Jason Momoa cuts a confident figure at the best of times. But fronting the new DC installment Aquaman, the 37-year old believes he is about to star in something truly special. The October 5, 2018 premiere will mark the standalone introduction of the character after appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
With Australian James Wan taking the reigns as director alongside a cast that boasts the likes of Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard, Momoa is of the opinion that this title could set a new benchmark for the franchise. Despite The Batman and The Flash thrown into chaos behind the scenes, The Bad Batch star has no doubt that his superhero flick will be a winner.
Fish Out Of Water - Aquaman Heading On A Wild Adventure
Speaking with Digital Trends, the actor talked about the lengths the blockbuster has gone to by delivering a film that won't exactly be sticking to convention.
"I read the (Aquaman) script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this," he remarked. "It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater."
Pinpointing other favorite titles of his, Momoa outlines that the filmmakers took inspiration from some vintage adventure classics to make it a reality.
"So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to. So I’ve never really seen anything like it. I think it would be an absolutely amazing game and that would be the greatest character in the world."
DC Had Balls To Take This Step: Momoa
Scoring his big break in Game of Thrones, Momoa explained that Justice League director Zack Snyder appreciated his work and saw the right ingredients to make a DC superhero.
"Zack Snyder is a huge fan of Game of Thrones and I met him in the training stunt facility that I train at and I guess he really liked me because he later called me into his office and we talked about playing Aquaman. He had a really cool vision for what he wanted to do and how he wanted me to look. It’s kind of Zack’s baby," argued Momoa.
Asked if the character of Arthur Curry was cool enough following his role as Conan the Barbarian, Momoa believes it was not a simple task.
"Well, I think that’s really f***ing hard, John (interviewer), because I’m getting made fun of a little bit," the action star recalls. "But the cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things. I really think it’s the right time. It’s really cool. Zack is one of those perspectives on it and DC is really getting behind it. It was a ballsy step. They did it, and I’m extremely happy with the world they’ve created. It’s an honor to be part of this."
Source: Digital Trends