A short few weeks ago, we had a bit of fun pointing out that Aquaman’s “trident” had, in fact, five prongs, thus making it — well, not a trident. As it turns out, there’s a real reason why the King of Atlantis in the DC Universe doesn’t wield a proper three-pronged weapon of royalty. It is because, in Justice League, Aquaman isn’t a king yet.

In an interview with WSVN-TV in Miami, Justice League star Jason Mamoa (“Aquaman”) revealed outright that Aquaman’s weapon in the film isn’t the true trident his character wields in the comics. “I didn’t call it a trident,” Mamoa says during the interview, before revealing what it actually is. “It’s a quinnent,” he jokes, “But we don’t call it that in the movie.”

Mamoa then revealed that Aquaman’s pursuit for the throne of Atlantis will play a part in his solo Aquaman movie, which will hit theaters next year. “When you watch Aquaman, he’ll go for the trident, so everyone’s gotta stay tuned for a hot minute. He’s not the king yet.”

So what’s the “quinnent” that Mamoa has in Justice League? As Mamoa seems keen to spoil, it’s given to him by Mera (Amber Heard), who has a minor role in Justice League. “He looks to Mera and he’s like, ‘I need to borrow something. I need you to do me a favor.’ And she gets him the equipment.”

Not only is Mamoa’s honesty surprisingly refreshing, it will also get fans to look forward to Aquaman, which is just about done filming from Furious 7 director James Wan. But before Aquaman can rise to become the King of Atlantis, he’ll team up with his Justice League to fight Steppenwolf. Can’t rule over a kingdom if there are no Atlanteans, after all.

See the interview below.

Justice League will hit theaters on November 17.

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