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Charlize Theron DC Comics Queer Aqualad Series HBO Max

Two teens (one with superpowers) fall in love in You Brought Me the Ocean.

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The DC Universe continues to broaden on HBO Max, and it has an Oscar winner connected to its subsequent venture: Charlize Theron is on board to govt produce You Introduced Me the Ocean, a collection adaptation of the graphic novel based mostly on Aquaman characters.

This information comes courtesy of Deadline. The new venture from the Mad Max: Fury Highway star joins different DC properties with HBO Max reveals within the works, together with The Batman’s Penguin spin-off, starring Colin Farrell.

The DC younger grownup graphic novel You Introduced Me the Ocean was written by Alex Sanchez with artwork by Jul Maroh; it’s a new interpretation of Aquaman’s sidekick Aqualad that facilities round Jake Hyde, a teen who has all the time felt a connection to the ocean however lives in Reality or Penalties, New Mexico, which is fairly removed from the coast. Seems that’s on objective, as his mom fled to the desert city to get away from Jake’s father—but advised her son his dad drowned to push him away from the reality about his previous. (And you’ll perhaps see why: he’s actually the son of eco-terrorist Black Manta, who genetically altered his youngster with sealife DNA.) However Jake can’t combat his inclinations towards the ocean—one thing he should take care of alongside different coming-of-age dilemmas, like figuring tips on how to come out to his crush Kenny and making use of to school in Miami, however not letting his mother and greatest good friend Maria know. After which there’s the little matter of the blue markings on his pores and skin that glow when he comes into contact with water.

There’s no phrase on whether or not a You Introduced Me the Ocean collection would possibly tie into the present Aquaman movie franchise, which stars Yayah Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Whereas this present is simply too early in manufacturing to know, it might be cool if we got some type of set-up for this model of Aqualad in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom in 2023.


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