Why Jason Momoa Is Perfect For Aquaman, According One DC Producer

While comic book fans and moviegoers alike have been devouring any and all information regarding the DC Extended Universe, and the upcoming films Suicide Squad and Justice League, the whole universe is still a bit of mystery. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the first movie that was officially in the newly created DCEU, so while we're excited for DC to finally give Marvel Studios some competition, the whole thing is still in its infancy. Sure we know the actors who will be playing our favorite DC heroes, but we haven't seen much of them, besides their quick cameos in Dawn of Justice. So Ezra Miller's Flash, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, and Ray Fisher's Cyborg are a question mark over both Justice League and their solo adventures. Luckily, we've just gotten a bit more information about one of the newcomers.

The fan run tumblr account DC Films recently posted behind the scenes images of Jason Momoa's Aquaman (via Popsugar). The gifs were accompanied with a statement regarding Momoa's performance as Aquaman, courtesy of Justice League producer and Zack Snyder's wife Deborah Snyder. Here's what Mrs. Snyder said:

Jason is a physical presence. He's enormous-- Kind of scary, but at the same time he's warm and loving. And we felt like these were the characteristics Aquaman needed to have.

Deborah Snyder is right. If her statement is to be believed, it seems like everyone's favorite Dothraki from Game of Thrones is the exact perfect fit for Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Besides not being blonde, that is.

Aquaman is a particularly unique character within the DC Universe. He's got a ton of layers to him, which will surely be challenging to translate onto the big screen in Justice League. Arthur Curry is more than just a superhero who is saving the world from DC villains; he's typically the King of Atlantis, and also serves as a politician who is handling negotiations with the humans on land. We saw Aquaman attempting to protect his world during his brief cameo in Batman v Superman, where he attacks the camera that had been doing surveillance on the metahuman.

The common problem with Aquaman on the small screen is how he never really came off like a badass. His powers have long been considered some of the dumbest within the DC universe. Who gives a crap if he can talk to fish? What is that gonna do for him when he's fighting on land? DC attempted to change this image a bit by having Aquaman lose his hand, replacing it with a gnarly looking hook that could mess up some villains. Unfortunately, Aquaman never really got the respect he deserves. Luckily, director James Wan is aware of this, and is delighting in changing people's minds with Aquaman's solo outing. It doesn't hurt that Jason Momoa is so beloved by the millions of people who watch Game of Thrones every Sunday.

What do you think of Jason Momoa's Aquaman? Will you see his solo film or just stick to group movies like Justice League? Sound off in the comments below.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.