During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jason Momoa, who will return to the big screen in the DCU as Aquaman in December, revealed that he almost joined the MCU.
“I met the Russo Brothers, who are amazing. It was one of the best meetings I’ve ever had. I was going to do something with them, which unfortunately didn’t work out.”
The Russo Brothers directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. The villains in Civil War were mostly among the Avengers and only introduced Baron Zemo as an instigating villain. Infinity War introduced Thanos as the major villain. Which leaves The Winter Soldier as the only villain introduced multiple big name villains with the likes of Crossbones, the Winter Soldier, and Alexander Pierce. The speculation is that Momoa could have potentially played Crossbones, but he wasn’t sure which villain he would have played.
“I don’t know. It was going to be a villain, I think. People always want to hire me to play a villain, you know?”
Thankfully, it didn’t work out because Frank Grillo brought life to the character, Crossbones, and is now a fan favorite among the MCU. Momoa also auditioned for another MCU role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but that also didn’t work out.
“I did an audition for Guardians of the Galaxy, which was super cool. I got to audition with [Chris Pratt], who’s just a legend and a gentleman. That didn’t work out.”
Had Momoa landed either of these roles, it is possible that he would never have gotten the opportunity to play Arthur Curry in Aquaman. Because Momoa met with Marvel for multiple MCU roles, I wouldn’t rule out the fact that they could meet again for a new role. Many actors have acted for film universes in the DCU and MCU.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly