Jason Momoa on How 'Aquaman' Tells an Origin Story

After yesterday's CinemaCon panel, fans are eager to find out more about Warner Bros. upcoming Aquaman solo film. And according to the film's star, fans are in for a unique sort of tale (pun intended).

Entertainment Tonight recently got a chance to talk to Jason Momoa, who will reprise his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the upcoming venture. While fans were first introduced to his somewhat-prickly persona in Justice League, Aquaman will apparently see him coming into his own.

"I think after Justice League, everyone got a pretty refreshing look at what Zack [Snyder] intended for Aquaman." Momoa explained. "He's a little grump and gruffy. Now, we get to know why he's that way. We're in the origin story, and we're going to find out why he wasn't loved in Atlantis and why he wasn't loved on the surface. Now he has something that's beautiful that can help the world...And it's someone bringing it out of you even though you don't think you have it."

Momoa echoed a similar sort of sentiment to ComicBook.com right before Justice League's release, hinting that Arthur's origins would take on a larger-than-life scale.

"Surpassing Justice League, this moment in time is his call to become king." Momoa told ComicBook.com last year. "The only thing that can save Atlantis is me fighting my own brother. There's a big battle, and there's an epic [fight]. It's also a big road movie, because we travel all over the world. It's got that Star Wars quality of gigantic ships and guys riding sharks. It's going to be this whole world you've never seen before. You're going to see him start as this guy who probably rides bikes, works on cars. You get to see him this one way as kind of a dirty, dark, drunkard, and then turn into this regal king."

And while it's unknown exactly when fans will begin to see that transformation in a trailer or otherwise, it sounds like hype for the film is pretty high.

"It's going great." Yahya Abdul-Mateen, who plays the villainous Black Manta, revealed late last year. "The scale is epic and this movie is going to be so good! I can't say too much, but in the hands of [director] James Wan and with Jason Momoa at the helm, I think people are going to be really happy with it."

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Aquaman will land in theaters on December 21st.