‘Star Wars’ Star Donnie Yen Was Offered ‘Aquaman’ Role By Zack Snyder

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Donnie Yen revealed recently that he was approached by Zack Snyder to play a role in Aquaman.

Whilst promoting his now delayed Mulan, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Donnie Yen was asked if he would ever play a superhero. With superhero films so popular these days, Donnie Yen replied that he’d be interested in taking on a superhero film but it depend on the specific role he was being offered. The Star Wars star then revealed that he was actually approached by DC’s Zack Snyder to play a role in Aquaman.

In a recent video interview with IGN, which was posted on Reddit, Donnie Yen discussed how Zack Snyder discussed the possibility of the Star Wars taking on a role for Aquaman. However, the discussions couldn’t move forward as Donnie Yen revealed that he was already booked for another film.

You can check out Donnie Yen’s response regarding Zack Snyder approaching him for Aquaman below.

Other: Mulan and Rogue One star Donnie Yen reveals that he was almost in Aquaman after Zack Snyder reached out to him. from DC_Cinematic

Star Wars star Donnie Yen did follow up his statement by revealing that he is still “in talks and open for” joining a film. Unfortunately, there aren’t many details regarding what role Zack Snyder approached Donnie Yen for. That being said, it is safe to say that Zack Snyder probably approached Donnie Yen for the role of Vulko, as Vulko appeared in Justice League. Of course, James Wan later went on to film the solo Aquaman film, with Willem Dafoe gracefully performing the role of Vulko. Currently, Donnie Yen isn’t signed on for the upcoming Aquaman sequel, though he certainly would make a good addition to the film.

Do you want to see Star Wars star Donnie Yen in the Aquaman sequel? What role do you think Zack Snyder approached Donnie Yen for? Comment below and let us know!

Jason Momoa is set to reprise his role as Arthur Curry in Warner Bros. and DC’s Aquaman 2. Scheduled to be released in theaters on December 16, 2022, Aquaman 2 will be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick with James Wan expected to return to the director’s chair. In the meantime, fans can relive Jason Momoa’s first solo outing as Aquaman on all home media formats. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: Reddit