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Jason Momoa Possibly Cast as Aquaman

Well, it looks like Momoa will probably appear in DC's next live-action movie as the classic character!

The future is looking pretty bright for Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman. Not only will the next DC animated movie revolve around his story, but it's looking like the Justice Leaguer might appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman. There's been plenty of rumors and speculation that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa landed the role and, according to a previously article from Variety, a deal has been made. There's obviously no word yet on how extensive his role will be in the next movie, but it's exciting to see they're beginning to establish the cinematic version of the Justice League.

Are you happy about this potential casting news or did you really want another actor to bring Aquaman to the big screen? Don't be shy, go share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder and slated to open May 6, 2016.

Update: The original Variety source is from June, It technically isn't confirmed by the studio or the upcoming movie's cast/crew and the article has been updated to reflect that. Still, it's looking likely, especially considering Momoa has danced around the topic in interviews and Snyder recently called a radio station to praise Aquaman.

Source: io9, CBR, Variety

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Posted by entropy_aegis
Posted by JJ_Was_Here

@jj_was_here said:

@the_stegman: I rescued a cat from an apartment fire once. Does that count?

No, that's regular hero. If you rescue a kitten from Darkseid's Omega Beams, THEN you'll be a super hero.

Psssh, "Darkseid". I knew him when he was "Leonard" and wore headgear. He used to crash at my house and always needed a night light. He would be all "JJ, it's too dark." And I'm all "Dude, what kind of dark lord of Apokolips are you? Is Granny raising a little girl?" We don't talk much anymore.

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@zaied said:

@rustyroy: Not until WB confirms it. That's what I've been saying on here for the past two months. I don't mind the idea of Momoa as Aquaman, but it's not official yet.

I'd love to see him as Aquaman but I want to see an official confirmation first

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Wait, are they going with angry Bruce Timm Aquaman or go lucky Brave and The Bold NEPTUNES BEARD! Aquaman?

Eh, it's probably the former, which is fine. Go Khal Drog...err I mean Aquaman!

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Posted by Moul

Yes, I think it's the right decision. Aquaman needs to be played by an actor badass to convince the general public and Momoa is the perfect man for a role like this. The hair is not a problem because it can be colored. But I think he would have been a great Lobo also (look the eyebrows)

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@saren said:

The Dolphin That Mounts the World doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but I'm ok with this.

Aquaswag.

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Posted by Squares

Old news.

Edited by Captain13

@entropy_aegis said:

@captain13: Typical Johns.

Zoom said it best--

@zoom said:

4) Johns is very heavy handed with his stories. He loves the Rogues for example, and wanted to tell a story with Captain Boomerang in it. Problem? Captain Boomerang had been crippled in a storyline about ten years earlier. So Johns told a story where Captain Boomerang was drugged by Joker venom, which healed him. Then, Boomerang died in Identity Crisis, so Johns took Boomerang's son and made him the new Captain Boomerang. Then, the Outsiders writer decided that Captain Boomerang should be a hero and made it so. So Geoff Johns wrote a big crossover event called Blackest Night where he had the younger Captain Boomerang murder women and children as a big eff you to the Outsiders writer before killing him off and resurrecting the original Captain Boomerang. Yes, an entire crossover event so that Johns could get a guy that throws boomerangs to fight the Flash. Subtly is not his strong suit. (See also: Hawk and Dove)

5) Johns thinks every character needs to have daddy issues. The following characters have either seen their parents die or killed family members in Johns stories: Barry Allen, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Zoom and Pied Piper. That's just in Flash! He killed off Green Lantern's father about thirty times in flashback in GL, Stargirl's dad in JSA and Superman's dad in Action Comics.

