Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa to play Aquaman for four DC Comics films

  

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Jason Momoa has signed up to play Aquaman in four films.

The 35-year-old actor revealed he has agreed to portray the sea-based DC Comics superhero in three further movies after he appears in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Momoa insists the character is going to be ‘bad-a**’ and he can’t wait for people to see him on screen.

More to come! Jason Momoa revealed during a panel at Comic-Con Experience in Brazil that he has inked a deal to portray the comic book character Aquaman in four more films; here the actor is pictured in New York in July

More to come! Jason Momoa revealed during a panel at Comic-Con Experience in Brazil that he has inked a deal to portray the comic book character Aquaman in four more films; here the actor is pictured in New York in July

He revealed his DC film deal during a panel appearance at the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, adding: ‘He will be a bad-a**, otherwise they wouldn’t cast me for the role.’

At the event, Momoa also revealed he wants Zack Snyder – who helmed Man of Steel and will take control of the sequel and subsequent Justice League films – to direct the standalone Aquaman movie due for release in July 2018.

As well as Momoa, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will see Henry Cavill back as Superman, Ben Affleck portraying Batman, Jesse Eisenberg appearing as villain Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as butler Alfred Pennyworth, Amy Adams returning as Lois Lane and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

'He will be bad-a**': Jason admitted his character Aquaman (pictured) will be tough, 'otherwise they wouldn't have cast me for the role'

‘He will be bad-a**’: Jason admitted his character Aquaman (pictured) will be tough, ‘otherwise they wouldn’t have cast me for the role’

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is now in post-production is due for relase on March 25, 2016. 

Currently, the Game Of Thrones star is the only actor attached to the standalone Aquaman film, which is slated for release on July 27, 2018.  

When Momoa was first confirmed as Aquaman in October, MTV approached George R.R. Martin, the executive producer of Game Of Thrones, who revealed it was ‘extradinary’ that Jason had nabbed the role.

He's an action star: Momoa starred opposite Emilia Clarke in a scene from the first season of Game Of Thrones

He’s an action star: Momoa starred opposite Emilia Clarke in a scene from the first season of Game Of Thrones

‘Jason Momoa is fantastic. He was wonderful as Khal Drogo. I wish we could’ve kept him for another ten seasons,’ the novelist shared with the music website. 

Jason first got his start with a role on Baywatch, and has since starred in numerous action-packed shows, including Conan The Barbarian.

More recently, the actor could be seen on the SundanceTV drama, The Red Road.

As for his personal life, Momoa has been married to actress Lisa Bonet since 2007 and they have two children together.

He was born in Hawaii and is the nephew of surfers Rusty and Brian Keaulana. 

In demand: Since leaving Game Of Thrones on the second season, the actor nabbed a spot on the SundanceTV series, The Red Road; here he is pictured at a photocall for the show in Beverly Hills in April

In demand: Since leaving Game Of Thrones on the second season, the actor nabbed a spot on the SundanceTV series, The Red Road; here he is pictured at a photocall for the show in Beverly Hills in April

 


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