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Jason Momoa Possibly Cast as Aquaman

Well, it looks like Momoa will probably appear in DC's next live-action movie as the classic character!

The future is looking pretty bright for Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman. Not only will the next DC animated movie revolve around his story, but it's looking like the Justice Leaguer might appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman. There's been plenty of rumors and speculation that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa landed the role and, according to a previously article from Variety, a deal has been made. There's obviously no word yet on how extensive his role will be in the next movie, but it's exciting to see they're beginning to establish the cinematic version of the Justice League.

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Are you happy about this potential casting news or did you really want another actor to bring Aquaman to the big screen? Don't be shy, go share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder and slated to open May 6, 2016.

Update: The original Variety source is from June, It technically isn't confirmed by the studio or the upcoming movie's cast/crew and the article has been updated to reflect that. Still, it's looking likely, especially considering Momoa has danced around the topic in interviews and Snyder recently called a radio station to praise Aquaman.

Source: io9, CBR, Variety

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Posted By longbowhunter

Finally confirmed!

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Posted By batmannflash

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Posted By Ostyo

Aquasamoan

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Posted By Ostyo

Aquasamoan

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im about it

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Posted By SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

Wow...This is actually the first great casting decision they've made (Apart from Cavvil as Superman of course) They might actually make Aquaman badass! :)

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Edited By Squalleon

He looks perfect for the 90s version.

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Posted By longbowhunter

For the love for god please dye his hair. This isnt the same thing as Amy Adams red head Lois Lane. His hair color factors into his story.

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Posted By i_dont_like_comics

ugh. every casting choice ..... every freaking casting choice ...... that damn monkey!

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Posted By viin

awesome im happy with this casting choice. It took me some time to e comfortable with Affleck as Batman but im very confident that he will be good. If Henry Cavill can be Superman then Affleck can be Batman. Now I just have to wonder about Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg.

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Posted By SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

ugh. every casting choice ..... every freaking casting choice ...... that damn monkey!

First you say you hate The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now you hate Jason Momoa...We really aren't going to agree on a lot of things, are we?

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Posted By redmanta

great choice

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

I was getting a little worried since Comic Con seemed like the best place for this announcement but I guess contracts and whatnot can take awhile to iron out.

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Posted By Squalleon

For the love for god please dye his hair. This isnt the same thing as Amy Adams red head Lois Lane. His hair color factors into his story.

Indeed. I am certain they will. As for Amy Adams, Lois was a red head for a good amount of time so it is excusable.

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Edited By Bludhaven

This is old and it has still not been confirmed. io9 cited an article written by Varitey 2 months ago (not one of their own sources) whom of which cited HitFlix (again, not there own sources). So lets just set the record straight and say that this is for now still an unconfirmed rumour.

So in summation the rumour which io9 is reporting today, is the same rumour from the same sources 2 months back. Until WB releases an official press release, nothing has been "confirmed".

Edit- I see you have removed the words confirmed from the sub heading an article. Next time at least do a little bit of research as to where these rumours are perpetuating before making such silly statements as "Jason Mamoa confirmed to play Aquaman".

Also like I already stated io9, CBR and Variety have all cited the one single rumour from 2 months back which you have already reported here making this article completely redundant. The whole thing just absolutely reeks of clickbait and poor journalism.

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Posted By dondave

Sweet

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Posted By Outside_85

I was getting a little worried since Comic Con seemed like the best place for this announcement but I guess contracts and whatnot can take awhile to iron out.

Pretty sure they just didn't want to share the spotlight with anyone... namely Wonder Woman.

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Posted By dondave

@longbowhunter: That was for the Pre-52 origin. They're most likely going to go with him being Half Atlantean and Half Human rather than being the son of Atlan

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Posted By JJ_Was_Here

Is it me or does he have a lazy eye?

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Posted By Rainja

Not really, These Comic book movies are kind of there own thing. I mean, I agree with you personally and if I was directing that film, I would want him to look the part but These movies are there own thing and dpwint necessarily be translated directly from their source. I mean, we got a Black nick fury and now a New Fantastic four coming out. I think we as comic fans just need to respect what they do with movies and let them be. AS long as they aren't effing with our Comics and doing foolishness then I ultimately don't care what they do on a big screen or animated show. #Just saying

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Posted By Superguy1591

He's no king of mine!

Anyway, ay, I hope they don't try to go with the "badass" Aquaman. I like him as the majestic king of the seas Geoff Johns made him, I couldn't stand the lame Bruce Timm angry all the time douche in Justice League.

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Posted By The Stegman

OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Aquaman will now get the respect as a bada** that he deserves.

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@dondave said:

@longbowhunter: That was for the Pre-52 origin. They're most likely going to go with him being Half Atlantean and Half Human rather than being the son of Atlan

With so much of this movie's Batman being taken from The Dark Knight Returns its apparent they arent exclusively mining New 52 history. So its anybody's guess what Aquaman's origin will be. Regardless, hand that man a bleaching kit.

