Just one day after Jason Momoa's Batman Vs. Superman casting rumor was shot down, another unconfirmed story has emerged that Josh Holloway is being "strongly considered" for an unspecified role in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.
There is speculation that he might be playing Aquaman, although that has not been confirmed by DC Comics or Warner Bros. However, with the inclusion of Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), it's possible that the studio is setting the table for their long-awaited Justice League movie. It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see Aquaman show up in this adventure for even just a cameo.
The problem with this casting rumor is that Josh Holloway seems a little too perfect for Aquaman. Jason Momoa would have been the less conventional choice. And that's where this franchise currently keeps landing, delivering one controversial cast member after the next. Also, we heard earlier that Aquaman was not going to show up here.
It should be noted that Warner Bros. and DC Comics also have 'inside sources' sprinkled about that are purposely throwing out misinformation to keep fans occupied, and their eyes off what is really going on. This smells like another fun 'what if' more than anything else.
Henry Cavill (Superman), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) are confirmed to return for the sequel, although there have been a slew of casting rumors over the past few months regarding all sorts of various characters. DC icons such as Lex Luthor (Joaquin Phoenix, Terry O'Quinn, Denzel Washington), Nightwing (Adam Driver, Penn Badgley, Ezra Miller) and Mr. Mxyzptlk (Larry David) have all been teased, although we have yet to receive any official confirmation.
If Aquaman were to show up in the movie, it would only be a cameo, and it would be held as a surprise for fans. Don't look for an official casting announcement on this anytime soon.
Zack Snyder is directing from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Production is scheduled to begin this spring in Michigan. Josh Holloway will next be seen on the big screen in Sabotage, arriving April 11, and he currently stars in the new CBS TV series Intelligence.