Jason Momoa in Talks for an Unknown Role in 'Batman vs. Superman'
Add one more cast member to the growing roster of Batman vs. Superman. Just last week we learned that Fast & Furious actress Gal Gadot was taking the role of Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) in the ever-expanding DC Entertainment adaptation at Warner Bros., and now one more cast member has entered the mix. THR has word that former "Game of Thrones" and Conan the Barbarian reboot star Jason Momoa has landed an unknown role in the sequel pitting Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck against each other as the Man of Steel and The Dark Knight. Could Momoa be playing an unknown villain, or another hero?
The trade speculates that Momoa could be on the side of the heroes as someone like Martian Manhunter, a superhero from the planet Mars and the last surviving member of his race. His natural abilities include super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, flight, shape-shifting, intangibility and telepathy, and he's been a part of nearly every single iteration of Justice League. Of course, we're just sure just how expansive the roster for DC's superhero ensemble will be at first. He's got the physique for it, and Momoa was also up for the role of another cosmic hero in Guardians of the Galaxy, but the role went to wrestler Dave Bautista.
On the other hand, there's speculation that Momoa could go bad and play the major Superman villain Doomsday, the result of Kryptonian genetic engineering gone awry. Doomsday is a big deal because he was the one responsible for the death of Superman in the infamous storyline back in 1992. Supposedly there are even hints of Doomsday in the extras of the home video release of Man of Steel. Momoa also has the strength to pull off such an epic villain, but his acting chops have yet to be proven on a substantial level. But after seeing him as Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones," it's not hard to picture him in the role. Here's hoping we get a real idea of the story sometime early next year when the film goes in front of cameras.