Zack Snyder may have stepped away from the production of Justice League, but his impact can be felt throughout the film. Just ask Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa.
In an interview with Total Film, Momoa discussed what he thought when family tragedy struck and Snyder needed to take on a more limited role in the making of the film:
“When something happens like that, I really couldn’t give two s**** about the movie. Zack is someone who kind of saved my life. This opportunity to be where I am is all because of him. So if you like Aquaman, you can pretty much thank Zack Snyder instantly, because none of it would’ve come true if it weren’t for him.”
It sounds like Momoa is truly grateful for the opportunities Snyder gave him. He goes on to say how in shock he was when he was first approached by Snyder and pitched his unique take on the character:
“I was in shock because I know what Aquaman originally looked like. [Snyder] really liked what I did with Game of Thrones, and he really wanted someone who’s a bit of an outlaw. someone who’s an outsider, you know, or half and half. He knew that I was from Hawaii and raised in Iowa.”
Finally, Momoa talked specifically about how the iconography of this incarnation of Aquaman is different because it was Snyder’s vision to make this character truly unique:
“Zack [director Zack Snyder] had the idea to put the tattoos everywhere and everyone wanted him to have a little bit of blonde in the hair. I just wanted him to have the Van Gogh green-colored eyes, where you can kind of get lost in them. You’re scared by it, but you’re drawn in. We put the contacts in, and I was like, wow. It’s kind of scary, but hopefully not too scary.”
Here’s the official synopsis for the Justice League movie:
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.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.
Source: Total Film