Zack Snyder shared additional details on Jason Momoa’s cameo as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Although Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be best known for featuring the first meeting between the Dark Knight and Caped Crusader in a live-action feature, the film also laid the groundwork for Justice League and the expanding DC Extended Universe. One of the ways the film set up future entries in the DCEU was through a cameo appearance by Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
During the brief appearance, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman could be seen underwater wielding a trident in footage contained within the computer files stolen from Lex Luthor. During a live commentary on Batman v Superman hosted by Vero, Zack Snyder shared insight into his line of thinking regarding Jason Momoa’s Aquaman cameo:
“The concept here was that he had his, to me it was that he had probably trained with his mother’s trident a couple of times with Vulko, but he wasn’t keeping it himself. So Vulko kept the trident with him and, as needed, if they were training or… he would get it from him, but he’d always give it back. But he never took it up as like a real mantle.”
Jason Momoa would reprise his role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League before taking lead in director James Wan’s Aquaman. The King of Atlantis’ standalone film proved to be a massive box office success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide, and Jason Momoa is now set to return for an Aquaman sequel.
Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Directed Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.