Jason Momoa on AQUAMAN Photo and BATMAN V SUPERMAN Appearance
It was a big surprise to fans when Zack Snyder released the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. In a recent interview with EW, Momoa talked about the photo and revealed that he didn’t know Snyder was going to release it until right before the director threw it up on the internet.
“That was a shocker for sure. It was supposed to be a surprise in 2016, so it definitely helps [The Red Road]. I’ve been holding that secret for a long time. Zack Snyder called me up and said, 'I’m posting this picture now.' He’s just a genius and I love him to death. He sent it over and we’re in the middle of the editing suite for the thing I’m doing right now, and we all freaked out, man. It was so amazing to see it come out.”
When he was asked if he has shot any action scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice he said,
“No, we haven’t done too much on the action yet. You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League.”
He wouldn’t officially confirm that he is going to be in Batman v Superman, but he did discuss Aquaman’s mythology, and how it presents a lot of story opportunities.
“The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing. There’s so many things to tell, and there’s a whole backstory that’s just amazing. There’s a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, he’s been cast aside. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy.”
I know he hasn’t confirmed that he will be in Batman v Superman, but the fact that Snyder released the photo is confirmation enough for me. As to whether or not the underwater scene from Man of Steel was an Aquaman tease, he said,
“Well, you know, I think that’s left for the genius of Snyder to kind of reveal that. There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that he’s designing, and it’s amazing to be a part of it. I think everything that you see that is building, there’s a purpose behind the whole plan. So I wouldn’t want to take anything away from Zack, because he loves revealing all those things. And… you never know, man.”
You can read more about the actor at EW, including his background in marine biology, his obsessions with superheroes, and more.