The complete makeover, if that’s what Momoa teases, would actually make his Aquaman more accurate compared to the version that’s always been in the comics. Arthur Curry, who DC calls “the bridge between the surface world and his tumultuous sea kingdom,” is a founding member of the Justice League of America who almost always appeared as a blonde, regardless of the length of his hair. While Momoa sported blonde highlights as part of her role, Instagram’s announcement implies her new dye job will be a bit more drastic.
The DC Extended Universe is known for its dark and gray visual style, which is reflected in the costumes of its heroes, especially in the films of filmmaker Zack Snyder. Example. However, over the past few years (starting with “Wonder Woman” in 2017, according to Vox), the character’s costume colors have become more vibrant, making them more faithful to the comic book versions.
The universe is also moving away from Snyder’s interpretation for a different, multiverse-centric interpretation, as WarnerMedia’s Ann Sarnoff told Variety. Other media, such as Geekosity, report that Snyder’s universe was too dark for the tone Warner executives wanted to use in the future. So it’s possible that the lighter tones reflected in this and other costume change are part of an effort to lighten up the DCEU while being more friendly to comic book devotees. Hopefully it won’t be long before Momoa (or someone else) posts pictures of her new hair color, giving us a taste of what we can expect when “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will finally be released on December 16, 2022.