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Despite Aquaman not hitting theaters until 2018, Warner Bros already has their eye on one A-list director to helm the aquatic superhero’s solo movie.
It's pretty rare to see Hollywood movies about cannibals, but a rather star-studded one is now in the works - and what's more, it's apparently a love story. Titled The Bad Batch, the project added Jason Momoa to its cast last month, and now word has come down that he will be joined in the movie by Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Diego Luna, and Suki Waterhouse.
Jason Momoa took the opportunity at a recent comic-con appearance to throw some gasoline on the DC versus Marvel fire.
Remember how we were all shocked by the first look at Jason Momoa's Aquaman hitting the internet last week? Well you're going to love the story behind how not even the man himself knew.
As badass as Aquaman will look in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it sounds he may not have much to do in the 2016 blockbuster compared to the other heroes.
The King of Atlantis has arrived! No matter what grievances you might take with this new look, Aquaman bodes great things to come for the DC universe.
Over the last year or so, director Zack Snyder has used his personal social media pages to drop images of his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast. First came Ben Affleck's Batman, next came Henry Cavill's Superman, and then last July there was Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman. Today he has introduced the world to Jason Momoa's Aquaman:
In addition to leading the Aquaman solo film, Jason Momoa will also be one of the main members of the Justice League, which would be exciting for any actor, but the role is also important for another key reason.
Zack Snyder and Jason Momoa have been promising us a more badass take on Aquaman than many of us are probably expecting. Basically, if you were expecting a traditional, blonde look from this iteration, don’t get your hopes up. In fact, Momoa has squashed those thoughts even more.
An email from within Sony Pictures Entertainment suggests that Warner Bros. and DC have recruited indie director Jeff Nichols to direct Aquaman.
It’s slowly becoming clear that Aquaman is being set up as a big player in the DCCU, possibly on the same level as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, a.k.a. the DC Trinity. This weekend further proved that, as Momoa has revealed the length of his contract over at Warner Bros.
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.