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Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman in the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” a sequel to 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
The Hawaiian-born actor took on the role of Conan in 2011’s “Conan the Barbarian” but is most known for his short gig as Khal Drogo in the first season of “Game of Thrones.”
While Momoa doesn’t sport the light skin or blonde locks as the underwater-dwelling superhero, he does have the physique to take on the part. He’s been in the rumor mill for quite some time now and according to director Zack Snyder, he has the image for him already designed, so they can start shooting the film soon.
Momoa joins the already controversial cast including Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman.
The inclusion of Aquaman in this film only further proves that it will lead into the first live-action film of the DC superhero team, the Justice League of America (the film’s subtitle isn’t very subtle). Aquaman, along with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, founded the Justice League. All that is missing is the Flash and Green Lantern, best friends and well liked by comic book fans. The Green Lantern in this film however will be a different version of the character that was played by Ryan Reynolds in the ill-received 2011 film “Green Lantern.” The CW will air “The Flash” in the upcoming fall season of television, that is a spinoff of another DC comics superhero series, “Arrow.” It’s been unconfirmed if both shows are included in the new DC Cinematic Universe, a rival to Marvel’s, but rumor has it that both Flash and Green Lantern will co-star in a film in this newly established universe.
Despite fan protest and constant backlash at the cast, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be released worldwide on May 6, 2016.