Jason Momoa Hints At AQUAMAN Being An Anti-Hero In BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

During a panel at Evolution Expo, fans couldn't help asking Jason Momoa about Aquaman, a role he still won't confirm he's playing. However, he did offer some insight into playing an anti-hero...

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By James Garcia - 7/1/2014



Despite all reports pointing to the fact that Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor has refused to publicly admit that he's landed the role; likely because of some contractual agreement with DC and Warner Bros. to not talk about the film until they officially announce it. 

However, that hasn't stopped him from talking around the subject at panels. Fans just won't stop asking him about it, and he's got to come up with something to tide them over. Interestingly, he doesn't see himself as a superhero, and still drops a few Lobo hints. Maybe we're all wrong and he really isn't Aquaman? 

I think it would be really, really fun to play a superhero. You know? I’ve always talked about, like, what’s your favorite. I mean I love Lobo so… but ah… You know. It would be awesome. I don’t know how they do it but… Yea, absolutely I think it would…I just don’t really see myself as a superhero. Yeah, no I mean, they’re kind of written a little different. I don’t know. I just… you know. I’m not wearing a lot of the…I don’t see myself in tights a lot. And ah…I’m more of a, I don’t know, an anti-hero if you will. In life. So, not the smiling, parading to saving the world kind of guy. Yeah, the Hulk would have been fun!


What do you think? Will Momoa be playing an anti-hero version of Aquaman, like a king of the seas who sees the land-dwellers as enemies? Or has he actually been cast as someone like Lobo? Sound off in the comments. 

Source: comicbook.com
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JoJo1982 - 7/1/2014, 10:39 PM
Well I mean Aquaman is very much a anti hero at times
sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 10:41 PM
I think he would do better as Lobo!!
AlphaMasterFlex - 7/1/2014, 10:42 PM
Lobo????
sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 10:43 PM
Yep

Gyasiman - 7/1/2014, 10:43 PM
He would be such a great Vandal Savage, Lobo, or even Doomsday. Seems like wasted potential to cast him as Aquaman. The casting is growing on me though.
sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 10:45 PM
Its the hard ass chin and the ugly mug. Perfect for Lobo!
Phronesis - 7/1/2014, 10:45 PM
While I appreciate the capability of Aquaman being a warrior, he's still royalty and needs (probably could've picked a better word) class.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 7/1/2014, 10:47 PM
Watch the official announcement say he's Hal Jordan LMFAO!
BatManHeisenberg - 7/1/2014, 10:49 PM
He is REALLY trying to hide it. This REALLY caught my attention:

I’m not wearing a lot of the…I don’t see myself in tights a lot.

He seems like he IS Aquaman. Poor guy can't even talk about it.
String - 7/1/2014, 10:53 PM
With all the anti-hero talk, Jason Mamoa seems to be more Namor than Aquaman. I don't think he is going to be too happy unless Zack rewrites the character for the movie.
TonyChu - 7/1/2014, 10:53 PM
English mother[frick]er do you speak it?
Darktower - 7/1/2014, 11:00 PM
Lobo ?? Antihero? Aquaman ?? .. this guy surly knows how to [frick] around with us!! Damn you Jason Momoa just [frick]ing tell us!!
Reasonnnn - 7/1/2014, 11:00 PM
Yay...more brooding DC heroes.
DarthCMPunk - 7/1/2014, 11:11 PM
Oh my god he's Aquaman ppl stop speculation already. So what if he loves Lobo it's not the character he's playing. Variety saying it is just like WB saying it.
BlackIceJoe - 7/1/2014, 11:11 PM
I think Jason would have made an interesting Hawkman. If Aquaman is more of an antihero. That pretty much is the 90s version of Aquaman. Maybe he will have some of the Flashpoint version of Aquaman too. I also could see Aquaman being more of a villain in the Justice League movie. This way J'onn the Martian Manhunter is in the movie as the seventh member.

So with Aquaman being the villain the Justice League would fight the Atlantean's. That could make for a great movie. Seeing giant tsunamis and creatures from the deep coming out from them.
RobtimusPrime - 7/1/2014, 11:14 PM
Lobo would be a great pick. But I doubt the character will be in BvS. Still think he's Gonna nail it as Aquaman.
BANE5000 - 7/1/2014, 11:16 PM
As he should be, he's the king and protector of a nation, hes not gonna be the friendliest dude around
yonny616 - 7/1/2014, 11:19 PM
@CMPunk When did WB say Mamoa was Aquaman?
flashygurl - 7/1/2014, 11:22 PM
Does anyone really care? Aside from DC fanatics desperately hoping DC can succeed without Nolan.

MOS made less than Amazing Spider Man 2.


