Jason Momoa spoke to IGN about his new series The Red Road, when the subject of him being in the Man of Steel sequel came up. The actor brushed the rumors off:
“Maybe that’s how it came out. Maybe someone said, ‘You should be in this!’ and I said, ‘Yeah that would be great!’ And it just went too far.”
He was in talks to join Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as Drax the Destroyer, a role that eventually went to Dave Bautista.
“I mean you audition for things. I auditioned for it. I think it’s the kind of like, ‘He’s a big guy that does action, and he’s gonna fit in somewhere.'” Momoa said shrugging his shoulders.
Now this wouldn’t be the first time that an actor denied involvement in a movie so we’ll have to wait and see see, but for now consider this rumor debunked.
Momoa has garnered a lot of attention for his performance as Khal Drogo in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and had the starring role in 2011′s Conan the Barbarian film, and co-starred in four seasons of Stargate Atlantis. As mentioned above he was in talks for the role of Drax in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but reportedly wanted too much money.
The Red Road debuts on February 27 at 9 PM on The Sundance Channel.
Batman vs. Superman (or whatever) was scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder, with rewrites by Chris Terrio. Snyder is directing. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel.
It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.