Jason Momoa's Jaw Dropped When Told About Aquaman & DC Plans
"Well, things are going to be a little different," Momoa responded when asked what fans of the comic book can expect. "When I first went in I met with Zack [Snyder] -- his idea is pretty amazing. When I went in, he told me -- my jaw kind of dropped. My jaw doesn't normally drop. What he has planned for the DC world and definitely for Aquaman is something that, you know, I think I was brought on for a certain reason, and they got some really cool plans for him. I'm really excited for everyone to see it."
Momoa continued with mention of having to keep Aquaman a secret.
"Last year, when I was on this panel I was like eating chicken breasts and in training when I wasn't supposed to talk about anything," Momoa said. "I wasn't supposed to say anything until 2016. So I told a bunch of people that they could punch me in the face if I was on it, so I'm going to get hit a couple times. But they finally released it. I was supposed to keep it a secret for 3 years."
It's then mentioned that Michael Shannon (Zod in Man of Steel) has been seen in town wearing an Aquaman t-shirt (Shannon previously said he wants to play f'n Aquaman), with Momoa asked, "What's the relationship there?"
Momoa didn't respond to the questioning, but did say "that's awesome," and continued talking about what he liked about Zack Snyder in that there is a new "brown" superhero as Momoa is half Polynesian.
"There is not a lot of brown superheroes. You know, I'm half Polynesian. What that is going to represent to every Islander, every brown kid that's out there is really going to be like -- it's really cool what they are doing with that. That's an honor to represent that," Momoa said.
The fan portion of the QnA then sees Jason Momoa asked whether Aquaman will have a mustache and beard, as the 74-year-old fan mentions Aquaman is her "very favorite character" and she has the Aquaman #1 comic book.
"Well, just going off what you've seen so far ma'am, I don't think he is going to be blonde or white. I can't really tell you because I haven't shot it yet. I hate to disappoint. I'm a little different than what those others. I hope you watch it with an open heart. I went to school for Marine Biology. It's an honor to play this."
Aquaman hits 2018.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
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