Why Some Fans Might Not Like Justice League's Aquaman, According To Jason Momoa

aquaman is not the king of atlantis

While we've met Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman, a lot of the characters who are going to be popping up in Justice League are pretty new. One of these characters is Aquaman, who will play a key role in Justice League before getting his own solo movie in 2018. However, the actor who plays Aquaman, Jason Momoa, recently revealed some information about his character, noting that fans may not be in love with Justice League's version of the character. Here's why:

Aquaman, he's not even really Aquaman yet. He's not the King of the Seven Seas. We don't really get there until my solo movie, at the end. Really, it's a huge growth for me. It's a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they're gonna see, how I portray him. But you gotta wait until we get to the solo movie to really know. Because he's not King yet.

From what Jason Momoa had to say to Comic Book Movie, if you are a fan of Aquaman once he is King of the Seven Seas and has more of a grip on his destiny, you may not be a fan of the character in Justice League, or even at the beginning of the Aquaman movie. While we didn't officially know that Aquaman would become the King of the Seven Seas at the end of his solo movie, it makes total sense. Justice League has already looked like a sort of coming-into-his-own story for Arthur Curry, and since Aquaman will be set after the events in Justice League, the next step in his story should be moving forward with the character. Plus, we previously learned that Orm, Aquaman's half-brother, might be ruling over Atlantis during the beginning of Aquaman. It wouldn't be the first example of Aquaman being a little different than his comics counterpart.

Jason Momoa also said that his character will be going through a pretty big journey through his next two movies. When Justice League kicks off, Aquaman really won't be Aquaman, at all. He also noted,

He doesn't believe in himself, he doesn't know what to do with the powers he has. He's going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him 'Aquaman' right now -- he couldn't give two shits about anything Atlantean. So he's really not quite there yet...

A lot of heroic origin stories feature characters who haven't quite figured out who they are and what abilities they have, yet. Regardless, what seems to be different about Arthur Curry is his rejection of things that are right in front of him, like his knowledge of Atlanteans and his abilities. In a lot of ways, Justice League should be a movie about getting a team together, but it seems as if Arthur Curry, at least, will have a whole lot of other things going on.

You can find out exactly what that means when Justice League hits theaters on November 17. You can already pre-order tickets for the upcoming DC movie. Aquaman is hitting theaters on on December 21, 2018. Before that movie hits, you can take a look at what we know about Aquaman.

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