With production set to start on Aquaman this summer the gentle tide of information on the DCEU film is slowly starting to roll in. The films star, Jason Momoa, took a break from his grueling (most likely trident centric) preparations to talk with Digital Trends.
Fans and detractors have spent decades making jokes at the expense of the King of the Seven Seas, how did Momoa approach playing the Justice League’s monitor duty marathon champion and chief fish translator?
“…the cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things. I really think it’s the right time. It’s really cool. Zack [Snyder] is one of those perspectives on it and DC is really getting behind it. It was a ballsy step. They did it, and I’m extremely happy with the world they’ve created. It’s an honor to be part of this.”
Momoa is no stranger to playing a bad-ass ass-kicking m’effer with roles like Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo and to a lesser extent the attempted Conan the Barbarian reboot. He went on to say that he, “…read the script and just started training for it and I can’t wait. I’ve spent a lot of time in this industry, so I’m excited to put all my energy into it and completely f%(& some s#!t up.”
Please, Jason, mean that in a real good way.
As for what we can expect from the James Wan helmed project? “I read the [Aquaman] script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater. So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to.”
While the above is admittedly not a lot to go on (he did name check Romancing the Stone there which we can only hope means Danny DeVito has a part in Aquaman,) it nice to see a few drops of information dribble out before the deluge of speculation and rumor drowns us all, till then we all just keep fishing.
WATER BASED PUNS!
You’ll see Momoa reprise his role as Aquaman in this years Justice League (November 17, 2017) and then again in the his solo flick (also staring Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison and Willem Dafoe,) in theatres October 5, 2018.
via Digital Trends