still, it’s possible that this Origins series will be out of touch with previously established franchises. Doing so gives producers more freedom in telling the story, keeping it fresh without being constrained by combining interconnected elements from the wider universe.
A key tidbit in the report is confirmation that it will explore the sexuality of the characters. This isn’t the first time the HBO Max franchise has showcased the superhero genre, as its already confirmed Green Lantern series will feature gay man Alan Scott as one of the protagonists. This shows that the studio is on track in terms of prioritizing representation, suggesting that more related projects will be explored soon.
Charlize Theron’s involvement came as a surprise to some, but past interviews may shed some light on the subject.
When previously asked why she hasn’t joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, the veteran actress revealed that she is“paving [her] own way” and “Creating her own opportunities.” It appears that these opportunities ultimately led to this DC project, marking her first foray into superhero territory.