[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]fter months of speculation and endless questioning as to whether or not he would be playing Aquaman on the big screen, Jason Momoa was finally confirmed to portray the King of Atlantis as part of Warner Bros. and DC’s 10-film schedule. At Atlanta’s Walker Stalker Con last month, Momoa opened up about his upcoming involvement in the DC Cinematic Universe and shed some light on which films he may appear in with trident in hand.
The original announcement by Warner Bros. only confirmed that the Game of Thrones star would be bring Aquaman to life in a standalone film in 2018, but Momoa revealed that he will also be a part of the Justice League Part 1 movie that is set for a 2017 release. In regard to the films and the focus of Aquaman, Momoa explained:
“I know about as much as you guys know. I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be [set] prior to Justice League or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think.”
The Polynesian actor is taking his role extremely seriously, with a strong sense of pride due to his culture’s reverence for the sea. He elaborated:
“The greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods… so it’s really cool and an 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.”
Momoa would neither confirm nor deny whether he will have a cameo in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (despite numerous reports confirming his casting), but he made his excitement for his involvement in the DCCU very clear:
“It’s cool to be a part of DC’s universe. I’m really excited to be with Warner Bros., and hopefully everyone likes it. And Zack Snyder’s a genius, so I’m really excited to be hanging out with him.”
So there you have it: Aquaman will be showing up as a member of the Justice League and star in his own film the following year. Momoa’s dedication and passion for the role is sure to come across in his performances onscreen, so he can’t help but set fans’ expectations through the roof.
Justice League Part 1 is set for a 2017 release date with Aquaman arriving in theaters in 2018.