We’re just days away from Justice League and our first adventure with Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and talking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor recently discussed everything from Arthur Curry’s badass action in Justice League to his development in next years solo Aquaman movie.
First talking about one of Aquaman’s biggest scenes in Justice League, which shows Aquaman jumping off of the Batmobile and into action against Steppenwolf’s Parademons:
“It’s one of the coolest scenes in the movie. I originally ride the Batmobile. I jump off with my trident – my trusty pitchfork – and stab Parademons. They pull me up into the sky, so I basically fight them in the air. I get to bite into their wings, and tear their wings off. He falls to the ground, and Cyborg saves him. My character’s kind of savage.”
Momoa then goes on to discuss what attracted him to the character and his casting as Aquaman, which isn’t what you would call comic-book accurate. In comparison to DC Comics, this version of Aquaman looks very different, sporting a torso filled with tattoos and one of the best beards in cinema:
“When Zack was creating the character, he really wanted this Outlaw Josey Wales type, someone who’s the outsider. He wasn’t really accepted on land, and not really accepted in Atlantis. That was kind of an interesting thing for me with this character. I could relate to it, coming from Iowa and being Hawaiian. I grew up in Iowa, it’s a great place. But I’m born in Hawaii. Half my family’s in Iowa, half my family’s in Hawaii. Not being fully accepted in either, I can definitely relate.”
Jason Momoa then discusses the solo Aquaman movie, teases “huge” battle scenes. Aquaman will be the next DC movie to be released after Justice League and is directed by James Wan. The film will further explore Aquaman’s place in Atlantis and will obviously feature plenty of underwater scenes:
“What made him want to run away, to be away. And I think that’s what we find in Aquaman, in the solo movie. You gonna find out why he is the way that he is, and why he’s wandered so far away. You just get the time to understand who he is. That’s the beauty of the origin. You get to see where he grew up, how he was treated. There’s gonna be huge battle scenes underwater that feel like you’re in space!”
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Justice League lands in theatres on November 17!