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POSTED MARCH 14, 2006
Gives Aquaman "Excellent" Chances For Survival
America Online has done a run-down of 14 buzzed-about new series
planned for Fall 2006. They seem to think the Aquaman project
has a good chance to succeed. Here's what they said:
It's About: [Ving] Rhames plays the mentor of dive-shop-owner-turned-superhero
Arthur Curry. And while the character appeared on 'Smallville,'
this is not a spinoff of that show.
Chances of Survival: Excellent. Considering the success
of 'Smallville,' another superhero drama could boost the fledgling
here and go through to see the whole feature!
POSTED MARCH 13, 2006
Reef Trailer With Superman Returns?
An article in today's editions of Variety
discusses the upcoming CW network and their marketing strategies,
and hints that an Aquaman TV series trailer may go with big
films like this summer's Superman Returns. Here's what they
said about that:
expected that much of the CW's promo resources will be aimed
at letting people know there's a new network in town -- with
shows they already know and love. Parent companies Time Warner
and CBS Corp. will help with everything from saturation spots
on CBS Radio stations to a potential "Aquaman" trailer
attached to summer tentpole "Superman Returns."
article also said "so far, the most visible decision CW
execs have made is ousting Will Toale in favor of Justin Hartley
as star of Aquaman."
here to read the full article. Thanks to "Kal,
son of Jor-El" for the tip.
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2006
CW Says 'No' To Cult, Could Improve Aquaman's
The newly-formed CW Network will have one fewer pilot contender
for the Fall 2006 schedule.
pilot Cult, which was originally going to be made for
The WB before the WB-UPN merger (see January 24 news), is no
longer going to happen, as it is not the kind of show the CW
is hoping for. This leaves Aquaman and the Kevin Williamson
pilot Palm Springs as only two of the pilots being prepared
for a possible Fall 2006 slot on the schedule.
Ostroff, currently of UPN, will be overseeing The CW's Fall
POSTED JANUARY 10, 2006
and Lots of Will Toale
We asked if anyone out there had some more pictures of Will
Toale (the new Aquaman) and wow, did they deliver.
"he's done some modeling" is an understatement. Anyhow,
this kind person has sent us dozens of Will Toale's modeling
photos, which we have begun to add to our
only going to add a few photos at a time, and if this goes over
well, you can look forward to more additions to the site soon.
Since there is no "official Will Toale" site or anything
like that, we figure you're going to have to see more of the
guy somewhere. A majority of what's added tonight is
from Toale's modeling campaigns for Macy's.
was requested that we do not watermark the images - so we're
asking you, the readers, if you should need to "borrow"
them, to please place a link to AquamanTV.com.
a look at the images!
We've added seven more pictures - some runway shots, and most
interestingly a Cosmopolitan profile revealing that his favorite
book is "The Old Man And The Sea" - which is a potential
name for A.C.'s dive shop in the Aquaman TV project.
Click here to see the new images
POSTED JANUARY 9, 2006
The casting of Will Toale has gotten mentions for the Aquaman
TV project all over the Net. The most amusing commentary thus
far has to have come from
INTERRUPT TODAY'S ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
... to bring you the following stunning announcement: In an
unprecedented move, WB has cast someone extremely hot in the
lead of its Smallville spin-off, Aquaman. Breaking
from the network's tradition of casting classically trained
but only modestly attractive thespians (Chad Michael Murray,
anyone? Jared Padalecki?), producers have tapped downright
gorgeous newbie Will Toale to spend the bulk of his
career perfecting the wet look.
advantage to come from all this coverage is that we've managed
to locate three more pictures of Will Toale. Click
here to see our Will Toale gallery - our apologies that
the images aren't the largest you've ever seen. Thanks to Ian,
and everyone else who sent links our way.
the project starts to come closer there will certainly be many
the latest developments on the AquamanTV forum!
Contrary to reports in the trade papers, we are hearing that
Aquaman is still not the title we should bet on
for the series.
we acknowledge that Arthur Curry will not yet be using that
name at this point in his life, he is still a man of the sea
- an "aqua man" - whereas, say, with Smallville,
Clark Kent has not yet fully become Superman. Either way, we
have confidence the show's producers and the network will come
up with something good - we just wish we knew what it was!
