Jason Momoa Talks “Aquaman” & Diversity

With Jason Momoa finally confirmed as the new Aquaman back in October last year, the actor has been able to go on the record about his role, a part that will include multiple movies starting with next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.

Out doing promotional rounds for his Sundance Channel series “The Red Road,” the Hawaiian-born Momoa says he’s proud he gets to play the character and a lot of that ties back to his own islander 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.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is slated to hit cinemas on March 25th next year, and the solo “Aquaman” film will open on July 27th 2018.