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Jason Momoa Allegedly Cast as Aquaman

We've heard the rumor before but now one source is saying the actor's "totally" going to be Arthur Curry in 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

Well, it looks like we can potentially add another character to the cast of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. HitFix is claiming Aquaman's appearance will just be a cameo to help set him up for Justice League. The website says they've confirmed Momoa has landed the role and director Zack Snyder has "already finalized his designs for the character so shooting can take place soon."

So, why will the King of Atlantis appear in the upcoming DC movie? The website states Arthur Curry will likely make a cameo because he's not pleased about what happened with the World Engine and the Indian Ocean.

Viners, can you picture Momoa wielding the Trident? Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6, 2016.

Source: HitFix

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Posted by The Stegman

So, i guess they're going for the stiff, warrior type Aquaman, eh?

Edited by Saren

McWeeny is a fairly reliable source, as I recall he also broke the news about Liam Neeson secretly filming for TDKR.

Anyway, visual aid:

Can you picture Khal Drogo looking up at a massive Starro cluster and going "Outrageous!"?

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Edited by feedonatreefrog

Good choice.

1) Women think he's extremely attractive.

and 2) he's not easy for guys to make fun of. He's not a pretty-boy.

Aquaman's image = instantly fixed.

Also, I'm beyond excited that we're actually going to get Aquaman in 2016. Seems to make sense with the story too. A lot of potential there with the Clark/Arthur parallels.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I can dig it

Posted by snarkybits

If true...I like it.

Posted by i_dont_like_comics

woohoo! the circus is back in town. in my whole life, i have never doubted a movie series so much. and 300:rise of an empire is waaaaaay better than 300.

Posted by batmannflash

i like it! khal drogo is amazing

Posted by MannEffest

Excellent casting choice!! But please… No… more… this movie is far too crowded, even if this is just a cameo. How are all these heroes just now showing up?! How did Aquaman not react immediately when the World Engine kind of nearly obliterated the Indian Ocean?? He's not THAT slow.

Posted by CaptainHoopla

I guess I don't care. I've never heard of Jason Momoa. Seriously, who is he and what's he been in before?

Edited by Justthatkid

Lol to all the times he denied it...

Concerns and Wants for usage of him in future:

1.) I feel they might go with a shirtless barbaric look. I'd rather they keep the Orange,Green,Gold look even if they have to darken it.

2.) Superman (Henry) is smaller then both Batman (Ben) and now possibly Aquaman (Jason) I hope they can fix that when screening I'd rather Superman look taller or be at the same height.

3.) I feel they might make Atlantis more tribal or magic based, I'd rather the Amazonians have that and the Atlanteans be more tech based

4.) I'd like in a future movie to see him hit Superman out of the ocean and say "Get the f*** out of my house" :)

5.) Don't downplay his TP just to further his strength or other characteristics

6.) Explain why he can move quicker, he's stronger etc.

7.) A more new52 origin just been in Atlantis ruling for awhile.

8.) Trident

9.) If Grayson exist in the DCCU, I'd hope Garth does as well :)

10.) Mera

Posted by Justthatkid
Posted by matt660

@captainhoopla

He also was a main character of the TV show Stargate Atlantis.

I am extremely excited for him in this role. I agree that he can help bring a lot of credibility to an already great character.

Edited by longbowhunter

I like Jason Mamoa. He wasn't even on my radar as a potential Aquaman.

Posted by patrat18

@saren said:

McWeeny is a fairly reliable source, as I recall he also broke the news about Liam Neeson secretly filming for TDKR.

Anyway, visual aid:

Can you picture Khal Drogo looking up at a massive Starro cluster and going "Outrageous!"?

That's awful.

Posted by The_Tree

Not a fan of the choice, he doesn't look like Arthur at all . I'd rather see him play Orm.

I guess we'll wait and see.

Edited by Fallschirmjager

Decent enough actor. At least we don't have to be worried about Aquaman not being a badass lol

Also, I don't give a crap if he's blonde or not. not really that important.

feels :3

Posted by patrat18

Decent enough actor. At least we don't have to be worried about Aquaman not being a badass lol

Also, I don't give a crap if he's blonde or not. not really that important.

feels :3

I was waiting for your input.

Posted by The Stegman

@fallschirmjager: Yeah, his hair color is /kinda/ important, if I'm not mistaken, he's the only blonde Atlantean, but if he's not, I won't rage over it.

Posted by flameboy298

Im gonna shed a tear if they confirm all this is true at Comic con next month.I always wanted Charlie Hunnam for Aquaman or that guy from Game of Thrones or Alexander Skarsgard

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Awesome casting choice.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@patrat18: I was a big fan of Stargate Atlantis and I liked Ronan Dex.

He's not gonna win any academy awards for acting, but he is great at being badass. Dex, Drogo, Conan etc lol.

That's more important for the first live action Aquaman then anything else

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@fallschirmjager: Yeah, his hair color is /kinda/ important, if I'm not mistaken, he's the only blonde Atlantean, but if he's not, I won't rage over it.

I never thought there would ever be a big screen Aquaman so I can totally accept him not being blond.

Edited by Jeremy1989

Here my take on this.

Jason Mamoa can be casted as anyone else except Aquaman

To me, he be perfectly cast as Lobo.

Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong?

Posted by patrat18

@patrat18: I was a big fan of Stargate Atlantis and I liked Ronan Dex.

