Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in 'Batman vs. Superman' and Beyond

And the movie is less than two years away!

Jason Momoa to play Aquaman
Jason Momoa in "Game of Thrones"
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Jason Momoa's name has long been circling Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but never in an official capacity and while today's report from HitFix isn't an official confirmation, there seems to be enough confidence behind it to take it seriously.

The report insists Momoa will have a cameo appearance in Batman v. Superman as Aquaman, a character that will reportedly be featured more in future films such as the rumored May 2017 release of the Untitled Justice League Movie, though a stand-alone Aquaman film was not one of the films mentioned in a recent report announcing the slate of DC Comics films Warner Bros. is expected to announce shortly.

As for this Aquaman business, it sounds like the take on the character will be a more modern one, featuring the brooding king of Atlantis and he's apparently not all that happy about the World Engine from Man of Steel and what it did to the Indian Ocean. In fact, it seems that's what the film will be about, a story of consequences for Superman as a result of the destruction in the film's final act with Batman coming in to say, "Shame on you Superman." Then again, it seemed to me, with the final scene in the film, that the world had moved on from that incident. Oh well, the film doesn't hit theaters until May 6, 2016 so it's hardly worth thinking about at the moment.

Momoa joins Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    How can this film not be a mess a this point? But it's a good casting though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Wait, wait. If they actually show the repercussions of Superman's actions, that sounds kind of like a corrective to MoS to me. Also, Jeremy Irons as Alfred is good casting. Didn't know he was in this probable mess.

  • BradyD

    Chris Terrio (Academy Award winner of "Argo") is writing the screenplay so we know we'll have better dialogue this time around. But how can you not be looking forward to this movie? Batman and Superman have never shared the big screen together. I think it's going to be an exciting experience!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    I would have much more interest for BvS If Zach Snyder wasn't the director.
    I sorta know what I'm getting at this point with Snyder.

    Good First Act, borderline compelling.
    Great Visuals.
    Crumbling Second Act.
    All Hell Breaks Loose Third Act.

    A couple "Wow" moments, a couple good actor performances or casting counter
    balanced with a couple bad actor performances or casting that fall flat, all summing up to a mediocre film

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

      Hey wait a second......oh nope, you're right.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/EPayneDDS/ Erik

    Something tells me that with the possible year (or more) of post production on tos film, they're going to test screen and tweak the hell out of this film. Hoping its quality though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/azjoker1/ azjoker1

    Good casting for what should be a small role in this movie. He definitely fits the likeness of Aquaman and it looks like they're gonna go with a tougher look for the character.

  • andyluvsfilms

    I do like all of his villains, Black Manta, Aquabeast, Admiral Storm, Blackjack. There seems to be a running theme.

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

    Hm, I guess DC has a lot of confidence in their direction... I never, in my wildest dreams, thought that there would be an Aquaman film. Geez.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheJackal/ The Jackal

    Brad, Variety and TheHollywoodreporter and IGN have all reported that Zach Snyder will in fact be directing a Justice League film for WB. 2018 is the slated year. Why do you keep talking about a rumored 2017 JL film. Do I have incorrect information?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      I reported on it too, but the date has not been confirmed and the latest report had it coming out May 2017. So... rumor.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kimberlesk/ Kimberlesk

    If this is true, Aquaman's gonna be a bad mutha f*cker! And it's the ONLY thing that would excited me about this movie.

  • Sekou Tarik

    I'm glad that they're casting Momoa. I am sure they are casting a lot of familiar heroes in a chance for a substantial box office draw among fans of the comics and the general public alike, but I am concerned that Warner Bros. is going to suffer from overcrowding their Justice League film with too many superheroes.