Momoa Talks “Aquaman” Scale, Scope & Weaponry

A bunch of artists working on “Justice League” will likely be shifting gears shortly after and getting to work on James Wan’s live-action “Aquaman” film which has already wrapped filming. Actor Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman in the DC Universe films, recently spoke with ComicBook.com and said the immense scale of the solo film will surprise people:

“In the story, we’re going to see a couple different younger versions of me. And even before I was born, so you’ll know where my mother came from, Atlantis. We’ve got to establish seven different kingdoms and the threat. Surpassing Justice League, this moment in time is his call to become king. The only thing that can save Atlantis is me fighting my own brother.

There’s a big battle, and there’s an epic [fight]. It’s also a big road movie, because we travel all over the world. It’s got that Star Wars quality of gigantic ships and guys riding sharks. It’s going to be this whole world you’ve never seen before. You’re going to see him start as this guy who probably rides bikes, works on cars. You get to see him this one way as kind of a dirty, dark, drunkard, and then turn into this regal king.”

Momoa also set the record straight about the quindent he sports in the film, a multi-prong weapon that’s definitely NOT the character’s signature trident from the comics:

“I didn’t call it a trident. It’s a quindent. We don’t call it that in the movie and when you watch Aquaman you’re going to see him go for the trident, so everyone’s just got to stay tuned for a hot minute. He’s not the king yet. He looks to Mera and he goes ‘I need to borrow something. I need you to do me a favor’ so that’s when she gives him the equipment.”

We’ll get our first look at what to expect regarding Aquaman’s underwater world when he shows up in “Justice League” along with several members of the “Aquaman” cast including actors like Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe.

“Justice League” opens next Friday, “Aquaman” is due for a late 2018 release.