Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in WB/DC's Justice League Films

Despite month's worth of denials, HitFix's Drew McWeeney has confirmed that Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Game of Thrones) will cameo as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before joining forces in 2017's Justice League.

It looks like Jason Momoa will join Paul Rudd and Paul the apostle atop the ranks of the world's greatest deniers as he is set to join Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot as members of the Justice League. Momoa has been denying that he'd play the King of Atlantis for at least 6 months and as recently as last month's Motor City Comic Con; however, given the fact that he almost certainly had signed an NDA, it's not something we should hold against him. If anything, with the ever growing scoop industry gaining more intel on upcoming movies,it's become the norm for actors and even entire studios to deny rumors and this could serve as a strong reminder as to why we can't believe everything we hear.

McWeeney certainly isn't new to the game and if he's running a story CONFIRMING Momoa's involvement, I'm 99.9% sure that this is happening. According to his story, Momoa's role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is filming now, is a small one. Much of the film will focus on the consequences of Man of Steel, in which super-powered aliens were revealed to the people of Earth right before most of Metropolis. While the events of Zod and Kal-El's brawl certainly grabbed the attention of Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne, it seems that Zod's deployment of the Word Engine over the Indian Ocean didn't make Momoa's Aquaman too happy.

Aquaman has seen a bit of a revival in the comics recently with Geoff Johns' New 52 run giving the character a much-needed facelift. While an Aquaman solo film was absent from the rumored list of upcoming DC projects by Warner Bros., HitFix went on to say that the character will play a larger role in his next appearance in Justice League.

What do you guys make of all these latest rumors surrounding Warner Bros.' DC properties?