Some people may think of Aquaman as the lamest super hero in the Justice League line-up, but the actor slotted to play him – Jason Momoa – is looking to change that perspective. He’s been barred from speaking on it for a while now, but since the official announcement of his casting went through, he’s now free to drop some details. While chatting at the recent Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the actor had plenty to say about his upcoming role, including a few tidbits about his contract as well as who he’d prefer to see sitting in the director’s chair for his solo flick. Scroll on for all the info.
Everything comes via DCU Movie Page’s twitter, since they were actually there at the Con and listening to the words that came out of Momoa’s mouth. According to them:
– Momoa has been signed on to play Aquaman for quite a while, a long time before he was officially announced, in fact.
Naturally, Warner Bros. and DC wanted to keep this under wraps for as long as they could. With the way Internet fanboys hound after spoilers, I’m personally surprised they managed to keep it a secret for as long as they did.
– The actor will be portraying The King of the Seven Seas in four movies.
One of these will obviously be the Aquaman solo flick. The others are likely to be the two Justice League films along with a small, introductory cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There’s a question, however, of whether a cameo would count toward the four-picture contract or if Momoa’s Aquaman is going to end up in yet another DC movie.
– Momoa is determined to change the way people view Aquaman. He’ll no longer be the “guy what talks to the fishes” and little more. Or, as Momoa put it: “Aquaman will be a bad-ass. Otherwise, they wouldn’t cast me for the role.”
Considering the way Aquaman has become a bit of a running joke among comic book fans, it only makes sense that they would write the character to be more than the fish-talking-man. If WB/DC can’t make him formidable, then no one will want to watch. And Momoa has a reputation for playing bad-asses, so he might be the first step in making an intimidating Aquaman into a reality.
– Momoa determinedly avoided all questions relating to Batman v Superman.
Well, that’s about par for the course. I don’t know why people would even bother trying to get him to reveal something. With BvS being the next big DC installment, any spoilers let out now would cause no end of problems. And Momoa is a little smarter than to jeopardize his job just so he can let some fanboys know what to expect.
– If he had his choice, Momoa would like Zack Snyder to take the director’s chair for the Aquaman solo flick. He is apparently a big fan of Snyder’s work and thinks that the director would be the best man for the job.
Unfortunately, Snyder is going to be a very busy boy. He’s signed up to do the two Justice League movies so I doubt there’s any room in his schedule to squeeze in some Aquaman. We don’t rightly know who will be taking the director’s seat, but there’s still plenty of time for WB/DC to figure it out before they need to go into production. Sorry, Momoa, but it doesn’t look like you’ll be getting your wish.
What say the Nerd Readers? Do you think Momoa can change the character of Aquaman into a big screen “bad-ass”? Or is this solo movie going to turn into a train-wreck of mediocrity?
Check out Aquaman when it shows up in theaters sometime in 2018.
Source: DCU Movie Page