Following the reveal and first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, the former “Game of Thrones” star spoke about his plans for the King of Atlantis. Although next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will mark Aquaman’s first big screen appearance, Momoa is quick to downplay the size of his part.
“It’s Batman and Superman,” said Momoa, speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “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… ‘Justice League’ is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot ‘Justice League.’”
In addition to Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, Momoa will then join Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg for the hugely-anticipated two-part Justice League with plans calling for an Aquaman solo film to fit in between both releases.
“There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that [Zack Snyder] is designing,” Momoa continues, “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… 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.”
Momoa, who also speaks with the outlet at length about the extraordinary coincidence that he studied marine biology in college, also recalls that he was as surprised as anyone when the first image of Aquaman came online.
“I’ve been holding that secret for a long time,” he says. “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.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. Justice League: Part One is then set to follow on November 10, 2017 with the solo Aquaman hitting July 2018 before Justice League: Part Two arrives on June 2019.