Prospects for Jason Momoa’s Continued Role as Aquaman Appear Dim, According to the Star Himself

Jason Momoa Opens Up About the Future of the Aquaman Franchise

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom lead, Jason Momoa, is sharing candid thoughts on the potential conclusion of his portrayal as Arthur Curry.

Prospects for Jason Momoa's Continued Role as Aquaman Appear Dim, According to the Star Himself
Prospects for Jason Momoa’s Continued Role as Aquaman Appear Dim, According to the Star Himself

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight this week, Momoa acknowledged that his time embodying the Aquaman character may be reaching its conclusion. He expressed, “I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice.” Momoa explained that DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are eager to initiate a new direction for the franchise.

Despite a third Aquaman film not being part of Gunn and Safran’s slate announcement in January, Momoa remains optimistic about the character’s future. He mentioned, “The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility. But right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.'”

As a passionate ocean activist, Momoa has consistently expressed his affection for the Aquaman character and envisions more growth for the superhero in additional films. He stated, “I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time. I kind of see where I would want it to go. And even in the next 10 years or so, like, there’s a lot of cool things they can do. And I do enjoy the role and the world. So, I mean, it just comes down to if people love it.”

James Gunn has referred to movies outside their new cohesive vision, such as Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman sequel, as “Elseworlds” entries. This classification may offer hope for future Aquaman installments, and Momoa is willing to reprise the role if Gunn and Safran express interest. He stated, “If there’s a place in their world for me, I would love to be a part of it. This is my home. Warner and DC is definitely my home. So, that’s all I’ll say.”

Director James Wan, when asked about shooting a third Aquaman film in September, expressed uncertainty about the future. “I don’t know,” he stated. “This film has taken up so, so much of my life, so much of my time, all I can think about now is taking a long break.”

Momoa initially gained recognition as Arthur in 2017’s Justice League before headlining his standalone superhero film in 2018. The much-anticipated sequel to the character, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” makes its splash in theaters on Dec. 20.

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