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Posted By RustyRoy

So is it official?

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I like this casting but I find it pretty funny that they waited so long to announce it. To the point that everyone already knew this and this announcement lands with little excitement generation for the film. At least for me. I'm glad they went with an intimidating force for the role. I want them to take the character seriously and it seems like they will. As far as Momoa's acting chops, that is still up in the air. I've only ever seen him in Game of Thrones and he didn't have to do much in that. I heard Conan was pretty awful and those two things are really his biggest roles I can think of. I hope he nails it.

EDIT: Wow, guess I should have read the article before commenting. These sources don't confirm anything. Until WB makes the announcement it is still rumor.

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Posted By righteous300

Let's go!!!!!!

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Posted By TheMantisShrimp

@longbowhunter: I agree that he looks better as a blonde but how does his hair color factor into his story? I'm pretty sure I would still love Johns and Parker's runs on Aquaman even if he had brown hair.

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Posted By Darkseid_Prime

Now let's get some confirmation on who The Rock will be

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Posted By RulerOfThisUniverse

I thought this was already confirmed? Either way, pretty cool.

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Posted By GodOfMischief

I don't really think he'd make a good Aquaman, but I'll wait and see. I feel like they're already putting in way too many big characters as it is.

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Posted By Rainja
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Posted By entropy_aegis

Awesome.

He's no king of mine!

Anyway, ay, I hope they don't try to go with the "badass" Aquaman. I like him as the majestic king of the seas Geoff Johns made him, I couldn't stand the lame Bruce Timm angry all the time douche in Justice League.

Big surprise,and you do realize Throne of Atlantis is a shitty remake of the Bruce Timm story dont you?

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Edited By MrMazz

Well he's gotta have a hook hand now right?

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Posted By The Stegman

@longbowhunter: I agree that he looks better as a blonde but how does his hair color factor into his story? I'm pretty sure I would still love Johns and Parker's runs on Aquaman even if he had brown hair.

If I'm not mistaken, Aquaman is the only blonde Atlantean, it's what makes him unique. I mean, I would prefer him blonde too, but if he's not, I won't nerd rage over it.

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The men in the Justice League are gonna be HUGE.

I mean we have Cavill

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Then Affleck

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Now Momoa

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And The Rock, whatever role he'll be playing

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Posted By judasnixon

Not the Game of Thrones actor I wanted as Aquaman........

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Posted By JJ_Was_Here

@the_stegman: Man, I've got to up my calorie intake or something. I was like "Awwwe yeah! 175!" And now I'm like "Awwwe no. I'm a little bitch." Soul crushing.

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Posted By The Stegman

@the_stegman: Man, I've got to up my calorie intake or something. I was like "Awwwe yeah! 175!" And now I'm like "Awwwe no. I'm a little bitch." Soul crushing.

It's okay, they ARE supeheroes after all!

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@rustyroy: Not until WB confirms it. That's what I've been saying on here for the past two months. I don't mind the idea of Momoa as Aquaman, but it's not official yet.

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Posted By JJ_Was_Here

@the_stegman: I rescued a cat from an apartment fire once. Does that count?

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Posted By JJ_Was_Here

@judasnixon: I was pulling for the Kingslayer or, and more so, Alexander Skaarsgard. The Iceman would have crushed it.

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Posted By The Stegman

@the_stegman: I rescued a cat from an apartment fire once. Does that count?

No, that's regular hero. If you rescue a kitten from Darkseid's Omega Beams, THEN you'll be a super hero.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

I really like this choice or Arthur

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Posted By Captain13

Awesome.

@superguy1591 said:

He's no king of mine!

Anyway, ay, I hope they don't try to go with the "badass" Aquaman. I like him as the majestic king of the seas Geoff Johns made him, I couldn't stand the lame Bruce Timm angry all the time douche in Justice League.

Big surprise,and you do realize Throne of Atlantis is a shitty remake of the Bruce Timm story don't you?

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Yup, not only did Bruce Timm make Aquaman a huge badass on Superman: TAS and Justice League/JLU, he wanted to make a DCAU Aquaman movie around the time the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman ones came out, but the higher ups didn't let him. He was committed to Aquaman before Johns ripped him off.

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Posted By TheMantisShrimp

@longbowhunter: I'm assuming you are referencing using his blonde hair to distinguish he is part human and or not of the same genetic line as the King. There are other ways to distinguish him as part human. I'm not saying he should not be blonde either, I hope he is blonde. It definitely looks more right to me if he is. I just don't think it's a requirement for a great live action version of Aquaman, but to each their own. Hopefully he is a hit and gets a solo!

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Posted By Saren

The Dolphin That Mounts the World doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but I'm ok with this.