In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jason Momoa seems to back up reports that his Aquaman is not featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice too much. He hasn't shot any action scenes, teasing that its Clark and Bruce's movie, not his. He goes onto talk about his solo movie, Justice League Part 1, and what it was like to see Aquaman revealed for the first time, which came earlier than expected.
Promoting his series The Red Road, Jason Momoa claims that the Aquaman reveal will actually help his show. He then goes onto say that he has not been involved in 'too much action' in terms of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, hinting that he won't have much to do until Justice League hits a year later in 2017. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has wrapped, there is the possibility he could be called in for reshoots. But an earlier report claims that he is only in two minor scenes that don't see him participating too much. He says:
"No, we haven't done too much on the action yet. You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I'm looking forward to it. Henry's a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I'm really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League. [This movie is] Batman and Superman, it's not my movie. It's the first time in history to have them both on the screen together, and I'm just excited to see those two up there."
He then goes onto talk about seeing the image for the first time. We weren't supposed to get it until next year, but director Zack Snyder had a change of heart, calling the actor first to let him know what was about to happen.
That was a shocker for sure. It was supposed to be a surprise in 2016, so it definitely helps [our show]. I've been holding that secret for a long time. Zack Snyder called me up and said, "I'm posting this picture now." He's just a genius and I love him to death. He sent it over and we're in the middle of the editing suite for the thing I'm doing right now, and we all freaked out, man. It was so amazing to see it come out."
Many believe that a scene in Man of Steel involving a young Clark, an oil rig explosion and a couple of whales alludes to Aquaman's presence in that first film. While Jason Momoa doesn't pretend to have any prior knowledge of an Aquaman cameo in that franchise starter, he doesn't put it past Zack Snyder to have set that up in such a manner:
"Well, you know, I think that's left for the genius of Snyder to kind of reveal that. There's definitely a plan in this whole universe that he's designing, and it's amazing to be a part of it. I think everything that you see that is building, there's a purpose behind the whole plan. So I wouldn't want to take anything away from Zack, because he loves revealing all those things. And... you never know, man."
He goes onto compare this experience to his portrayal of Conan the Barbarian in the 2011 reboot, calling the two jobs quite different in many respects:
"The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing. There's so many things to tell, and there's a whole backstory that's just amazing. There's a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, he's been cast aside. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy. Conan was really hard, because you have 15 different types of fans and so many things to respect and honor. To do it right it's got to be bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody, and not a lot of people go see that anymore. It's not the '80s anymore. It's a really hard format. We busted ass, but there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on that one. What's great about this is Zack, man. We don't want to just reinvent it, but he's a got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I'm really honored to be playing it. I'm excited for the world to see it."
What do you think? Is Jason Momoa in the process of creating the greatest interpretation of Aquaman DC Comics has every seen? Or is it too still early to comment?