Jason Momoa Speaks Out on Aquaman Role

By March 1, 2015

When Zack Snyder revealed Jason Momoa’s look as DC Comics’ Sea King Aquaman, it was pretty easy to see by the reactions across the internet that it took people by surprise. The burgeoning DC cinematic universe’s version of the hero seems to emphasize his raw power over everything else, and the look that Momoa brings to the 70-plus year legacy of  the character makes it plain to see that this guy does not screw around. Now that his look is out there, a lot of new interest in how the character will be used in the forthcoming movies has come up, and Momoa has broken his relative silence to speak a little bit about that.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Momoa primarily discussed SundanceTV’s “The Red Road,” but given the image that we just got a glimpse at, it didn’t take long for the conversation to take a superheroic turn. When asked about the action sequences involving his character, Momoa said that they haven’t been photographed yet, but that his fellow castmates are getting him excited to star alongside them in the eventual Justice League film. He said,

You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League. […] Well, it’s Batman and Superman, it’s not my movie. It’s the first time in history to have them both on the screen together, and I’m just excited to see those two up there.

He also talked a lot about how much mythology there is for the Aquaman character, both from the source material as well as in other sources.

The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing. There’s so many things to tell, and there’s a whole backstory that’s just amazing. There’s a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, [in the past] he’s been cast aside. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy.

Conan was really hard, because you have 15 different types of fans and so many things to respect and honor. To do it right it’s got to be bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody, and not a lot of people go see that anymore. It’s not the ’80s anymore. It’s a really hard format. We busted ass, but there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on that one. What’s great about this is Zack [Snyder], man. We don’t want to just reinvent it, but he’s a got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I’m really honored to be playing it. I’m excited for the world to see it.

For more on “Red Road” as well as to see what else Momoa had to say about Aquaman, be sure to check out the full interview at EWBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open on March 25th, 2016, and will feature Momoa’s first appearance as Aquaman. He’ll then join Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg in Justice League: Part One bowing in 2017, and will later star in a solo Aquaman film in 2018.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.