Aquaman has long been the subject of jokes ever since the character debuted on the pages of DC Comics. As a result, actor Jason Momoa revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he believes his job is to make the titular hero of James Wan’s Aquaman film “cool.”
While discussing whether or not he felt any pressure playing Aquaman, Momoa noted that he believes his job is to make the DC hero “cool” for those who dislike the character. However, Momoa added that he also wants to make those who are already fans of Aquaman proud:
“I don’t think about that s—. I honestly don’t think, “Oh, this movie cost more.” Just because this movie cost more doesn’t mean it’s more meaningful. I have Aquaman in me, and he’s somewhere I don’t have to reach far to access. [Game of Throneshorselord] Drogo was harder to play, where I had to learn a different language and do certain things that I don’t think are right. I want to make Aquaman fans proud. A lot of the real Aquaman fans love him, and I love them for it. And some people don’t like him — my job was to kind of come in and make this guy cool. I was worried [at first] that maybe they wouldn’t like me. But they’ve responded really well. I was more nervous on Conan because there are the Robert E. Howard fans, and there are the comic book fans. And I did what Robert E. Howard did. Conan had people like, “who’s this little f–king scrawny rat?” So that was tough, but I feel like we embodied it the way that the original writer wrote it. With Aquaman, I think people will identify with him. I know I did. And James made it like Star Wars underwater and it’s beautiful.”
Having portrayed Aquaman twice before, Momoa also commented on how the role has evolved for him over the years:
“One of my concerns is when we did Justice League was that people were going to be like, “Oh he’s so grumpy.” But the whole idea Zack and I talked about was that [Justice League] is only like a half hour in his life, you know? So I had to stick to that character knowing in Aquaman we can explain why he is the way he is. I don’t even become Aquaman until the last 10 minutes of the movie. I mean … I f—ing smile, you know? When I’m speaking, I laugh. I have children. I have a wife. There are things that I do that people don’t even have the slightest clue about.”
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Full plot details for Aquaman are currently under wraps, though the film is said to center on Arthur Curry’s quest to find the King Trident and his half-brother’s attempt to convince the Seven Kingdoms to wage war against the surface world.
Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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