Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman’s “Internal Conflicts”


DC Extended Universe has begun, and with it came the announcement that Game of Thrones alum, Jason Momoa, would be taking on the Lord of Atlantis, Aquaman, in his very own film, and he revealed to HNGN that it will involve a complex origin story and that his titular superhero will be struggling with “internal conflicts”.

He’s the only one that’s both a human and a god… I want to see him struggle with the fact that he has these powers, and he doesn’t know how to handle them. That he hasn’t been trained.

Although no main villain has been officially announced, it has become apparent that Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman will Not only be suffering from internal struggles of his own, but will also be battling several antagonists.

In the comic books, Aquaman is introduced as the son of a lighthouse keeper until he discovers that his mother is the queen of Atlantis.  Young Arthur eventually began developing superhuman abilities, including the ability to breathe underwater and communicate with marine animals.

DC executive CCO Geoff Johns also hinted at Aquaman’s conflict between being an ordinary human and a powerful god.

[Aquaman’s] very strong… He grows up not really feeling like he belongs in either world. So he’s man trapped between two worlds, but has a responsibility to protect both of them.

Aquaman is scheduled to be released on July 27, 2018.  It will be directed by James Wan based on a screenplay by David Johnson and Kurt Johnstad.  Zack Snyder, Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder will serve as producers.