6) Johns storylines are very predictable. You know how generally, a story starts in the middle, then things start to get bad, then the hero comes up with a plan or does something useful and then oh no the big bad guy has something up his sleeve and at the end, the hero triumphs? For Johns, he has these moments but they always happen in the exact same order at the exact same time during the story. For instance, near the end of Blackest Night, Johns gave a bunch of random characters GL rings so that at the end of the issue, you could be like "YEAH!" But what did that really do from an in universe perspective? Freaking nothing. Having six more lanterns to battle the black lanterns with maybe saved a dozen nameless bystanders. It was pointlessly there to change the mood of the storyline. Most Geoff Johns big event plot points are there just to change the mood of the storyline and don't serve any other purpose and often don't make any sense in context. (None of Brightest Day's plot points make any sense.)

7) Johns' Teen Titans followed Peter David's awesome Young Justice run, which used the same characters. Johns wrote Robin as emo, Superboy as a moron, Wonder Girl as incompetent and Impulse as dead serious, which totally undermined years of great characterization in favor of mediocre stories.

8) Johns did not do the research on the characters during his Avengers run, which lead to similar bad characterization, though people mostly don't care because it was just Jack of Hearts and Ant Man, who weren't nearly as fun or iconic as Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl and Impulse in the first place.

9) Superboy Prime

http://www.comicvine.com/geoff-johns/4040-40439/forums/why-all-the-hate-for-him-624873/

Alan Moore even claims that Johns's best GL ideas were ripped off of him...

And I read Johns say that he "made Aquaman cool"--totally ignoring the great work Peter David, Grant Morrison, Bruce Timm, and others did for the character...

Posted by The Stegman

@the_stegman said:

@jj_was_here said:

@the_stegman: I rescued a cat from an apartment fire once. Does that count?

No, that's regular hero. If you rescue a kitten from Darkseid's Omega Beams, THEN you'll be a super hero.

Psssh, "Darkseid". I knew him when he was "Leonard" and wore headgear. He used to crash at my house and always needed a night light. He would be all "JJ, it's too dark." And I'm all "Dude, what kind of dark lord of Apokolips are you? Is Granny raising a little girl?" We don't talk much anymore.

Dayum. I didn't know you was /that/ hardcore...yeah, you're a suppa hero then!

Posted by longbowhunter

@longbowhunter: I'm assuming you are referencing using his blonde hair to distinguish he is part human and or not of the same genetic line as the King. There are other ways to distinguish him as part human. I'm not saying he should not be blonde either, I hope he is blonde. It definitely looks more right to me if he is. I just don't think it's a requirement for a great live action version of Aquaman, but to each their own. Hopefully he is a hit and gets a solo!

Orin being blonde and abandoned as a child because of this always said a lot about his character to me. An outsider, even among his own people, yet still not accepted on land. Sure they could go another way. And I understand this isnt the only origin story for Aquaman. But in a movie where he isnt the focus, making him blonde would give fans a sense of his back story. A back story we may not get in this movie or the Justice League movie. I dont think his hair color is a requirement for a good live action adaptation either. All I'm saying is this instance is different from all other instances where the look of a character on screen doesnt match their look in the comics.

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Posted by Superguy1591

@entropy_aegis: which story was that? The one with the melting icebergs?

Posted by entropy_aegis

@entropy_aegis said:

@captain13: Typical Johns.

Zoom said it best--

@zoom said:

4) Johns is very heavy handed with his stories. He loves the Rogues for example, and wanted to tell a story with Captain Boomerang in it. Problem? Captain Boomerang had been crippled in a storyline about ten years earlier. So Johns told a story where Captain Boomerang was drugged by Joker venom, which healed him. Then, Boomerang died in Identity Crisis, so Johns took Boomerang's son and made him the new Captain Boomerang. Then, the Outsiders writer decided that Captain Boomerang should be a hero and made it so. So Geoff Johns wrote a big crossover event called Blackest Night where he had the younger Captain Boomerang murder women and children as a big eff you to the Outsiders writer before killing him off and resurrecting the original Captain Boomerang. Yes, an entire crossover event so that Johns could get a guy that throws boomerangs to fight the Flash. Subtly is not his strong suit. (See also: Hawk and Dove)

5) Johns thinks every character needs to have daddy issues. The following characters have either seen their parents die or killed family members in Johns stories: Barry Allen, Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Zoom and Pied Piper. That's just in Flash! He killed off Green Lantern's father about thirty times in flashback in GL, Stargirl's dad in JSA and Superman's dad in Action Comics.

