We’ve only glimpsed Jason Momoa as the new Aquaman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” so far, but this November’s “Justice League” will change that – making the King of Atlantis a major character in the superhero team-up film.
Talking to GQ, Momoa revealed the fact that character hasn’t been seen on the big screen before made it a major draw for him to be involved in the movie:
“We’ve never really seen anything from this guy before, so it’s fun to have a level playing field. There aren’t like four Aquamans before me. I get to set the tone for it.
The guy was never really accepted on land, and he was never really accepted in Atlantis. He’s a half-breed. But he’s the best of both worlds. He just doesn’t know how to handle his powers.
So it’s kind of a coming of age for a young man to a man, or a man to a king. He’s lost a lot of things and he’s got to cope. He’s an outsider.”
James Wan helms the “Aquaman” solo film which also stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and opens in December next year. We’ll see Momoa in full character in this November’s “Justice League”.