Ahead of Aquaman 2, Jason Momoa recalls his honest reaction when Zack Snyder offered him the role of the DC hero

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:

When Zack told me he wanted me to play Aquaman, I thought, ‘What? that’s the furthest thing [from what I thought] would I ever be’. Then he put it down and I thought, ‘Why can’t it be someone of Polynesian descent?’

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