Jason Momoa is Aquaman in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'
by Ethan Anderton
June 14, 2014
Late last year, first season "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa was in talks for an unknown role in the film that is now known as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor has been spotted up in Michigan where the film is currently shooting, and lately he's been getting annoyed because people keep asking him if he's playing Aquaman in the film. Funnily enough, HitFix has word that Momoa is definitely playing the aquatic superhero in what has basically become a prequel to Justice League, which may be confirmed by a rumor about Warner Bros. plans for their DC Comics properties heading to the big screen.
The source also reports that Zack Snyder has already finalized the character designes for the character so Momoa can start shooting his scenes soon. The question is whether the actor will have his shorter or longer hair when he goes blonde for the role? The actor will certainly make the frequently panned Justice League member look tough, but Momoa isn't exactly the most gifted actor, and this doesn't bode well for the character's future. But the real question is, how will Aquaman pop up in a film that seems to be all about Batman and Superman?
Well, much like Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, it sounds like Momoa will only have a small role as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman. In fact, there's a good chance that he might not even be referred to by his superhero name. Why? Well, apparently the script is using the somewhat controversial mass destruction from Man of Steel, from which there initially seemed to be no consequences, as a way to introduce Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Apparently the billionaire mastermind will use the level of destruction as a way of making Superman look dangerous. And to go along with that, Aquaman isn't too happy either.
General Zod's World Engine apparently caused some serious damage to the Indian Ocean ecosystem, and that's no good for Aquaman's underwater friends. If we had to guess, we're betting that Momoa will pop up in a business suit as some kind of environmentalist, upset about the effects of the fight between Superman and General Zod. And then we might actually see him as Aquaman as a tease for Justice League, rumored to arrive in 2017. HitFix's reports on these matters are few and far between, but when they surface, they're right on the money, so this seems definitive. What do you think of Jason Momoa as Aquaman?