Jason Momoa Says He’ll “Always Be Aquaman”, Maybe Other DC Characters

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the 2018 film.

Picture: Warner Bros./DC Comics

by Jason Momoa the heart still belongs to the seas of DC. Despite everything that is happening in the DC Movie Landscape, the actor recently (and boldly) said that he “will always be Aquaman. There’s no one who comes here and takes shit.

Earlier in the week, Momoa used instagram to reveal he had a meeting with new DC Films executives Peter Safran and James Gunn. Naturally, the meeting got everyone talking, and he was naturally questioned by The variety at Sundance. While promoting his documentary deep ancestry (which he recounts), Momoa has confirmed that he will continue to play Aquaman in DC movies in the future. It’s a role he’s held since 2016 batman versus superman, and will continue in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is still planned for this year.

Before and especially after Gunn and Safran were named heads of DC Films, it became a kind of Game to guess which actors were sticking around. Momoa now joins other actors such as Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Pattinson, and (maybe) Margot Robbie who still have a future with all the DC movies coming in the next few years. Interestingly, however, Momoa may end up being more than Aquaman; rumors have swirled in recent weeks that he could end up playing Lobo, of which he is a self-proclaimed fan from, and was expected to be back in the 2010s. He hasn’t confirmed whether or not he is, but he teased that he might be inhabiting other DC characters in the future. “I can also play other things. I can be funny and wild and charming.

Some actors have played more than one role in superhero franchises in the past, for example, Alfre Woodard was in Captain America: Civil War as a minor character before appearing more substantially in Luke Cage like Mariah Stokes. But Momoa taking on different roles (and we can reasonably guess they won’t be small characters!) in what’s supposed to be a singular, cohesive universe adds an interesting twist to Warner Bros. the universe as it is organized.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits theaters on Christmas Day. If you have any guesses as to who he might end up playing, let us know in the comments below.

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