Jason Momoa is Researching the New 52 Aquaman for the DCEU

Friday, 23 October 2015 - 3:36PM
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Friday, 23 October 2015 - 3:36PM
Jason Momoa is Researching the New 52 Aquaman for the DCEU
Jason Momoa was on hand to discuss all of his geeky roles at Dallas Comic Con this year, including Ronan in Stargate: Atlantis, Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian, and of course, Aquaman in the upcoming slate of DC Comics films. He revealed that they'll be doing some "new things" with the character, and that the comics inspiration will primarily be the New 52 version of the character.



When promotional materials first came out for Momoa's take on Aquaman, some fans were skeptical. DC fans are skeptical of the character in general, as his powers are notoriously lame, while Aquaman fans were uneasy about Momoa's appearance, as he looks considerably different from his comics counterpart. In the Dallas Comic Con panel, Momoa urged fans to "keep an open mind," as they are "trying new things" with the character, but "it'll all be there, and I think you'll really love it."



He also told fans the comics he's been using for research, which may shed light on his inspiration for the character:

Opening quote
"So, there's not really a lot of spoilers I can give away. But the research I've done on the New 52 stuff with Geoff Johns, and just researching who he is, he's amazing. He's got a lot of powers. He's extremely tough. He's super strong. But I'm excited about... there's a big beautiful map laid out and I wish I could carry it with me. It'll come out soon enough and you'll see just how big it's going to be."
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It's probably inevitable that they are going to alter the character from the comics somewhat, just to ensure that he's a force to be reckoned with and a fitting inclusion into the Justice League. But it's also a relief to know that Momoa is actively becoming aware of the version of the character in the comics, so he can pay homage to them as much as possible.

Aquaman will first appear in Batman v Superman on March 25, 2016, and Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017. His solo movie is slated to come out on July 27, 2018.
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