First Jason Momoa Interview After His AQUAMAN Role Is "Confirmed"

Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, making it his first interview since his Aquaman role was confirmed by the Hollywood trades. What exactly does Khal Drogo have to say about his Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice role?

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By Mark Julian - 6/19/2014
Jason Momoa first Aquamn Batman vs Superman interview
Momoa is still trying to call the Aquqman news a rumor it seems. But when Jimmy Kimmel asks him a direct confirm or deny question, Momoa can only say, "That would be pretty exciting, wouldn't it. We'll have to wait and see".  So is Momoa Aquaman or is he not Aquaman?  If you recall, a similar situation played out with Momoa regarding the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy.  Due to an inability to come to terms on salary, the role went to WWE wrestler, Dave Bautista, despite Momoa being the first choice for the role.    

Regardless of how this all shakes out, filming on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently underway.  The film stars Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg. Co-starring are Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne, Tao Okamoto and Callan Mulvey. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and will hit US theaters on May 6, 2016.
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EarthToOlu91 - 6/19/2014, 4:52 AM
No one knows
EarthToOlu91 - 6/19/2014, 4:52 AM
Cast me as aquaman
Sumitsjc - 6/19/2014, 4:56 AM
DarkGrifter - 6/19/2014, 5:03 AM
Just saw this and as much as I don't want to jump the gun on this, looking to the audience and asking "That would be pretty exciting, what do you think? We'll just have to wait and see" sounds like a terrible way to deny a rumour.
WB clearly wants to capitalize on the news themselves so he's obviously under some sort or contractual obligation to not confirm it himself until WB gives their official word on it (assuming he has the role).
So, just give us the damn press release WB already!
charlie2094 - 6/19/2014, 5:03 AM
I guess Warner's maybe wanted to save it for comic-con but I think they may as well just officially announce it already. Only so many times he can deny the same thing over and over :P Just let him say yes
Maven - 6/19/2014, 5:06 AM
As [frick]ing huge and intimidating this guy is next to Kimmel, this video makes me wanna hug the shit out of him. Soft voice too.

SniktBub - 6/19/2014, 5:09 AM
You know nothing, Drogo
CraptainAmerica - 6/19/2014, 5:12 AM
It's gone on for so long that I couldn't give a toasted shite either way
Highflyer - 6/19/2014, 5:13 AM
Come on man, just admit it.
imaginejim - 6/19/2014, 5:13 AM
His role has not been CONFIRMED. Really wish some people on this site would learn the meaning of journalistic integrity. The title states that this is his first interview after his role is confirmed and then in the article you say "So is Momoa Aquaman or is he not Aquaman?"

If he was confirmed, you wouldn't have to ask that but since he isn't confirmed, you do. Have some integrity and stop saying he is confirmed until he is.
ManCalledSting - 6/19/2014, 5:13 AM
I always laugh at people saying "Superman's next movie is too crowded!!!". This isn't just a Superman movie, and it's not his second solo movie. This is a Superman/Batman team up movie, with a small role for Wonder Woman, and set up cameos for key league members, and villains. MoS can, and probably will happen. Some people choose to be willfully dense, so they can just hate easier. As for Momoa....he looks great for the more savage, long haired Aquaman. But I'd have preferred a blonde haired/blue eyed version, but I'll wait and see.
Klone - 6/19/2014, 5:13 AM
Dye his hair a dirty blonde (do we really need another black haired hero? Superman, Batman, WW...), give him a mix between the current look, the 90s look and Ocean King and make sure he isn't a stupid sea savage Drogo 2.0 and it should be decent.
DEFA - 6/19/2014, 5:16 AM
Insomnia - 6/19/2014, 5:20 AM
While i would love to hear the offical words of him being aquaman (and quite frankly, i do think that based on all this talk, that just hasn't been offical), since Aquaman needs that kind of treatment Momoa could give him, so that general audience would not treat him as a joke no more, i would find this very ironic if this is still just a rumor and they have not cast him as Aquaman :P (nor cast Aquaman at all)
TheReddestHood - 6/19/2014, 5:20 AM
I still believe he's in talks for the role. IDC what he says.
thescarletspeedzter - 6/19/2014, 5:24 AM
Yes he's AQUAMAN!
Zordan - 6/19/2014, 5:24 AM
dude is huge, like really tall and big. great for the king!
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JoeMomma29 - 6/19/2014, 5:24 AM
Yeah this dude is playing AquaMan he is just dodging the questions, I am sure they will announce him at SDCC.
batmanvsuperman - 6/19/2014, 5:25 AM
I think he is now just confirm it already wb
EthanSmith - 6/19/2014, 5:25 AM

You can be Aquaman if I get to play both the Wonder Twins.
MrAmeriBrit - 6/19/2014, 5:26 AM
He is hilarious
BatManiac - 6/19/2014, 5:27 AM
He's obviously playing Aquaman.
mgeoff88 - 6/19/2014, 5:28 AM
Even though him playing Aquaman is a done deal, he is not allowed to say anything until it's officially announced by Warner Bros.
Klone - 6/19/2014, 5:28 AM
omg rly
Pasto - 6/19/2014, 5:29 AM
He's not playing Aquaman, I am....
CherryBomb - 6/19/2014, 5:36 AM
Yeah, in no way has it been confirmed.
Until WB come out with a press release.

sinsear912 - 6/19/2014, 5:38 AM
They are clearly going for a Thor type character. I want a traditional Aquaman.
Moohika - 6/19/2014, 5:41 AM

Traditional as in Super Friends Aquaman? No Thanks! Give me badass New 52 Aquaman instead. Momoa can deliver that.
Gandhi - 6/19/2014, 5:41 AM
Is it me or Momoa and Manganiello are always fancast for the same roles?
Lhornbk - 6/19/2014, 5:42 AM
@imaginejim and @CherryBomb, thank you. I keep making this point, the trades are NOT confirmation, so stop acting like they are. He's probably in talks for it, but at this point I hope the talks break down just to prove to a lot of people that the trades aren't always right.
Gandhi - 6/19/2014, 5:45 AM
It's cool that they went with the bad-ass type, if they had moved on with the blonde barely-masculine type they should've got cipher for the part.
Moohika - 6/19/2014, 5:48 AM

I think the trades are right this time because Momoa has been denying it like a motherf'er since the rumors started, but now that the cat is out of the bag, he could of set the record straight and denied being up for it but he didn't.
SuperCat - 6/19/2014, 5:50 AM
We need Aquaman more than ever.

Gandhi - 6/19/2014, 5:52 AM
@SuperCat this is serious business dude, it can really happen to anybody

jp688 - 6/19/2014, 5:56 AM
I guess "confirmed" doesn't mean confirmed anymore.
Gandhi - 6/19/2014, 6:00 AM

slickrickdesigns - 6/19/2014, 6:01 AM
Someone say Dolphin Rape? Looks kind of consensual.
JohnCarter - 6/19/2014, 6:01 AM

I always laugh at people saying "Superman's next movie is too crowded!!!". This isn't just a Superman movie, and it's not his second solo movie. This is a Superman/Batman team up movie, with a small role for Wonder Woman, and set up cameos for key league members, and villains.

They would have been better off just calling it Justice League: Batman v Superman.
MercwithMouth - 6/19/2014, 6:01 AM
Momoa's great. Looking forward to see what Synder and Terrio give him to work with.
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