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Jason Momoa in Talks for an Unknown Role in 'Batman vs. Superman'

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December 9, 2013
Source: THR

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

This casting is just starting to get weird now. Jason Momoa? Really? Definitely should not as Martian Manhunter because that role does not fit him well. There were rumors Metallo could be in the film, either that or Doomsday. Hopefully not Lex Luthor also.

Charlie Hard on Dec 9, 2013

2

Lobo?

darius on Dec 9, 2013

3

Yeah This gonna be a train wreck! But hey they sell too.

Jimmy Love on Dec 9, 2013

4

Yeah. They are screwing things up so much. Less is more. They could have just done "World's Finest", made a billion dollars and made the fans happy.

DAVIDPD on Dec 9, 2013

5

Hopefully he'll just be nameless Thug #3.

grimjob on Dec 9, 2013

6

This man cannot act. Some sort of silent antagonist, ala darth maul, would be fine. He is extremely athletic but CANNOT ACT.

Brian Sleider on Dec 9, 2013

7

'Doomsday' perhaps?

Chad on Dec 10, 2013

8

Solomon Grundy ;P

Armitall on Dec 10, 2013

9

This is just getting silly. I was all in for Batman and Superman being together in a movie. But now with Wonderwoman and a possible other superhero it seems to be blowing up too quickly.

ListenToVinyl on Dec 9, 2013

10

This is why Warner Bros/DC cant be taken seriously. Get your shit together guys!

LosZombies on Dec 9, 2013

11

The same here. I was excited when it was anounced Batman and Supreman would be in the same movie, which ment they could set the atmosphere between the characters for further expansion down the road, but now it looks like all the other editions could overshadow this developement. I am affraid when they announce the official title it will be Justice League.

Armitall on Dec 10, 2013

12

Definitely a villain.

DavideCoppola on Dec 10, 2013

13

Superman..? Several there mentioned abilities realy exist. In using the keywords Symbio Telepathy in Internet could be the numerous places about the principally Telekinetic Telepathy which already is proven. And within the years nobody said, that he came to the possibility say Not. About the existance there mentioned abilities of the proven telepathy. This symbio way appeared from Lithuania as the very effortless explained form. And in any way it was the very prepared conclusions form, that today exist a simple shame's condition of American experts, who were not the enough smart to concluse something better. And it is the indeed dangerous powers training way. Symbio Telepathy. Two keywords to find manything visible, that the real man in this field should be even more competetive faighter VS. Superman.

Valdas Virbilas on Dec 10, 2013

14

He can be a better Wonder Woman than Gal Gadot.

capitandelespacio on Dec 10, 2013

15

Thank you, I got called an idiot for saying Gal Gadot was not a good wonder woman.

The Truth on Dec 10, 2013

16

The lesser we know about this movie will be the best. I just want to enjoy it, as I enjoyed Man Of Steel.

capitandelespacio on Dec 10, 2013

17

LOBO !!!!!!!!!

Alexander Gramlich on Dec 10, 2013

18

NO! God NO! If they wanna do The Main Man then they need a GOOD actor. Not a Teal'c clone.

Jimmy Love on Dec 10, 2013

19

What about Dwayne Johnson? He's got the physique, and the smart-mouth of Lobo.

VAharleywitch on Dec 11, 2013

20

First off, Doomsday should not be incorporated this early. Hell, he is one of supermans dangerous villains who ends up almost killing superman for good. We need about 3 good supermans before he is involved. It could take all of justice leage to wipe this guy out along with Darkseid. Please dont screw this up.

Such heroic nonsense on Dec 10, 2013

21

Zan!!!!!!!!

The Truth on Dec 10, 2013

22

So this "Superman VS Batman" movie is becoming more and more like an Avengers-type thing. I think they (DC) would be better served to take time and craft things and people before throwing them all together. Sure, not every hero would need their own movie first, but too much too soon will make it tough to follow.

theslayer5150 on Dec 10, 2013

23

I don't know wy you people think that just because wonder woman (or potentially another superhero) is announced to be in the film, it means she has a main role in it. Samuel L Jackson was in the first Ironman after all and all that did was set up future movies.

Brian Michael on Dec 23, 2013

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