Aquaman looks good on Jason Momoa. But let’s face it, when the actor was first cast in the role, it was a bit of a surprise. At that time, Momoa was mainly known for playing Game of Thronessavage warlord Khal Drogo, making the role of a high-class superhero, such as the king of Atlantis, somewhat unexpected. And prior to the release of the highly anticipated sequel, Momoa recalled his own honest reaction when he was first offered the role by Zack Snyder.
Jason Momoa was cast in the summer of 2014 as the aquatic Justice Leaguer to make a cameo in Batman v.. Superman: Dawn of Justiceback in the days when Zack Snyder planted the seeds for… his now-defunct “Snyderverse”. On recent reflection that he was DC’s Aquaman, the actor shared this:
While speaking with GQ Magazine, the actor speaks of a life that loves water and recalls taking a long bus ride to the Florida Keys as a child to study at a marine biology camp. In addition, he said that his father was “always in the water,” and that he would idolize him and all his uncles and cousins for being surfers. The actor used to participate in the Junior Lifeguard program and would enroll in the University of Hawaii’s marine biology program before taking his first acting role in Baywatch Hawaii, in which he played a central role for 44 episodes. So in other words, the role is actually perfect for him.
And yet neither Jason Momoa nor DC fans could have imagined that he would be the big-screen version of the hero. Today it makes sense in the world as we have now seen him play the part, and the actor is really carrying it with responsibility. If it’s not on James Wan is physically demanding Aquarius sets, the actor often uses his platform to be an ocean activist and fight for the preservation of Mauna Kea, a sacred spiritual site for Native Hawaiians. Momoa also said this in the recent interview:
When he became Aquaman, Jason Momoa had to deal with the constant fish jokes that come with being the hero. But the way the actor has taken on the role has certainly made the general public take the DC character more seriously, seeing him as a formidable member of the Justice League and a major force in the greater DC universe.
Arthur Curry’s next performance has arrived Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomwhich to the upcoming DC movies will hit theaters in 2023. Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman and more will once again star in the stacked cast. And as we have recently learned, features the return of Ben Affleck’s Batman. The sequel will be released on March 17. Prior to release, you can stream the original with an HBO Max subscription.