Last week Jason Momoa, our silver-screen Aquaman, participated in a Ubisoft event for their newest game For Honor. Jason was interviewed by Digital Trends about if he would like to see an Aquaman game, but he choose to talk about the new film instead:
“I read the (Aquaman) script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. 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. 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.”
Momoa got his big break on Game of Thrones as the Dothraki leader Khal Drogo, which lead to his Aquaman gig. Momoa ran into director Zack Snyder at a training facility which led to talks about Aquaman.
“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.”
Aquaman is usually the butt of DC jokes, but from the newest photos and clips we think that will change forever. I’ll certainly take seeing him without a shirt on any day!
Aquaman begins shooting in May in Australia. The film’s release date is set for October 5th, 2018.