Jason Momoa Teases More Aquaman After Meeting DC Studio Co-Head James Gunn
Amid rumors swirling that Jason Momoa may soon have to step down from superhero role Aquaman, the actor has come forward and said otherwise. “I will always be Aquaman. No one came in there and took shit,” Momoa said in an interview, after recently meeting with DC Studio co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran to discuss the future of the comic book universe. Momoa reiterated that the reunion went well, even briefly suggesting that he could also play other characters for DC.
Reports last month suggested that Momoa would soon become a key figure in DC Studio’s new plans, particularly as Lobo, the cigar-smoking intergalactic bounty hunter. Neither Gunn nor Safran have yet publicly confirmed these plans. “There could be other characters too. I can play other things too. I can be funny and wild and charming,” Momoa said in the interview, in which he also provided details on the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’s first treatment of the script, which he co-wrote with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, has a lot to do with the Atlantean leader who raised concerns about the melting ice caps at the United Nations. .
“There is no distant galaxy coming to destroy us, or aliens from another place. It is we who are ruining our planet. We need to pull ourselves together and save our home,” Momoa added. In November, in a series of photos posted to his Instagram, the actor more or less confirmed this common thread, via a behind-the-scenes photo that saw Aquaman address the world as King of Atlantis. In the caption, however, Momoa seems unsure if the scene actually made the final cut. Ben Affleck is also set to return as Bruce Wayne in the sequel, while the film itself will incorporate horror elements, thematically. “Aquaman 2 is very heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires,” returning director James Wan told Total Film in 2021. “You can take the horror out of the boy, but you can never take the horror out of the boy. .”
Rumors of Momoa stepping down from his role as Aquaman arose when Gunn and Safran decided to cancel Wonder Woman 3, after going through writer-director Patty Jenkins’ script treatment for the character. The announcement was followed by Henry Cavill’s plans to return as Superman was canceled, in favor of Gunn wanting to focus on the Kryptonian hero’s younger years. These decisions, along with the appointment of Gunn and Safran as co-chairmen, came in favor of the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, who wanted to reset the DC Universe and create an intertwined universe, similar to what Chairman Kevin Feige achieved with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The group led by Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser bat girl The film was another such project to be axed at the studio, albeit under former President Walter Hamada.
The first one Aquaman The film remains the highest-grossing DC movie of all time, earning $1.14 billion (about Rs. 9,200 crore) at the global box office. Its sequel, due out on Christmas Day this year, is expected to feature more world-building in the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, starring Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Amber Heard. the casting.