Jason Momoa Gets a Clean Canvas To Paint His AQUAMAN
Khal Drogo, a character that became an instant hit with fans of Game of Thrones. He resembled in look and mannerisms a young Conan if he was never enslaved and was born to a barbaric village in the times of dragons and sword swinging undead. This obvious similarity could have simply been the doing of the script and character itself, more so tapping into Jason Momoa’s previous barbarian experience rather than creating a fresher one.
Now, the man who ruled the Dothraki is coming to the DCEU as Aquaman with consistent parts in the upcoming Justice League movie and a stand alone film for the King of Atlantis, establishing a character that has not been brought to the big screen until he took the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is every actor’s dream, at least I think it is, to have the opportunity to essentially set the foundation for how fans will remember their character, much like how Michael Keaton established a blueprint for Batman.
In an interview with GQ, Jason Mamoa gave us an idea of what kind of Aquaman we will see:
“He’s a half-breed. But he’s the best of both worlds. He just doesn’t know how to handle his powers. So it’s kind of a coming of age for a young man to a man, or a man to a king. He’s lost a lot of things and he’s got to cope…”.
We can assume his story will be one of self discovery and accepting his destiny as the bridge between the sea and land. We can also assume, from some of the trailers, that Jason Momoa will bring that rugged man of the wild attitude to Arthur Curry with a little bit of arrogance.
The only thing that worries me is we have already seen a comic book character come to the big screen with some of those qualities, Thor. Will Jason Momoa be able to really establish a new mark with the Aquaman character? We will have to wait until December 21, 2018 to find out.