A big part of it was me telling them what potential I saw in this character. As we all know, Aquaman is somewhat the butt of the joke in the superhero world. There’s something cool about that. I love the idea of being the underdog, coming in with a take on this underdog character and completely blow people’s expectations away. Like, ’Oh, you thought he was going to be a wimpy character? No no no.’ It’s going to be so cool.
There’s Justice League that happens before it, so I have to be respectful to that But in a lot of ways… it’s a continuation but there are origin elements as well — and that’s the story that I’m excited to tell.
Jasom Momoa first appeared in Batman Vs. Superman in a cameo role; Justice League is currently filming for its November 17, 2017 release, and the Aquaman movie is scheduled for a July 27, 2018 release also starring Amber Heard as Mera.