February 28 2015

Jason Momoa is ready to dive deep with Aquaman

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Aquaman is one of the most joked about characters in comics, but it seems Jason Momoa is ready to get serious with him.

It seems that when Zack Snyder released the image of Momoa as Aquaman recently, no one knew it was coming. Even the man wearing the costume. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly to promote his series The Read Road.

That was a shocker for sure. It was supposed to be a surprise in 2016, so it definitely helps [our show]. I’ve been holding that secret for a long time. Zack Snyder called me up and said, ‘I’m posting this picture now.’ He’s just a genius and I love him to death. 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.

Beyond not knowing that the image was coming out, it seems that Momoa doesn’t yet know much about what sort of action Aquaman will be involved with as he didn’t have any to do in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

No, we haven’t done too much on the action yet. You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s (Cavill) a sweetheart, Ben (Affleck) is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League.

And don’t expect to see much of him in the film for that matter.

Well, 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.

So, what will it be like when we finally do see all Aquaman has to offer?

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. Conan was really hard, because you have 15 different types of fans and so many things to respect and honor. To do it right it’s got to be bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody, and not a lot of people go see that anymore. It’s not the ’80s anymore. It’s a really hard format. We busted ass, but there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on that one. 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.

Now if they can just overcome how everyone views Aquaman as a bit of a joke. It would be wise to remember he rules the seas and everything that dwells there… and that covers 70 percent of the planet. Of course, the question is always how much crime has in and on the water.

Yeah, it’s a fair point.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly .

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