With Warners finally confirming Jason Momoa as Aquaman (here) we’ve been waiting for the actor to talk about the role… he’s been denying it long enough… and he has finally opened up.
At a panel at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta, Georgia the actor fianlly got to talk Aquaman: “I was asked to play it. You know, you audition and stuff like that, but the fact is you’ve just got to keep it quiet,” Momoa said (via ComicBook.com). “You know what I mean, I was just trying to respect Warner Bros. and everyone’s wishes. I’m really, really happy that I don’t have to be quiet anymore, because that’s really hard for me.”
But he’s quick to confirm two things… firstly, he’s got no idea what the solo movie will be about and secondly, he is part of the Justice League: “I don’t know the director. I know about as much as you guys know. I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be [set] prior to Justice League or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think… So I know we’re going to do Justice League first.”
The actor believes that his Polynesian roots could be a big part of why he got the role and what he can bring to it: “I’ve rode some dolphins before, so I can pull on that. I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives… My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe. I’m really excited to be with Warner Bros., and hopefully everyone likes it. And Zack Snyder’s a genius, so I’m really excited to be hanging out with him.”
Will Momoa appear in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’d bet yes, but who knows… whatever happens, Justice League Part One hits cinemas on November 10, 2017.
Source: Superhero Hype