Stargate Atlantis and Game of Thrones actor, Jason Momoa, has opened up about his casting as DC Comics, Aquaman. during his special guest at Walker Stalker Con Momoa spoke about how hard it was trying to keep quiet about his connections to the project and his knowledge of the character:
“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… 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.”
About the film Momoa was quiet on details stating that he knew as much as the fans but that his solo movie would come after the Justice League and was more than likely to be an origin story of some shape or form. He did talk a little bit more about being cast as Aquaman and his own excitement at tackling the role:
“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.”
Aquaman is set to appear Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, March 25, 2016, he’ll return for Justice League Part One on November 10. 2017. His solo film will follow July 27th 2018.
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