Jason Momoa’s Aquaman appeared for a distinct few moments in Batman v Superman. Jason Momoa is probably the hero who looks least like his comic book counterpart, though Momoa does look mysterious and strong as the sea’s powerful demigod. His tattoos, and distinctive long hair and beard, give a different tone for Aquaman in his first live action cinematic showing.
Momoa has been active on his Instagram account, posting photos of himself and other cast members, and showing his support for Ben Affleck and the Batman v Superman movie in the midst of movie critics trying to tear the project apart.
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If you haven’t seen Batman v Superman yet, consider this your final warning. Come back and read this after you see the film. Or if you are anxious for knowledge and don’t care about a spoiler or two, please proceed.
Aquaman will definitely come back for Justice League: Part One. The movie is scheduled for a winter, 2017 release. The first Justice League movie has Batman leading the formation of a new team after the catastrophic events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Director Zack Snyder revealed to Entertainment Weekly how the ending of Batman v Superman connects with the Justice League’s formation.
“I felt like with Superman around, it’s a different conversation when you create the Justice League, right? It’s like, ‘Me and Superman, we want to make a Justice League.’ [Other heroes would be] like, ‘Okay, yeah, I’ll join!’ I just feel like Bruce Wayne having to go out and find these seven samurai by himself, that’s a lot more interesting of a premise.”
So Batman will serve as founding father to the Justice League with Superman in absence. He’ll have to dive in and convince the remaining four Justice League meta-humans that it’s worth joining forces. All of that will eventually lead to an Aquaman solo movie starring Jason Momoa in between Justice League: Part One and Part Two. It makes sense having Batman lead the charge in the team’s formation, as he’s known for his resourcefulness and dependability, and is bound to find a way to make contact with all the heroes, whether they be up in space or on the bottom of the sea.
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It would be interesting to see if more heroes feel they must fight each other, or directly bring the battle to the baddies. Aquaman is half god and half human, and would certainly be a struggle to contain for any one or two members of the Justice League. The rest of the team would need to feel some directly compelling interest in order to have the motivation to fall under Batman’s command.
James Wan, who has directed horror films among others, will direct Jason Momoa in the 2018 Aquaman solo movie. He isn’t looking to make the film dark and scary, but wants to give the world a fun undersea hero.
James Wan told IGN how he is approaching his Aquaman movie.
“Aquaman is a character that a lot of people have made fun of over the years. And I just think it’s fun to actually show a really different, cool, bad**s side to this character. But at the same time, let’s not forget to have fun with it.”
Jason Momoa has really been bulking up for the role, so the amazing feats of strength destined for his upcoming film appearances will be all the more convincing. He’s been sharing social media workout photos of his intense regimen.
It’s still not clear how Green Lantern will come about and who will play him. Maybe he’ll arrive at the moment the Justice League needs him most. But with all the muscle flying around on screen, it’s going to take keen direction to balance the battle between good and evil.
Jason Momoa and the rest of the superhero cast are looking forward to impressing the world with a Justice League for a new generation.
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