Now that we know Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is in fact a prequel to Justice League, it was only a matter of time before official news broke out that more characters will be introduced alongside the new version of Batman and the first ever of Wonder Woman. Certain Justice League characters have been speculated and rumored for some time, but now we have official news on that front.
Another core member of the JL will be joining the super powered trio in DC’s biggest movie ever, the King of Atlantis. And the actor to bring him to the big screen? None other than Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa. He has been officially cast as Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman in Batman V Superman, which most likely means having a solo movie in the near future and appearing in other DCU movies for years to come.
With Batman coming after Superman after the whole destruction of Metropolis thing, it would make total sense that the king of the sea could be pretty pissed off at Supes as well because of what the World Engine did to ocean life at the end of Man of Steel. Only those behind the scenes know how he becomes involved, we just know he now is!
I for one love that Aquaman will be part of this DC Universe and Justice League. He isn’t the most popular amongst fans, but he has come back very strong as of late with the New 52 reboot series. He is a personal favorite of mine and I can’t wait to see the very first movie version of him. From the looks of Zack Snyder’s Superman, I imagine it will be a very dark version of Mr. Curry. As for the casting, Jason Momoa wasn’t my first, second, or third choice – but it does interest and intrigue me very much. I do think he can bring something to the role and I’m excited to see what that is.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will open on May 6th, 2016. Directed by Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Jason Momoa.