Jason Momoa Reveals His Reaction When Zack Snyder Approached Him About Aquaman

ET Canada sat down with Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and got him to open up about playing Aquaman [...]

ET Canada sat down with Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and got him to open up about playing Aquaman (Arthur Curry), the son of a lighthouse keeper and the Queen of Atlantis, in the DC Cinematic Universe.

To kick things off, the 37-year-old actor shared his reaction to seeing the Justice League trailer — which was released during San Diego Comic Con and prominently featured his character — for the first time. "I was like this is Aquaman propaganda," Momoa told ET Canada. "It was amazing. Zack is just... I love him to death. He's amazing. And he's been... Obviously, it's his vision. He pulled me in to play it. He believed in me. You know, he changed me life. I owe the guy a lot. The stuff that he shot, just seeing the trailer was like, 'Wow!' Because everything that I. brought and wanted to bring, it's all the hopes you want to bring to the character. He made sure that stuffed stayed in there."

When director Zack Snyder initially told him he would play Aquaman, did he worry that he would have to cut his hair and bleach it blonde? "Dude, there was a lot of things that went through my head when he said Aquaman," Momoa admitted. "There were a lot of things that went through my mind. I was thinking like, 'Lobo.' I'm gonna play some kind of bad guy. I'm like, 'Who am I gonna play?' And year, he said Aquaman. I was just like, 'Come again? Pardon me?' And then he explained why. I was like, 'Whoa, buddy. I got your back'"

In June 2014, it was first reported that Momoa snagged the superhero role and would make his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though it took another four month for WB to confirm the news. Funny enough, Momoa actually snagged the part two years before the news broke.

"I signed on to this four or five years ago," he said. "And now we finished Justice League; it's like, 'Wow! It's awesome!' I know I'm going to go do an Aquaman [movie]. You know, you hope you make the right decision. And I'm like, 'I can't wait! I can't wait!'"

Lastly, Momoa was asked if underwater kissing scenes are hard, suggesting a romantic moment with Mera (played by Amber Heard). "Nah, they're easy bro," he shared.


Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The film is being directed by Zack Snyder, based on a screenplay by Chris Terrio. The cast features Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, and Amber Heard as Mera.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 17, 2017.