aquaman movieWarner Bros. is going all in on the fishy DC character Aquaman by hiring two separate writers to write scripts for the film. That's right: scripts, plural.

Will Beall (""Gangster Squad") and Kurt Johnstad ("300," "Act of Valor," "300: Rise of an Empire") will be writing separate scripts for Aquaman's big-screen debut. It's not quite clear how this will work; will WB cobble together a Frankenstein script from the best bits of each, or what? The character already has some image problems - he can talk to other sea critters, big whoop! -- but he's also got some staunch defenders.

One of those defenders is Zack Snyder, the director of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and other upcoming Justice League movies. Snyder apparently called in to a radio show to defend this fictional comic book character to a couple of snarky DJs.

"I don't want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that, but you know, Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, 'does he talk to animals?' because that seems to be what he does, or fish or whatever, but the cool thing is, his trident, that can actually cut the flesh of Superman if -- you know, they came in contact, that's in the canon.

"He's super-strong, because of course he can exist in these super-depths so that, when he comes up here he's crazy strong. Not to say he's in my movie or anything like that, but-he has the potential to be bad-ass, that's all I'm saying."

Snyder's just saying, you guys. This has nothing to do with the expanding DC Comics movie universe. Or that Jason Momoa is reportedly playing Aquaman in "Batman v. Superman." It's just, like, don't make fun of Aquaman, OK?

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for 2014 Sarasota Film Festival

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