Though briefly teased in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the upcoming “Justice League” film marks the first real appearance of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
Surprisingly though, and despite the presence of several characters who will return in James Wan’s solo “Aquaman” movie, it seems Momoa’s take on Arthur Curry in the ‘League’ ensemble film won’t have him as the King of Atlantis just yet. The actor explained his story arc to CBM this week:
“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.
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 s–ts about anything Atlantean. So he’s really not quite there yet… We gotta figure out the origin, where we’re going. Some people will be like, ‘This isn’t my Aquaman.’ But we’re not there yet.”
The quote comes as Patrick Wilson has reportedly wrapped his scenes as Ocean Master in the “Aquaman” film which is still continuing production in Australia ahead of its release December next year. “Justice League” opens in cinemas this November.