Over a week on from the reveal of “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa as the new look Aquaman, the actor himself caught up with Entertainment Weekly to talk about taking on the role and the reveal of the poster.
In regards to the latter, he said he was surprised as he didn’t expect it to happen 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 suggest he hasn’t got any action sequences in ‘Dawn of Justice’ as they’re likely saving that for the “Justice League” movie. 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.”
He also says that his TV series “The Red Road” shoots its six episode seasons in under two months, so his commitment to that won’t interfere with his DC movie commitments.