Jason Momoa in Aquaman and the lost kingdom suit

Ahead Of Aquaman 2, Jason Momoa Recalls His Honest Reaction When Zack Snyder Offered Him The Role Of The DC Hero

Aquaman looks good on Jason Momoa. But let’s be honest here, when the actor was first cast in the role, it was a bit of a surprise. At the time, Momoa was best known for playing Game Of Thrones‘fierce warlord Khal Drogo, making his nabbing the role of a big league superhero like the king of Atlantis somewhat unexpected. And ahead of the highly anticipated sequel’s release, Momoa recalled his own honest reaction when he was first offered the part by Zack Snyder.

Jason Momoa was cast as the aquatic Justice Leaguer in the summer of 2014 to make a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justiceduring the time when Zack Snyder was planting the seeds for his now defunct “Snyderverse”. Upon recent reflection of being DC’s Aquaman, the actor shared this:

When Zack told me he wanted me to play Aquaman, I was like, ‘What? that’s like the farthest thing [from what I thought] I would ever be. Then he laid it out and I thought, ‘Why can’t it be someone of Polynesian descent?’

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