BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Now that Jason Momoa has been confirmed as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ developing Justice League universe, the Game of Thrones star finally has the greenlight to unleash all sorts of details about the role, his audition process, and the future of this aquatic superhero.
Among the many DC Comics movie announcements yesterday was not only the confirmation of Jason Momoa playing Aquaman, but that the King of Atlantis would get a solo film. Now some new details have surfaced regarding who is supporting characters might be and precisely when in 2018 we’ll get to see this aquatic adventure.
This raises an interesting point when it comes to timelines. According to today’s reveal, DC plans a Justice League movie in 2017, and a sequel in 2019. Both of which will be directed by Zack Snyder. In between the two Justice League movies, there will be the Flash and Aquaman movies.
The first description of what Aquaman will look like in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been released, even though no-one at Warner Bros or Jason Momoa, the actor who has been heavily linked with portraying the nautical superhero, has confirmed that the character is actually in the blockbuster! Meanwhile it has also been teased that Aquaman actually made his debut during one of Man Of Steel’s earliest scenes, and evidence suggests that this could be true.
What if Aquaman isn’t in Batman v Superman? And what is Jason Momoa if has been trying to tell us this all along?
If critical and audience reception of the film is any indication, then most of us will agree that Dave Bautista truly killed it in his performance as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. But in the months before Bautista signed on for the role, Marvel Studios was actually looking at someone else for the role: Jason Momoa.
Momoa's been outspoken about this before: he apparently turned down the role of Drax in Guardians Of The Galaxy because he didn't think the role would push him as a performer and actor. Which might have been a bit too harsh, particularly to star Dave Bautista: what Momoa more likely dislikes is the pressures of these big films, and how they seem to dominate conversations.
It's not usually a great sign for a character's standing in pop culture when a filmmaker has to publicly explain why they are interesting and worth an audience's time, but that doesn't appear to be stopping DC Comics and Warner Bros. from moving forward with big screen plans for Aquaman.
Jason Momoa just refuses to acknowledge that he might be playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was a couple weeks back when more than a few unnamed sources confirmed the casting, but the Game of Thrones star has been evading the question ever since.
Amidst all of the crazy news about DC Comic's potential cinematic plans over the next few years, we didn't let a substantial bit of casting news slip under the radar. This past Saturday it was reported that Jason Momoa, best known for his roles in the Conan The Barbarian remake and Game of Thrones, had landed the role of Aquaman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As if there weren't enough heroes in Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, another player has entered the arena. Say hello to Jason Momoa, your new Aquaman.
Jason Momoa’s first attempt to break out as a blockbuster star didn’t exactly go as planned, with the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan The Barbarian remake failing to do big business at the box office, but now it appears as though Momoa may be getting a big second chance.
After his mother is raped and murdered on a Native American reservation, Wolf (Momoa) decides to take the law into his own hands, and avenge her. This quest for vengeance attracts the FBI, and to avoid them he teams up with a down and out musician called Cash (Mollohan). Together these motorcycle-riding cowboy type take to the highways of the American West to forge their own brand of justice.
Chris Pratt is set to play Star-Lord in James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but there's still plenty of work left to be done in the casting department before cameras start to roll. Marvel Studios still needs to find actors to play the roles of Drax The Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and thus far rumors and short-lists have been practically non-existent.
Jason Momoa got his chance to play big screen hero last summer in Conan The Barbarian, but now it looks like he's on a bit of a villainous streak. He will be squaring off against Sylvester Stallone and Sung Kang in Bullet To The Head early next year and now he's going to be the baddie in Wolves.