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. Even when asked point blank about the role he wouldn't confirm anything. But just because the actor isn't saying anything about Aquaaman yet doesn't mean that he doesn't have any interest in the kind of material they provide for the big screen.
The Conan The Barbarian remake lead was a guest at the Evolution Expo in Oakland, California this past weekend, and while he was still keeping tight lipped about his potential future with DC Comics and Warner Bros., he did have a few things to say about playing a superhero... or, more accurately, an anti-hero. The website Point of Geeks were on hand at the event, and have provided a video of Momoa speaking on the subject:
In case the audio isn't clear enough for you, you can read a cleaned up transcript of what he said below:
"I think it would be really, really fun to play a superhero. You know? I’ve always talked about, like, what’s your favorite. I mean, I love Lobo It would be awesome. I don’t know how they do it, but yeah, absolutely I think it would. I just don’t really see myself as a superhero. They’re kind of written a little different. I don’t see myself in tights a lot. I’m more of an anti-hero, if you will. In life. So, not the smiling, parading to saving the world kind of guy. The Hulk would have been fun!
Momoa may just be saying all of this to downplay the Aquaman rumors a bit, but the truth is that his description of the character he would like to play fits the modern day Aquaman fairly well. While the character spent years as a punchline, he has since been reinvented to be buffer, bearded and have the head of a harpoon for a hand (he lost his real one when it was dipped in a pool of piranha). One can imagine that this is the direction that Warner Bros. and DC Comics are looking to go in with their first live-action adaptation of the character, and Momoa could be a great fit for that part.
So when will we actually get some official confirmation? There are no guarantees, but you could probably bet a good amount of money that Jason Momoa will be a surprise guest on stage during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel during San Diego Comic-Con later this month. We will be on the ground reporting live with minute by minute details, so be sure to find your way back here when the time comes.