Fans have responded enthusiastically by getting both "Jason Momoa" and "Aquaman" trending worldwide on Twitter and "Zack Snyder" trending on Facebook.
Momoa will play the King of the Seven Seas next March for Snyder in Batman Vs. Superman followed by the Justice League movie in 2017 and the solo Aquaman movie in 2018.
It's also hoped the Batman Vs. Superman trailer may be released as early as next week.
Check out the tweet from Zack Snyder, Jason Momoa's Instagram post, and tweets and posts from Aquaman fans:
ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) February 20, 2015
WelcomeHomeSpidey (@jaycobr15) February 20, 2015
Jason Momoa is going to nail it as Aquaman! Maybe people will finally take this character seriously, hahaha.— Colby⧨Johnson (@ColbyGuyJ) February 20, 2015
Jason Momoa will be the perfect Aquaman.— JUMMAI (@b_liciousJ) February 20, 2015
Yoh yoh yoh. Jason Momoa as Aquaman looks every bit the badass I hoped he would.— Kervyn Cloete (@TheKervynator) February 20, 2015
Damn. The Jason Momoa Aquaman looks awesome. pic.twitter.com/WFBVKa4DbG— Stephen Blackmoore (@sblackmoore) February 20, 2015
Jason Momoa is the only dude who can bring a little bit of bad assery to Aquaman. This coulda been so bad with the wrong casting— P Silva (@PSilvaWorld) February 20, 2015
Aquaman is looking badass. Really hope Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) pulls this off.— Joshua Carmona (@Mr_BeardedLady) February 20, 2015
I wonder who has the guts now to say he's useless
Aquaman looks Badass!!! The island tats are a nice touch... Way to represent!
O f-ck.. damn .Epic .totally Badass .so blode hair or light blonde or not or.. should be diff hair/diff look than other superhero. thats Aquaman.
BADASS. Damn I'm happy.
Even though I wish he played Lobo I'm digging this look
Holy...wow. That's actually pretty epic!!!
Looks amazing. Makes so much sense. Also he looks like he can kick Batman's, Superman's, and Wonder Woman's ass. Not saying he can, just that he looks like he can.
"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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