Jason Momoa to play Aquaman
Former ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa is about to get wet. According to multiple reports, he has been cast as the DC Comics iconic sea king — that often ridiculed superhero, Aquaman.
Though Warner Bros has yet to confirm the announcement, it has been widely reported that Momoa is scheduled to debut as the king of Atlantis in the 2016 release of the ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ feature film, starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
The character has previously been played by Alan Ritchson in The WB/The CW’s ‘Smallville’ and Justin Hartley in The CW’s ‘Aquaman’ ill-fated pilot.
Aquaman first appeared in DC Comics in 1941 and is a founding member of the Justice League of America.
Although ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is technically said to be both a sequel of sorts to Man of Steel and a reboot of Batman on the big screen, the movie is also shaping up to be a launch pad for the highly anticipated Justice League movie currently slated for 2017.
Momoa is best known for his eye-popping and frequently shirtless role as Khal Dorgo in HBO’s hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. He also starred as Conan in 2011’a ‘Conan the Barbarian’ movie reboot.
We sure can deal with looking at Momoa wearing supernatural speedos, seeing him in as little clothes as possible, dripping wet from the water, droplets falling from his hair, sun shining down… you get the picture.