6) Johns storylines are very predictable. You know how generally, a story starts in the middle, then things start to get bad, then the hero comes up with a plan or does something useful and then oh no the big bad guy has something up his sleeve and at the end, the hero triumphs? For Johns, he has these moments but they always happen in the exact same order at the exact same time during the story. For instance, near the end of Blackest Night, Johns gave a bunch of random characters GL rings so that at the end of the issue, you could be like "YEAH!" But what did that really do from an in universe perspective? Freaking nothing. Having six more lanterns to battle the black lanterns with maybe saved a dozen nameless bystanders. It was pointlessly there to change the mood of the storyline. Most Geoff Johns big event plot points are there just to change the mood of the storyline and don't serve any other purpose and often don't make any sense in context. (None of Brightest Day's plot points make any sense.)

7) Johns' Teen Titans followed Peter David's awesome Young Justice run, which used the same characters. Johns wrote Robin as emo, Superboy as a moron, Wonder Girl as incompetent and Impulse as dead serious, which totally undermined years of great characterization in favor of mediocre stories.

8) Johns did not do the research on the characters during his Avengers run, which lead to similar bad characterization, though people mostly don't care because it was just Jack of Hearts and Ant Man, who weren't nearly as fun or iconic as Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl and Impulse in the first place.

9) Superboy Prime

http://www.comicvine.com/geoff-johns/4040-40439/forums/why-all-the-hate-for-him-624873/

Alan Moore even claims that Johns's best GL ideas were ripped off of him...

And I read Johns say that he "made Aquaman cool"--totally ignoring the great work Peter David, Grant Morrison, Bruce Timm, and others did for the character...

My blood is boiling right now,I hate Johns enough as it is,each day I meet someone who shares something new,and Zoom's post now just made me think of something. The Aquaman counterpart Seaking who greatly resembled the Morrison/Timm/David Aquaman was lamely killed off the moment he was introduced in JL,there are eerie similarities between this and the Captain Boomerang case.

Posted by Crackdown

ugh. every casting choice ..... every freaking casting choice ...... that damn monkey!

monkey?

Posted by i_dont_like_comics
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@entropy_aegis: take a chill pill then because Timm incorporated Orm's character history of trying to get Atlantis to invade the surface world. It wasn't his original idea.

That being said, Johns' Orm wasn't a bad guy like Timm's Orm. Johns' Orm was simply a king who wanted to defend his people, Timm's Orm was a usurp who just wanted power.

Johns' Aquaman was a king who was forced to make difficult decisions for the good of his people and sacrifices in the name of diplomacy. Timm's Aquaman just punched Orm till he gave up.

Yeah, Timm's Aquaman was award winning. Johns took Aquaman and loved him for who he is. Gave him the orange shirt, the modest haircut, the calm demeanor and the majestic presence of a king. Bruce Timm, by your own admission, wanted to make Aqua-Conan. Because a guy named Conan THE BARBARIAN is a guy that rules kingdoms.

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Good. One thing I've liked about DCCU is that they tend to hire actors who can both act and are physically built for the role they play. Unlike Marvel, where (for example) SJ plays a very attractive - but pathetic-looking - Black Widow.

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great!

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...yeah I think he can play a badass pretty well.

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@superguy1591 said:

@entropy_aegis: take a chill pill then because Timm incorporated Orm's character history of trying to get Atlantis to invade the surface world. It wasn't his original idea.

That being said, Johns' Orm wasn't a bad guy like Timm's Orm. Johns' Orm was simply a king who wanted to defend his people, Timm's Orm was a usurp who just wanted power.

