Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman and Superhero Diversity

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Although we’ve only seen Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel when it comes to confirmed chapters in DC Comics’ currently-brewing cinematic universe, plans for the future are looking quite ambitious. Next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature the big screen introduction of quite a few familiar comic book superheroes, including Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, and Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. The latter of those three today spoke with The Daily Beast about his excitement for what’s to come and about his pride in helping bring about superhero diversity.

“Aquaman is especially cool,” says the former “Game of Thrones” star, “because, being a Kanaka Maoli—being Hawaiian—our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I’m someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired superhero. It’s cool that there’s a brown-skinned superhero.”

Momoa is also particularly excited to bring Aquaman back for both his already-announced solo film and the hugely-anticipated two-part Justice League.

“It’s awesome as an actor to know what your future is going to be,” Momoa continues, “because I have children and I’ve busted my ass to put food on the table. It’s awesome knowing that I’m going to be in ‘Justice League’ because my son is the biggest Batman fan and my daughter loves Wonder Woman. It’ll be cool for them to see me in something, because they’re not going to be watching ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Red Road’ anytime soon, but now they can see Daddy kicking ass in IMAX.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. Justice League: Part One is then set to follow on November 10, 2017 with the solo Aquaman hitting July 27, 2018 before Justice League: Part Two arrives on June 14, 2019.

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