POSTED JANUARY 8, 2006
Will Toale is Aquaman
Reporter and Variety
have both confirmed the speculation originally posted here and
on the Aquaman
Website this weekend - 28 year old Will Toale will
be playing the lead role of Arthur "A.C." Curry in
the Aquaman TV pilot, which the trade papers are referring to
year, Toale performed in a New York production of "A Streetcar
Named Desire." Will's TV and movie credits including playing
a "Briefs Model" in the movie "Uptown Girls"
and a role in a 2004 TV-movie called "Tempting Adam."
On TV, he appeared on the soap Guiding Light.
the 6-foot-2 Will's done some modeling too, as evidenced by
these photos. He'll have to get used to being shirtless, because
with the show being so water-based, and being on The WB network,
they will want to repeat the ratings success of the Smallville
"Aqua" episode. He's a Florida native who migrated
to New York for his stage work.
the search for Aquaman, we saw over 400 people in England, Australia,
Canada and several U.S. cities," series co-creator Alfred
Gough told Variety. "We saw Will's tape over Christmas,
and he was the only guy we took to the network."
call him 'the much-maligned Aquaman,' but when we first pitched
Smallville, Superman was considered cheesy," Gough
said. "In the comic, Aquaman's the lost king of Atlantis,
but in our version, he is Arthur Curry, this twentysomething
who owns a dive shop."
pilot is scheduled to film in March, possibly in Miami. Stay
tuned for more casting announcements!
POSTED DECEMBER 28, 2005
Pilot Mentioned In TV Guide
Still no news on the Aquaman pilot, which is still casting...
we did, however, find a feature in the latest issue of TV Guide
where they speculate on who should star in the series.
results are obviously humorous, but thanks to Meda Saber, we
have a scan. Enjoy!
HEADLINES - POSTED PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 2005
Say "Yes" To An Aquaman Spin-Off
On KryptonSite and AquamanTV back in October we set up a poll
asking if the fans are interested in an Aquaman spin-off
series from Smallville.
results are in! 8,463 people voted... and it was a really close
race. Ultimately, Yes, definitely! took the top spot
with 2,556 votes, or 30%.
in second place was "I'd consider watching" with 2,430
or 29%. Taking third was "There are other DC Comics characters
I'd rather see," which had 28% of the vote (2,373). As
you can see the results were close. We may have to have another
poll asking about which DC characters next.
1,104 fans said "No way" to the idea of watching an
Aquaman spin-off. Considering that was only 13% of those who
responded, I'd say he performed swimmingly.
Has "The Best Week Ever"
The VH1 series Best Week Ever deemed in October that Aquaman
had the "Best Week Ever." The weekly news and entertainment
recap show featured clips from the Smallville episode "Aqua,"
Entourage (where the main character is playing Aquaman
in a movie), and there were clips from Alan Ritchson's American
Is A Ratings Success!
The October 20, 2005 Smallville introducing Aquaman
did very well in key demographics for The WB network.
Actor Alan Ritchson was interviewed by KryptonSite.com
regarding his Smallville appearance. In the interview
we learn how seriously Alan took the role.
Many Faces Of... Aquaman
Aquaman may have made his Smallville TV debut on October
20, but it's not his first appearance in the media. Click
here to take a look at the various appearances of the character
over the years in movies, cartoons, and TV! Contains some information
on the comic book origins of the character.
"Aqua" Image Gallery
Here's a gallery of images from the Smallville television
appearance featuring Alan Ritchson as Aquaman.
"Aqua" Trailer Caps
Screen captures from the first Smallville trailer for
"Aqua" (10/20/05). Caps for a second trailer can be
Comics: The Aquaman Archives
This hardcover collection contains reprints of the early Silver
Age comic books telling the origin of Arthur Curry/Aquaman.
This and Peter David's Time
and Tide are highly recommended.
In The Comics
Curious about what's going on for the King of the Sea over in
DC Comics? He's still got an ongoing monthly comic series. Check
bio of the character, although it is a bit outdated, sporting
a look for the character that hasn't been seen in two years.
We See Aquaman On Smallville Again?
At this point we don't know of any definite plans to bring back
Arthur Curry in a future episode of Smallville. However, keep
an eye on the KryptonSite
Spoilers Page for updates - you never know what might be
announced! Denise Quinones cast