With rumors swirling that Jason Momoa may soon have to give up his role as superhero Aquaman, the actor has come forward to say that’s not the case. “I’ll always be Aquaman. Nobody comes in and takes the stint,” Momoa said in an interview after a recent meeting with DC Studio co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran to discuss the future of the comic book universe. Momoa reiterated that the meeting went well, and even briefly hinted that he might have other roles for DC as well.
Reports last month suggested that Momoa would soon be a major figure in DC Studio’s new plans, specifically as the cigar-smoking interstellar bounty hunter Lobo. Neither Gunn nor Safran have publicly confirmed the plans. “There are probably some other characters. I can play other things too. I can be funny and I can be brutal and I can be charming,” Momoa said in the interview, in which he also provided information about the upcoming Details from Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. His first treatment of the script, which he co-wrote with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, has something to do with the ruler of Atlantis raising his concerns about melting ice caps to the United Nations. It matters a lot.
“There are no galaxies far away to destroy us, and there are no aliens from elsewhere. We are destroying our planet. We need to come together to save our home world,” added Momoa. Back in November, in a series of photos he posted to his Instagram, the actor more or less corroborated the plot thread with a behind-the-scenes photo of Aquaman taking the form of Lord of Atlantis. Identity speaks to the world. However, in the notes, Momoa seems unsure if the scene actually made the final cut. Ben Affleck will also play Bruce Wayne in the sequel, and from a thematic standpoint, the film itself will incorporate horror elements. “Aquaman 2 was heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires,” returning director James Wan told Total Film in 2021. “You can free a boy from fear, but you can never free a boy from fear.”
Rumors of Momoa dropping the part of Aquaman came as Gunn and Safran decided to cancel Wonder Woman 3 after they had completed writer-director Patty Jenkins’ scripting treatment of the role. Following the announcement, Henry Cavill’s Superman return was canceled in favor of Gunn’s desire to focus on the Kryptonian hero’s youth. These decisions, along with the appointment of Gunn and Safran as co-chairs, favor Warner Bros. Discovery Channel CEO David Zaslav’s desire to reset the DC universe and create an intertwined universe, similar to what President Kevin Feige did in Achievements in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser lead batgirl The movie was another project that was axed at the studio, albeit under former president Walter Hamada’s regime.
first Neptune The film remains the highest-grossing DC film of all time, taking in $1.14 billion (Rs 9,200 crore) worldwide. Its sequel, set to hit theaters this Christmas, is expected to build more worlds in the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, starring Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abbott Durer-Martin II and Amber Heard are both returning to the cast.