Johns' Aquaman was a king who was forced to make difficult decisions for the good of his people and sacrifices in the name of diplomacy. Timm's Aquaman just punched Orm till he gave up.

Yeah, Timm's Aquaman was award winning. Johns took Aquaman and loved him for who he is. Gave him the orange shirt, the modest haircut, the calm demeanor and the majestic presence of a king. Bruce Timm, by your own admission, wanted to make Aqua-Conan. Because a guy named Conan THE BARBARIAN is a guy that rules kingdoms.

Never saw Aquaman on Superman: TAS, huh?

Timm always tried to make the characters look like the comics at the time the episodes were being produced.

You Timm-hate is showing, lol

Posted by JJ_Was_Here

@jj_was_here said:
@the_stegman said:

@jj_was_here said:

@the_stegman: I rescued a cat from an apartment fire once. Does that count?

No, that's regular hero. If you rescue a kitten from Darkseid's Omega Beams, THEN you'll be a super hero.

Psssh, "Darkseid". I knew him when he was "Leonard" and wore headgear. He used to crash at my house and always needed a night light. He would be all "JJ, it's too dark." And I'm all "Dude, what kind of dark lord of Apokolips are you? Is Granny raising a little girl?" We don't talk much anymore.

Dayum. I didn't know you was /that/ hardcore...yeah, you're a suppa hero then!

Nah, I'm just old.

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@captain13: I'm not talking about that Aquaman And you know that. Superman the Animated Series and Justice League had different versions of the character.

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

@longbowhunter: That makes a lot of sense story wise, more so than I would have originally thought.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@entropy_aegis: take a chill pill then because Timm incorporated Orm's character history of trying to get Atlantis to invade the surface world. It wasn't his original idea.

That being said, Johns' Orm wasn't a bad guy like Timm's Orm. Johns' Orm was simply a king who wanted to defend his people, Timm's Orm was a usurp who just wanted power.

Johns' Aquaman was a king who was forced to make difficult decisions for the good of his people and sacrifices in the name of diplomacy. Timm's Aquaman just punched Orm till he gave up.

Yeah, Timm's Aquaman was award winning. Johns took Aquaman and loved him for who he is. Gave him the orange shirt, the modest haircut, the calm demeanor and the majestic presence of a king. Bruce Timm, by your own admission, wanted to make Aqua-Conan. Because a guy named Conan THE BARBARIAN is a guy that rules kingdoms.

But he beat Johns to the punch,so what does Johns do? instead of writing new stories he's rewriting old stories the way he thinks they should've been written. Orm was far more interesting under Timm,Johns writes all his villains the same way be it Black Adam,the Rogues,Luthor,etc,it may have been interesting once or twice but he basically writes the same villain over and over again.

The Conan look was unique,now he might as well slap an A on his chest to complete his transition to generic superhero.

Posted by Overlander

The preview image for this story could not be any better. Good choice @k4tzm4n

Posted by Superguy1591

@entropy_aegis: You're mental, Timm's Aquaman story wasn't an original story! Orm has been raging war against the surface world since the PC version of him.

And Geoff writes all his villains the same? In what way? At least I'm giving you real reasons why I don't like Timm's Aquaman, you're just against Johns because you don't like Geoff.

And nod how is making Aquaman look like his original depiction making him generic? too many heroes wear capes, masks and tights, Batman should wear a jumpsuit so that he doesnt look generic.

Posted by Captain13

@captain13: I'm not talking about that Aquaman And you know that. Superman the Animated Series and Justice League had different versions of the character.

Same universe, same character, man.

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Posted by Superguy1591

@captain13: Aquaman never said anything about the Superman the animated Series episode in the JL. Kyle and Barry were also their respective GL and Flash, but that changed too.

Not the same.

Posted by KidSupreme

NOOOOOoooo not him!!!

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@superguy1591 said:

@captain13: Aquaman never said anything about the Superman the animated Series episode in the JL. Kyle and Barry were also their respective GL and Flash, but that changed too.

