Jason Momoa Says He’ll “All the time Be Aquaman,” Could Be Different DC Characters

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the 2018 film.

Picture: Warner Bros./DC Comics

Jason Momoa’s coronary heart nonetheless belongs to the seas of DC. Regardless of all the things occurring within the DC film panorama, the actor lately (and boldly) declared that he’ll “at all times be Aquaman. Ain’t anybody coming in there and taking shit.”

Earlier within the week, Momoa used Instagram to disclose that he had a gathering with new DC Movies heads Peter Safran and James Gunn. Naturally, the assembly obtained everybody speaking, and he was understandably requested about by Selection at Sundance. Whereas doing promo for his documentary Deep Rising (which he narrates), Momoa confirmed that he’ll proceed to play Aquaman within the DC films going ahead. It’s a task he’s inhabited since 2016’s Batman v Superman, and can proceed into Aquaman & the Misplaced Kingdom, which remains to be slated for this yr.

Earlier than and significantly after Gunn and Safran have been made the heads of DC Movies, it’s change into one thing of a recreation to guess which actors have been sticking round. Momoa now joins different actors comparable to Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Pattinson, and (perhaps) Margot Robbie who nonetheless have futures with no matter DC films there are to return within the subsequent few years. Curiously, although, Momoa could find yourself being extra than simply Aquaman; rumors have circulated over the previous few weeks that he could find yourself enjoying Lobo, who he’s a self-professed fan of, and was as soon as slated to be again within the 2010s. He didn’t affirm whether or not or not that was the case, however he did tease that he could inhabit different DC characters sooner or later. “I can play different issues, too. I could be humorous and savage and charming.”

Some actors have performed a couple of function in superhero franchises previously—for instance, Alfre Woodard was in Captain America: Civil Warfare as a minor character earlier than displaying up extra considerably in Luke Cage as Mariah Stokes. However Momoa taking over completely different roles (and one can fairly guess these gained’t be bit characters!) in what’s meant to be a singular, cohesive universe provides an fascinating wrinkle into Warner Bros.’ universe because it kinds itself out.

Aquaman & the Misplaced Kingdom will launch in theaters on Christmas Day. For those who’ve obtained any guesses as to who he could find yourself enjoying, tell us within the feedback beneath.

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