Jason Momoa the heart still belongs to the seas of DC. Despite everything going on in Scenery from a DC movie, the actor recently (and boldly) stated that he “will always be Aquaman. Nobody comes in there and rips shit off.
Earlier this week, Momoa used Instagram announce that he had a meeting with the new DC Films executives Peter Safran and James Gunn. Naturally, the meeting got everyone talking and he was understandably asked about Diversity at Sundance. Making a promo for your documentary Deep rise (which he recounts), Momoa has confirmed that he will continue to play Aquaman in DC movies in the future. This is the role he has been living in since 2016. batman vs superman, and will continue in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is still scheduled for this year.
Before and especially after Gunn and Safran took over as DC Films executives, it became something of a a game to guess which actors were hanging around nearby. Momoa is now joining other actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Pattinson and (maybe) Margot Robbie who still have a future with whatever DC movies come out in the next few years. Interestingly, though, Momoa could turn out to be more than just Aquaman; There have been rumors in the last few weeks that he might end up playing Lobo, whom he self-proclaimed fan of, and was once slated to return in the 2010s. He did not confirm whether this was true or not, but teased that he could inhabit other DC characters in future. “I can play other things too. I can be funny and wild and charming.”
Some actors have played more than one role in superhero franchises in the past – for example, Alfre Woodard was in Captain America: Civil War as a minor character before appearing more prominently in Luke Cage like Mariah Stokes. But having Momoa play different roles (and it’s safe to assume they won’t be cameo characters!) in what should be a single, cohesive universe adds an interesting flavor to Warner Bros. The universe, how it works out.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in theaters on Christmas Day. If you have any guesses as to who he might end up playing, let us know in the comments below.
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