Aquaman has always been one of DC’s greatest heroes, but Atlantis’ new status propels Arthur Curry into a new role: one that could even affect the DCEU.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Justice League # 67

Arthur Curry is one of the most important characters in DC Comics, but with the real purpose of Atlantis recently revealed, AquamanThe new role of could also change the landscape of the DCEU. Aquaman and Atlantis have always been DC’s mainstays, and that importance has translated onto the big screen. But if the movies go in the same direction as the comics, Aquaman could become the DCEU’s greatest hero.

The Dark Justice League Ram V and Sumit Kumar’s backup story, found in Justice League # 67, presents quite heavy revelations for the magical community of DC Comics. As Aquaman and the other occult heroes face off against an almighty Merlin in the Underwater Realm, Atlantis is revealed to be much more than an ancient underwater realm. In fact, Atlantis is and always has been the point of origin of all magic on Earth – and more important than anyone ever realized.

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This reveal means that as Guardian of Atlantis, Aquaman has just been promoted to Guardian of Magic alongside other DC magical characters like Shazam or Wonder Woman. And with Arthur’s massive popularity at the DCEU and the release of his next sequel next year, it couldn’t have come at a better time. After all, as a character and as a franchise, Aquaman has been one of the DCEU’s biggest and sometimes divisive achievements.

While there are many fans of the universe onscreen, at times it has struggled to get the same attention from the general public. But with a box office well over $ 1 billion, James Wan’s Aquaman generated wide appeal to the general public. As Aquaman, some of the DCEU’s most popular films, such as Wonder woman Where Shazam! also heavily address the supernatural side of the DC Universe. This trend will only continue next year Black adam plans to feature not only this titular member of the Justice League, but Doctor Fate as well.

With so much emphasis on the most occult characters in the DC Universe, this might be the perfect time for the films to follow the lead of the comics and highlight the mystical importance of Atlantis on the big screen. Aquaman is already one of the most popular characters in the DCEU, so you might as well make him their most important. And as its next sequel prepares to explore the mysterious Lost Realm, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase the mystical potential of Aquaman and the nation of Atlantis as a whole.

Whether or not the DCEU tackles this revelation, it still has some pretty huge ramifications for Aquaman and his corner of the DC Comics universe. Between his current tensions with Superman and the training of Jackson Hyde, Arthur already has his hands full with all that life has in store for him. But with these new revelations, protecting your underwater kingdom has become all the more important.

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