Having roles in Game Of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, and Stargate: Atlantis (just to name a few), Jason Momoa has now confirmed he will star in a new role in the DC Universe as Aquaman. Warner Bros. recently announced 10 DC comic movies which will keep them busy for the next few years.
Over the weekend, Momoa was asked at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta about the role and if there was going to be a movie specifically for Aquaman. According to Comicbook.com he said,
“I know the ‘Justice League’ will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be [set] prior to ‘Justice League’ or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think… I know we’re going to do ‘Justice League’ first.”
With that being said, we can assume Aquaman will appear in Justice League directed by Zack Snyder and if there is any standalone story for him, Momoa speculates it will be about Aquaman’s origins. Momoa also appeared to be very excited to work with Snyder and Warner Bros.
A cool fact that you may not know about Momoa is that he studied some Marine Biology in college, but his background is what he feels will give him the edge for this role.
“Yeah, I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is…the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.”
We’re very excited to see him take on this role and scared to make another Aquaman joke. I mean, if you haven’t seen Momoa’s audition tape for Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo (which has been trending since it has come back into light as of late) watch it here and you’ll understand why.