Jason Momoa Praises ‘Aquaman’ Script; Talks Re-Imagining Arthur Curry

AquamanOne of the films in the DC Extended Universe that is coming next year is James Wan’s Aquaman, starring Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa reprising the role of Arthur Curry after his debut in Batman v Superman. With all the recent casting announcements for the past few weeks and the crew getting into superhero shape, it’s almost time for production to start.

Momoa recently spoke with Digital Trends about the upcoming DC film while participating in a Ubisoft event for the new video game For Honor. He chatted about his excitement for the film, praising the screenplay, what an Aquaman video game would be like and more.

“I read the (Aquaman) script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater. So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to. So I’ve never really seen anything like it. I think it would be an absolutely amazing game and that would be the greatest character in the world.”

The actor went on to talk about the challenges of re-imagining Arthur Curry for this generation as this particular DC hero hasn’t always had the best reception. Momoa admitted that while it comes with its own set of challenges, he feels strongly about the creative vision that Zack Snyder and WB have for the King of the Seven Seas.

“Well, I think that’s really fucking hard, John, because I’m getting made fun of a little bit. But the cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things. I really think it’s the right time.  It’s really cool. Zack is one of those perspectives on it and DC is really getting behind it. It was a ballsy step. They did it, and I’m extremely happy with the world they’ve created. It’s an honor to be part of this.”

James Wan’s Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa as Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Patrick Wilson as Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, with Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison possibly joining the film as Arthur’s parents, is set to come out in theaters on October 5, 2018. The screenplay comes from Will Beall, with story by Wan and DC Films co-head Geoff Johns.

Source: Digital Trends

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.