Jason Momoa’s casting as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe has been one of those choices that few have had issue with. It’s a well cast role, but the character himself has been sidelined as one of the lesser heroes of the DC Universe.
Both Momoa and director James Wan hope to change that with this film adaptation. Speaking with Digital Trends, Momoa spoke about he’s been teased about the role and that the new film will break new ground on the screen:
“The cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things. I really think it’s the right time.
It’s really cool. Zack [Snyder] is one of those perspectives on it and DC is really getting behind it. It was a ballsy step. They did it, and I’m extremely happy with the world they’ve created. It’s an honor to be part of this.
I read the [Aquaman] script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater.
So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love – whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to.”
Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison and Willem Dafoe also star in the film which will shoot this Summer ahead of an October 5th 2018 release.