Actor Jason Momoa will soon be seen reprising the role of DC underwater superhero Aquaman in the soon-to-be-released film of the same name. The actor is currently busy doing interviews and promotional for the film.
During a recent interview with Fox Chicago’s Jake Hamilton, Momoa revealed before he bagged the Aquaman role, he auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“Yeah I kind of visualized, because it was a generic kind of just general scene from the Christian Bale movie The Dark Knight and I just, it was a big casting call so I knew a lot of people were going to be doing it and I just felt like it was a booby trap and I just didn’t want to do it,” Momao said.
The Aquaman actor went on to describe how his performance for the audition scene was like.
“So, we did it and I just pretended like Batman got killed in an alleyway and I picked it up and tried to play him like I was just down and out, poor, over it, just done wrong and he wasn’t afraid to punch even good people in the face, I just played him completely opposite“ Momoa added. “And just go like unforgivable about certain things but also like flawed, like the kind of person who would jump off a cliff and figure out on the way down what we’re going to do.”
Momoa revealed his audition impressed Zack Snyder enough to consider him for the role of Aquaman, the King of Atlantis in DC’s cinematic universe.
“So, they liked that and then I got called in about probably two to three weeks later and that’s when Zack laid it down and said ‘I want you to play Aquaman’, which was completely like ‘Excuse me?,’” the actor said.
Momoa made his debut as the underwater superhero in Batman vs. Superman before getting a full-time role in Justice League and then a solo movie finally.
Aquaman recently had a special screening in New York City and Momoa took to Instagram to post videos and pictures of him holding Aquaman’s trident while standing in the middle of fans in the New York streets. He was accompanied by director James Wan and co-stars Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson.
You can check out the video and pictures below.
Aquaman will arrive in theaters on December 21, 2018.
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