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Lots of people were more than a little surprised when Jason Momoa was cast as Aquaman for Justice League. However, nobody was as surprised as the actor himself. Apparently, when Momoa was called in to meet with Zack Snyder for the first time, he thought he had no idea what role he was being considered for, but assumed it would be some sort of villain character.
There were a lot of things that went through my mind. I was thinking like, 'Lobo.' I'm gonna play some kind of bad guy. I'm like, 'Who am I gonna play?' And yeah, he said Aquaman. I was just like, 'Come again? Pardon me?' And then he explained why. I was like, 'Whoa, buddy. I got your back.'
It's not too surprising to hear Jason Momoa tell ET Canada that he thought he would be considered for a role like the intergalactic bounty hunter/hell-raiser Lobo. To start with, the two share significantly more physical characteristics than Momoa does with the more traditional look of Aquaman. While Aquaman has been known to grow facial hair now and again, he's traditionally seen as a clean-cut blonde guy, a far cry from the look that we all know from seeing Momoa as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. It would seem that when Snyder explained his vision of the sort of character that the Justice League version of Aquaman would be, Momoa jumped on board.
The Aquaman that we've seen as part of the first trailer for Justice League shows a man with a much rougher edge to him than we usually see. He appears to drink a bit and he comes close to beating the crap out of Bruce Wayne. Now that we know exactly what Zack Snyder was thinking, we can completely understand what he as thinking with his casting choice.
Of course, casting Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe means he's pretty much unavailable when and if a Lobo movie ever makes its way to the screen. There have been repeate attempts to do so over the last few years. Jason Fuchs is reportedly working on a new script for the project but that's all we really know about the current attempt. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was previously attached to a Lobo movie but that idea appears to be dead, as The Rock will be playing Black Adam in a Shazam movie at some point.
Since it won't be Jason Momoa, who should play Lobo on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.