Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Will The Real Aquaman Please Stand Up?
First, reality show escapee Alan Ritchson played Aquaman in an episode of Smallville that scored hugely in the ratings and immediately sparked talk of a spin-off. But without Alan Ritchson. Soon Will Toale was announced as the lucky winner of the Aquaman sweepstakes. But then the WB and UPN merged, the new head took a look at Toale and said, "Next!" and now the very final, absolute, nobody else gonna wear his swim trunks Aquaman is...Justin Hartley of the TV soap Passions. His mentor will be Ving Rhames (which apparently echoes the Aquaman comic book, but also leads me to wonder what happened to Kojak on USA) and the show will reportedly be called Mercy Reef. And for those, like Ed, who need to see more, go here.