Hold onto your skivvies. Latest reports on Justice League via Heroic Hollywood are stating that Aquaman, once on the surface, spends his casual time in jeans and not much else. Normally that might not be earth-shaking news, but when we’re talking about Jason Momoa, well, that’s an entirely different ball of wax.
Momoa, best known for his role as Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is no stranger to baring his massive chest onscreen. In fact, most of his roles feature his pecs almost as much as his face. Baywatch and Conan the Barbarian both come to mind. Now, as Aquaman in Justice League, we’ll be treated once more to this mighty visage. You’re either going to be swooning or feel utterly inadequate.
Warner Bros. has definitely taken a new approach on the classic DC superhero. Aquaman, in fact, has often been the source of much scorn and ridicule over the years for being a somewhat lame character in certain iterations. The poor guy can’t even catch a break among career nerds such as on The Big Bang Theory.
But this is now. This time around he’s clearly going to be a tatted-up, oceanic badass. Good luck making fun of him. It’s about time, though. Aquaman is, after all, a king. What better way to pump his cool up that having him portrayed by a Hawaiian goliath that’s ever-so easy on the eyes?
Okay, now that we’ve objectified the Atlantean king (apologies, Mr. Curry), what can we expect from this iteration in Justice League and beyond besides the bod? Executive producer Ben Affleck commented:
“You know, Aquaman’s a very strong character, played by a very strong actor with a very strong personality, so I don’t think he’s the sort of guy who at any point in his life takes orders from people. Jason Momoa, he’s got a very strong, stubborn, independent, powerful energy. So it’s not like any of these characters show up and immediately go like, ‘yes sir, what should I do, Mr. Wayne?’ “
There are also challenges to bringing so many strong personalities, both in terms of characters and actors, onto one screen. Though Marvel has been able to do it quite successfully with The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most recently, Captain America: Civil War, it’s not a formula that’s easy to perfect. In fact, Civil War is basically an illustration of what happens when those strong personalities clash.
“It’s about like trying to get a lot of disparate people who are used to being very powerful and independent to try to work together. And it’s about how hard it is for them to all get along. And there are some characters who really hit it off with each other, some that don’t hit it off with each other, almost come to blows, and it’s about trying to contain that. So it’s not an easy ride trying to get this group to come together.”
We caught our first glimpse of Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this spring, but we’ll finally get the full version when he appears in Justice League. Following that, he’ll slip into his own solo film due in theaters July 27, 2018.
Justice League premieres in the US and UK November 17, 2017.
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Source: Heroic Hollywood