Before we get to the solo film, Jason Momoa shared some thoughts on what Aquaman will bring to the table in his first ever appearance in the DC Films Universe in this Thursday’s release, ‘Justice League’:
“It all sort of came from Zack’s mind. Aquaman wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. When I stepped into his room and he told me his vision of me playing this character, the one thing that I was really concerned about when I did my homework was I knew this would be basically just a weekend in his life and I just wanted to make sure the fans knew that this gruff character, this man who lives in the tides and really is not accepted in two different places. We really needed to know where he came from and why he’s as grumpy and a bit of an asshole to Batman.”
Momoa shed some light on his upcoming solo film, ‘Aquaman’, which is coming out in 2018:
“I want people to know in a year, [that] you are going to understand where he came from, what happened to his mother, what happened to his father, and how he was treated in this world and how he didn’t know how to use his powers. Sometimes he saved people and sometimes, he lost people and his human side didn’t know how to cope with those things [or] to cover up those things. So you know there’s a lot of layers to this guy. And I think once we do get to the solo films, you get to see the man who is going to take responsibility and help the world and become a king, eventually.”
It will be really cool to see the journey and growth of Aquaman coming into his own as a superhero and becoming king of Atlantis as Momoa describes it:
“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 is an epic [showdown]. It is also a big road movie because we travel all over the world. It has that Star Wars quality of gigantic ships and guys riding sharks. It’s going to be this whole world you have never seen before. You’re going to see him start as this guy who probably rides bikes [and] 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.”
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‘Justice League’ comes out in theaters this Thursday, November 17.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
‘Aquaman’ comes out in theaters, December 21, 2018.