Though Aquaman made a brief cameo appearance in last years film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Synder’s Justice League will mark the characters first major appearance in the DC Extended Universe. While promoting his upcoming Netflix series called Frontier, star Jason Momoa, who will play the King of Atlantis, discussed the upcoming Aquaman film and shared a few details about Justice League.
When asked who performed the most extreme stunts on the Justice League set, Momoa was quick to give himself credit.
“I’d say me, yeah. Can I say me?”
When asked to describe Zack Snyder in one word, Momoa said:
Momoa expressed his admiration of Aquaman director James Wan.
“I haven’t worked with him yet. Sweet man, I’ve met him, but […] he’s a man, and he’s really cool.”
Momoa expressed his excitement about taking on the role of Aquaman, revealing when he begins work on the film.
“Stoked. Just having a standalone movie, my standalone Aquaman movie, I’m really pumped about it. I start in four or five months, so. A little bit of rest and then back into it.
Momoa compared the experience of working on Justice League to working on the Aquaman film.
“Justice League was amazing, but it’s gonna be fun to have the arc and talk about this guy’s backstory and where he’s going.”
When asked which of his characters, including Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo, would win in a fight, Momoa offered a different solution.
” It’s Aquaman. I think they’d all just get together and have some beers, really, I mean they’re all pretty cool dudes. Just hang out, have a couple of beers, go beat up everyone else.”
Aquaman writer Will Beall recently assured fans that the film would be more fun compared to previous DCEU entries, and Momoa’s enthusiasm for the project certainly suggests that may be true.
Directed by James Wan, the film stars Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard and William Dafoe.
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.