Jason Momoa was on hand for Fan Expo in Toronto over the weekend, where the Stargate Atlantis and Game of Thrones star was asked plenty of questions regarding Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe. Without giving away too many details about his role as the King of the Seven Seas, he did have some interesting tidbits to say about his take on DC Comics' aquatic superhero.
When he was asked early on in the panel how Aquaman’s personality would differ from that of more somber characters like Batman and Superman, Momoa didn’t want to reveal whether his character was going to be a more “chilled” or laid-back hero, saying, "I can't see me busting out a bunch of jokes. I mean, I don't think it'll be like that." The actor also refused to say whether we’ll get to see him in direct conflict with any of the DCEU's superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As Comic Book Movie pointed out, although he was on Stargate Atlantis for four seasons, Momoa’s true breakout role was that of Khal Drogo on HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. And because of that (and the fact that he also played Conan the Barbarian in the 2011 movie), many fans took from his casting that we’d get to see a more "barbaric" version of Aquaman in the movies. However, the actor was quick to dissociate the two of them, joking, "I don't think Aquaman's going to be raping and pillaging any villages."
Well, thank the Geek Gods for that, although I’m pretty sure, if the first image of the character is any indication, Jason Momoa’s version of Aquaman will be a full-on badass addition to the World’s Finest.
Aquaman has always been the butt of everyone’s jokes, but the Hawaiian actor is out to change what people think of the character next year, when Batman v Superman finally comes out. "You know, it's cute and funny, I mean, people make fun of him and there's a bunch of jokes about him," he said, before adding (rather ominously), "But I'm like, 'Well ... just wait. Let's just wait a little bit. And then we can make jokes ...'"
We’ll get our first look at Aquaman when director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.
Are you guys looking forward to see Jason Momoa "Unite the Seven" in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero movie slate?