‘Batman vs. Superman’ Star Jason Momoa on Aquaman’s Role in the Film
A few weeks back, Zack Snyder revealed our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, who will make his big screen debut in Batman vs. Superman—along with a few other notable DC heroes. With all the casting info and plot details we’ve learned over the last year, that film seems like it should be about three hours long when all is said and done. No stranger to speaking out about his role as Aquaman, Momoa has once again opened up about the upcoming film, revealing just how big his part is, as well as his surprise when Snyder tweeted that photo.
In a sizable interview with EW, Momoa wanted to make one thing clear: Batman vs. Superman is not Aquaman’s movie. The actor also hints that his part in the film isn’t very big:
It’s Batman and Superman. It’s not my movie. It’s the first time in history to have them both on the screen together, and I’m just excited to see those two up there… 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.
That comes as something of a relief, given how many heroes are sharing the screen in this thing—which has been sounding less and less like Batman vs. Superman and more and more like a Justice League prequel. Momoa is co-starring with Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. That’s quite a lot to take in, although we assume that Miller and Momoa are simply making cameos, while Gadot will have a slightly expanded part.
Momoa went on to describe his excitement for Zack Snyder’s plans for the DC Universe, which include the actor appearing in both an Aquaman solo film and the first Justice League movie:
There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that [Zack Snyder] is 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… What’s great about this is Zack, man. We don’t want to just reinvent it, but he’s a got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I’m really honored to be playing it. I’m excited for the world to see it.
The actor also discussed the first Aquaman image, which Snyder posted very abruptly to Twitter:
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.
Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on March 25, 2016. The first Justice League film arrives on November 10, 2017, followed by the Aquaman solo movie on July 27, 2018.