With the newly released reports from the set of Aquaman, we are starting to learn more and more about DC’s next film. While on the set they learned all about the story and some of the new looks for our characters, but along with that they also talked to the star about their characters. Jason Momoa for one explained the character of his titular character.
While sitting down with ComicBook.com Momoa described his Aquaman as a blue-collar hero and contrasted himself from Superman,
“You can’t sit down and have a beer with Superman, you know what I mean? I wanted Aquaman definitely to be that guy. He’s blue collar. I mean the whole thing about him, I wanted him blue collar, he’s raised with his dad, worked on bikes, worked on old cars with his father and at a certain age he’s given this gift. He doesn’t know how to deal with it. His dad doesn’t want him in the water, ‘cause he doesn’t want him taken away. The only thing he does know is that his mother was killed. He wants nothing to do with these people. F—ing hates ‘em.”
It seems that Momoa’s Aquaman will, pun intended, be a fish out of water in this film. He will be a part of these two worlds, the surface, and the water, but it seems his earthly blue-collar hero won’t fit in perfectly in the aristocratic Atlantis.
This will be very interesting to see as our previous experience with DC’s heroes has been limited to the billionaire Batman, the stoic Superman, and the Princess of Themyscira Wonder Woman.
Aquaman hits theaters December 21st!