Now that we know that Jason Momoa is confirmed as the star of the stand-alone "Aquaman" movie he has been able to talk about the role-- He will make his debut as the character in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
On the stump promoting his Sundance Channel TV series "The Red Road ," the Hawaiian-born actor says he's proud he gets to play the
character and a lot of that ties back to his own heritage. He
tells The Daily Beast:
"I've had to bust ass to be in this industry. A lot of
things are very black and white. Aquaman is especially cool because
being a Kanaka Maoli-being Hawaiian-our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and
the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I'm
someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired
superhero. It's cool that there's a brown-skinned superhero."
Momoa also says he's glad he is now starring in a movie that his young children will finally get to watch.
"It's awesome as an actor to know what your future is
going to be because I have children and I've busted my ass to put food
on the table. It's awesome knowing that I'm going to be in Justice League because my son is the biggest Batman fan and my daughter loves Wonder Woman. It'll be cool for them to see me in something because
they're not going to be watching Game of Thrones or The Red Road anytime
soon, but now they can see Daddy kicking ass in IMAX."
Last week Latino Review reported that Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) is reportedly a
directorial candidate for the Aquaman movie. He seemingly joins "Take Shelter" and "Mud" helmer Jeff Nichols on the shortlist for the job
LR also broke the news that "Star Trek" reboot star Karl Urban is eyed for a supporting role in the film that may be the villain (Ocean Master perhaps?). Urban's involvement depends upon his "Star Trek 3" commitments.
Last August we found out that 300 scribe Kurt Johnstad and "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall have been hired to pen separate scripts for the solo "Aquaman"
movie. The studio wants to then
combine them getting the best version from the two works.
contract is for just four movies--this
would likely include Snyder's "Dawn of Justice" the "Aquaman" film, The Justice League Part One and "Justice League Part Two" which suggests that you're highly unlikely to see him
cameo as Arthur Curry in any other DC Entertainment films.
Momoa has been linked to Warner Bros' upcoming DC Entertainment plans for a long time but he's been suggested for numerous other roles like Doomsday or Metallo alien hero Martian Manhunter who also happens to like Oreo Cookies. The imposing actor has been asked about the talk several times but always denied that he's up for a role. Momoa has said if he hadn't landed the Aquaman role he wanted to play Lobo
Created in the 1940s, Aquaman is a founding member of the Justice League who can control the sea and is the king of Atlantis. Alan Ritchson played the character in several episodes of Smallville while Justin Hartley played the seven seas hero in a 2006 TV pilot that never aired.
The DOJ release was delayed a full 10 months for a number of reasons.
As a result, the original release date of July 17th 2015 was no
longer. The studio then targeted a May 6th 2016 release. They
quickly inserted the fantasy Pan into that original slot. The sequel was to go head to head with "Captain America 3" ...Nobody thought that the comic book pics would ultimately share the date--Sure enough DOJ blinked--and will now open on March 25th 2016.
The solo Aquaman comes to theaters July 27th, 2018.