Last year, fans were given their first glimpse of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the King of Atlantis is set to return in Justice League, the classic DC Comics hero will lead his first solo film late next year. In an interview with GQ, Jason Momoa discussed how he will set the tone for the character and shed light on Arthur Curry’s journey in the upcoming film.
Momoa explained how being the first actor to portray the role in a live-action feature film will allow him to set the tone for the character.
“We’ve never really seen anything from this guy before, so it’s fun to have a level playing field. There aren’t like four Aquamans before me. I get to set the tone for it.”
Momoa discussed how Arthur Curry will be portrayed as an outsider in Aquaman.
“The guy was never really accepted on land, and he was never really accepted in Atlantis. He’s a half-breed. But he’s the best of both worlds. He just doesn’t know how to handle his powers. So it’s kind of a coming of age for a young man to a man, or a man to a king. He’s lost a lot of things and he’s got to cope. He’s an outsider.”
Fans can see Jason Momoa in Justice League on November 17, 2017.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Aquaman is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.