Actor Jason Momoa recently talked to Entertainment Weekly about taking on the role of Aquaman and the first look reveal of the character we will see in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
He said he was surprised it happened when it did he didn't
expect it to occur this year. Snyder got in touch with him just
beforehand and revealed he was posting the picture:
"He sent it over and we're in the middle of the editing
suite for the thing I'm doing right now, and we all freaked out, man. It
was so amazing to see it come out."
Asked about bringing the character to the screen, Momoa says:
"The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing.
There’s so many things to tell, and there’s a whole backstory that’s
just amazing. There’s a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, he’s
been cast aside. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy. What’s great about this is Zack, man. We don’t want to just reinvent
it, but he’s a got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I’m really
honored to be playing it. I’m excited for the world to see it...
There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that he’s designing,
and it’s amazing to be a part of it. I think everything that you see
that is building, there’s a purpose behind the whole plan."
Momoa seemed to imply that he hasn't got any action sequences in 'Dawn
of Justice'--they're likely saving that for the The Justice League Part One and "Justice League Part Two" . He doesn't mind it though as:
"It's Batman and Superman, it’s not my movie. It’s the
first time in history to have them both on the screen together, and I’m
just excited to see those two up there."
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 stand-alone "Aquaman" movie comes to theaters July 27th, 2018.