Think about that .....
Lozzy - 7/1/2014, 11:24 PM
I better see Jason Momoa throw a [frick]ing Shark in this movie.
staypuffed - 7/1/2014, 11:24 PM
@flashygurl
Troll harder.
JredTheRed - 7/1/2014, 11:25 PM
idk, i kinda think he is Lobo now. I might be a tad in the clouds at the moment, but think about it for a sec. What would you do if you were working on a big budget film and had to deal with the internet and ppl leaking stuff online. Hell, I'd have a bit of fun with it. I'd find out where the leak was and start some serious rumor, like the casting of a major character. Its great publicity really. But what really makes me think that (if i couldve seen his expressions wouldve been better) is when he started to stumble on his words was right after Lobo was said. He couldve been like "oops".
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 11:30 PM
that's interesting, he wanted to play Hulk.

that would be cute. he will make a fine Lobo
and/or a fine Aquaman, or even Aqualad depending on who they cast as Aquaman, u know?

hats off to mr Momoa, it was cool how into the Conan movies he was and proposing his own sequels and stuff.
i think he cares about these films.
staypuffed - 7/1/2014, 11:30 PM
Lobo isn't going to be in Batman v Superman. Of all the characters already cast in that movie, plus the rumoured JL cameos, where are they going to squeeze mother[frick]ing Lobo in?
I mean, I hate that he is Aquaman, and I would prefer him be Lobo. This is the one casting choice in the movie I dislike very strongly. But if he has been cast in BATMAN v SUPERMAN, not a future DC project, then there's an extremely slim chance he isn't Aquaman.
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 11:30 PM
he'd be great as Vandal Savage.
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 11:31 PM
that's probably the best role for him, but then i guess he wouldn't be in Superman V Batman. that wouldn't make sense right?
dethpillow - 7/1/2014, 11:33 PM
he'd make a great Namor tho. maybe this version of Aquaman is gonna be kinda Namor influenced too.
AFreeMan - 7/1/2014, 11:37 PM
I think this is Genius casting. Totally out of left field.
DeusExSponge - 7/1/2014, 11:39 PM
So I'm guessing he's going to look like the DC AU version of Aquaman. That's fine by me, because that Aquaman was a BAMF!!!!
JredTheRed - 7/1/2014, 11:43 PM
Lobo could be in it at the end or something. I had wrote a draft a story a while back that involved Lobo hunting down super powered people for Mongul and his War World. That being part of the reason they come together. Not all of them would be captured, Bats n Supes could witness it happen and go to save 'em. They deafeat Lobo and he tells em about War World.
mgeoff88 - 7/1/2014, 11:58 PM
So Aquaman will be more of an anti-hero in BVS? Sounds great to me.

The more badass they could make Aquaman on the big screen, the more he will be well received by the general audience.

@flashygurl DC/WB can succeed without Christopher Nolan. Besides, he is way overrated.

He made a Batman universe that very grounded, and was also closed off from the rest of the DC Universe. That's two big mistakes right there. Why do you think we are getting a rebooted Batman in BVS? Warner Bros. is smart to reboot Batman again. Nolan's Batman wouldn't work in the DCCU.
SnapperCarr - 7/1/2014, 11:59 PM
NO! Aquaman is NOT Namor!

Anyways, he'd be better as Lobo.
McGee - 7/2/2014, 12:01 AM
Ah...so he's playing the Mandarin. Heh heh!



........I want to apologize for that joke. I'm sorry.
Dunejedi - 7/2/2014, 12:03 AM
I'd prefer him as the Main Main instead of the Big Fish, but I didn't get a vote.
Pending - 7/2/2014, 12:03 AM
This is slowly becoming a very dark and broody re-imagining of the Justice League/DCU. Losing interest in this fast.
McGee - 7/2/2014, 12:06 AM
I...feel...I feel ashamed. :(

*wipes tears from his eyes*

Hopefully...we can all move on.
Gnoxorm - 7/2/2014, 12:09 AM
This doesn't really say tell us anything at all. But regardless, Momoa is a freaking awesome choice to rise a character like Aquaman to the big screen. Man of Steel was one of the best comic to superhero films made. And NO BODY can deny how sweet the new Batman costume is. This will be one helluva movie.
McGee - 7/2/2014, 12:13 AM
Damn. DlAMONDZ just spoke some truth about you haters.
SnapperCarr - 7/2/2014, 12:14 AM
I think Young Justice had the perfect reimagining of the Justice League for modern times. The show had a good mix of comic book elements mixed with a realistic vibe.



I would love to see an approach similar to that universe on the big screen.

DrAtom - 7/2/2014, 12:14 AM
That guy is playing lobo, I tell you.
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