He's not gonna win any academy awards for acting, but he is great at being badass. Dex, Drogo, Conan etc lol.

That's more important for the first live action Aquaman then anything else

Agreed.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@patrat18 said:

@fallschirmjager said:

@patrat18: I was a big fan of Stargate Atlantis and I liked Ronan Dex.

He's not gonna win any academy awards for acting, but he is great at being badass. Dex, Drogo, Conan etc lol.

That's more important for the first live action Aquaman then anything else

Agreed.

too bad Legendary and WB's broke up, otherwise we coulda had a cameo with Aquaman riding Godzilla

:3

Posted by slade_wilson

Please let his costume look decent. I'm really worried about it looking terrible.

Edited by tensor

The cast is one thing, let us hope the story is amazing.

Posted by CorruptedOwl

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Edited by Justthatkid
Posted by Lvenger

As I said on the other thread, this is only a rumour so far with information gathered from a so called 'reliable' source. Nothing has been confirmed yet and Momoa denied that he was Aquaman a while back. Nonetheless, if it were true, I could see Momoa pulling this role off. There are some similarities in Karl Drogo's role that can easily be applied to Aquaman plus he's a pretty good actor to boot with the physicality to match Aquaman's appearance. This could potentially work well if true.

Edited by Fallschirmjager

@justthatkid: I'd be willing to be they're gonna totally redo the costume. I'm not sure a bring orange dude with green pants is the way to go for live action.

Maybe something based off Kingdome Come Aquaman. though with as big as Momoa is, they'll probably have less costume than more, to show off his physique lol

Posted by AweSam

I approve. Jason Momoa will really give Aquaman a good public image.

Edited by youknowwhattodo

@saren said:

McWeeny is a fairly reliable source, as I recall he also broke the news about Liam Neeson secretly filming for TDKR.

Anyway, visual aid:

Can you picture Khal Drogo looking up at a massive Starro cluster and going "Outrageous!"?

Oh well now I'm sold ;)

Posted by patrat18

@patrat18 said:

@fallschirmjager said:

@patrat18: I was a big fan of Stargate Atlantis and I liked Ronan Dex.

He's not gonna win any academy awards for acting, but he is great at being badass. Dex, Drogo, Conan etc lol.

That's more important for the first live action Aquaman then anything else

Agreed.

too bad Legendary and WB's broke up, otherwise we coulda had a cameo with Aquaman riding Godzilla

:3

Id rather a Pacific rim vs Godzilla movie.

Posted by Justthatkid

@fallschirmjager: they might just darken the tone of the classic colors like they did with Cavils Superman. Which I'd rather they an hope they do.

Edited by MrMazz

I like this casting it isn't some blonde white guy. Aquaman as a sort of barbarian king could be interesting and it isn't like he hasn't done it before in GoT and Conan (solid if underdeveloped film).

IF his reason for coming to the surface is the World Engine at least they are making the tonaly dissonant destruction work a bit.

Posted by DaltonMunnal

Well, he looks nothing like Aquaman, but I suppose this would be an instant fix to Aquaman's reputation, huh?

Posted by shikatema88

I can get behind this at least he knows his way around Atlantis.

Posted by McBig

I hope this is true. He was awesome in game of thrones and to be honest I'd take just about anyone if it means aquaman is in the movie.

Posted by RustyRoy

Decent enough actor. At least we don't have to be worried about Aquaman not being a badass lol

Also, I don't give a crap if he's blonde or not. not really that important.

feels :3

Posted by myerlanski

Awesome....

Posted by Fallschirmjager

I can get behind this at least he knows his way around Atlantis.

lol

Posted by AweSam

@jeremy1989: No. Momoa's a good actor. He's more suited for bigger roles.

Posted by HeraldofGanthet

@captainhoopla:

I guess I don't care. I've never heard of Jason Momoa. Seriously, who is he and what's he been in before?

You should rent "Bullet to the Head" with him, Sung Kang of "Fast and Furious" fame and Sly Stallone. Hell of a way to spend an hour and a half, and you will believe (especially after watching the final fight scene) that he will be amazing swinging around a Trident with authority.

Posted by Farkam

It could work...

Posted by flameboy298

I see what their trying to do with Aquaman,but I wish they stayed true to him but I guess its for the best

Posted by Joygirl

He was interviewed recently and was like "WHAT? Lol, no! Aquaman? Don't be stupid. No, that's not going on." So forgive me for now if I disbelieve this.

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Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND

I can totally see it!

Posted by RavenVice01

@jeremy1989: U have a point, Momoa could play Lobo but I think the Undertaker from WWF would have been the best. I guess my Wonder Woman movie plot with Aquaman and Wonder Woman is starting to become more plausible. Some jackass on twitter is talking about no Martian Manhunter in the Justice League movie and my worst fear is Darkseid will be the lead villain and Maxwell Lord will be his lackey. Check it out on Superherohype.

Edited by Perfect 10

pleasantly surprised at all the positive comments. there is still hope for humanity i see.

mixed emotions. i want to see aquaman, and i like jason mamoa but i was hoping for a shazam the Rock vs a black adam jason mamoa oh well im sure he will do well i mean he kinda already did the role already. wonder if they will keep the beard or make him clean shaven? though i like my men smooth i think the bearded man of the sea look would be better, his new 52 look from before him joining the justice league when he was with the others springs to mind

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