‘I’ll always be Aquaman’ but I might play others in DCU as well
With rumors swirling that Jason Momoa might give up his role as Aquaman in the DC Universe, the actor recently said that he will always be the character, but that he could play other roles in the DCU as well.
Speaking to Variety, Momoa’s future as Aquaman came up. The actor was asked about his last meeting with DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, which Momoa said went well in a recent video. Momoa reiterated that it was a great meeting, then later said that no one is going to come in and take Aquaman away from him, before noting that he could be a ton of characters another to play if he wanted.
“I will always be Aquaman. Nobody comes in there and takes shit,” said Momoa. “There may be other characters as well. I can play other things, too. I can be funny and sassy and charming.”
The comments come amid previous reports that Momoa’s future in the DCU could be changing. A report from The Hollywood Reporter notes that Momoa may end up playing the underwater hero after starring as Aquaman in the next sequel. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomwhich will be released on December 25, 2023. After that, Momoa may transition to the character of Lobo, a rogue alien who works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.
Although Lobo has not been used extensively in any live-action properties, his outward appearance matches the type of characters Gunn has worked on in previous comic book films, including members of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Suicide Squad.