Not the same.

The entire DCAU was connected, and everyone knows it.

Kyle was in Superman:TAS because he was the GL at the time--he was so new though that he had Hal Jordan's origin. Oh, and he later appeared in JLU. He was the human GL in space while John was the human GL on earth.

The Timmverse Flash was always Wally because he was the Flash of the 1990s-2000s.

Barry only had a cameo in the Timmverse--see JLU's Flash and Substance. According to the current comic spinoff, the only Flashes in the DCAU were Wally and Bart.

Fun fact: the reason Bart was Smallville's Flash was because he was the Flash in the comics at the time the show decided to use him.

No offense, but based on the posts you've made about the Timmverse, you seem very uninformed. It has a wiki site that you can refer to before posting something next time:

http://dcanimated.wikia.com/wiki/DCAU_Wiki

Or you can continue to make misinformed complaints about it...

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Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Hopefully we don't get 90's Aquaman

Edited by Fallschirmjager

I like that so many people are arguing about the whole 5 episodes Aquaman was in the JLA cartoon.

because clearly no body has actually read any Aquaman comics prior to 2011 (if that)

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Posted by Superguy1591

@captain13: Fair enough, but show me where Aquaman ever mentioned being captured in JL.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@entropy_aegis: You're mental, Timm's Aquaman story wasn't an original story! Orm has been raging war against the surface world since the PC version of him.

And Geoff writes all his villains the same? In what way? At least I'm giving you real reasons why I don't like Timm's Aquaman, you're just against Johns because you don't like Geoff.

And nod how is making Aquaman look like his original depiction making him generic? too many heroes wear capes, masks and tights, Batman should wear a jumpsuit so that he doesnt look generic.

Mission accomplished.

Edited by batmannflash

lol the actors for DC's Cinematic Universe oozes so much manliness

Momoa, Dwayne Johnson (soon!), Cavill, Affleck

Edited by Dark_Stranger

Eh, not really big on Mamoa, he's decent .. but I think they could have done better and with somebody who shows more talent IMO.

Preferably I would have liked to see Philip C. Winchester for the role :D

Check out his work in the series Strike Back, pretty awesome IMO.

Posted by Transformers1024

We've known this for a few months now...

Posted by Moul
Edited by lukehero

I have to imagine the only way they are fitting this many characters into this story is if they are meeting at the UN or a World Congress or something like that.

Posted by Captain13

@superguy1591: So the characters have to mention every previous episode they have been in, lol? How about the fact that the events of the Superman: TAS finale were referenced numerous times during the Cadmus plotline, clearly tying Justice League Unlimited and Superman: TAS together?

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@lukehero said:

I have to imagine the only way they are fitting this many characters into this story is if they are meeting at the UN or a World Congress or something like that.

they all ready said awhile back both Cyborg and Aquaman would only have cameos.

i doubt you'll see them much longer than you saw Wolverine in First Class.

WW's role is also suppose to be small too, iirc (bigger than a cameo though i think)

we might not actually see them as the hero. We might see a High School kid with a Victor name tag taking a tour through Lexcorp (for example)

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@fallschirmjager: Sounds like a good idea then. I just hope this story line doesn't feel rush or isn't a super long 3hr movie.

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@lukehero said:

@fallschirmjager: Sounds like a good idea then. I just hope this story line doesn't feel rush or isn't a super long 3hr movie.

I think people used the overcrowded argument way too much.

Everyone cried ASM2 was overcrowded and had too many villains. Yet Goblin had more development, better established motivations and way more personality than Ronan and Malekith combined - and both were the principle villain in their movies (each had a lackie).

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@fallschirmjager: True enough Ronan had 0 development, just a piss off dude, that was seemingly mad for no real reason. Overall I still enjoyed GOTG more than Amazing Spiderman 2. At the end of the day, people are going to like what they like and don't like what they don't like. When it comes to this sort of thing, people don't have to validate what they like. They just like it.

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