AQUAMAN (JASON MOMOA)
Holding firm to his belief that a strong man is strongest alone, Arthur Curry is a wildcard. When Bruce tracks him down in a remote Icelandic fishing village, it’s seems a safe bet that no amount of persuading will induce the Aquaman (Jason Momoa) of lore to forego his solitary good works, or his self-imposed solitude.
In other words, Arthur is not a team player. The offspring of a human father and a royal mother from the legendary underwater city of Atlantis, Arthur has never felt truly at home either on land or at sea.
But in the frigid outland he calls home, the man with the wild hair, hulking body, and piercing eyes has discovered some semblance of peace, and he isn’t interested in leaving the fringe community he protects, and that protects his anonymity in return.
JASON MOMOA ABOUT AQUAMAN
Elaborating on the character he plays, Jason Momoa says, “He’s the heir to the throne of Atlantis, but he’s not the king yet. So, as always, he’s between worlds. But here at the frozen ends of the earth, he has a purpose.”
“Arthur is a good man, he helps people who genuinely need him, and he’s found a place where they accept and respect him. He can take off his ‘mask’ here.”
Momoa himself could be considered a somewhat untraditional choice for the character, as the actor doesn’t quite look like typical illustrations of Aquaman, from any era. But it’s an example of Zack Snyder’s tendency to think outside the box—or, perhaps, to look deep inside.
“For me, Jason embodies the spirit and heart of the character,” he offers. “He has a rugged energy and is incredibly smart. This was not a hero we wanted to have a lot of polish, and Jason’s got that little bit of rock n’ roll that makes Aquaman relatable and cool, but at the same time, like all DC supers, aspirational.”
Similar to Wonder Woman’s status as a demi-goddess, Aquaman’s half-Atlantean heritage gives him an ancient, mythical quality, which, in his case, is only further enhanced by his intuitive understanding of Earth’s vast and still largely untapped oceans and the mysteries they hold.
But while Diana grew up on the stories of Amazon history – and has worked out her own feelings on that score – Arthur has yet to begin that personal journey, making him still feel somewhat alien to his place in the world. But when the proverbial wolf is at his own door, joining the League becomes inevitable.
JASON MOMOA ABOUT THE JUSTICE LEAGUE
“When he finds he has a place in the Justice League, that’s when he begins to think he could fit in somewhere,” Momoa observes. “And he can really put his skills to good use.”
Those talents include wielding a gleaming, powerful Trident that can part the sea, exceptional swimming speeds and the ability to breathe on both land and under water.
THE ACTOR – JASON MOMOA (AQUAMAN/ ARTHUR CURRY)
JASON MOMOA is one of Hollywood’s most exciting up-and-coming leading men. In “Justice League,” he reprises the character first seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
He again plays the character in the highly anticipated stand-alone feature “Aquaman,” directed by James Wan, due out in December 2018.
Currently, Momoa stars as the lead of the new Netflix action adventure series “Frontier,” produced by Jeff Fierson and Brad Peyton. He recently produced and starred in the independent action film “Braven,” directed by Lin Oeding, which is currently set for release next year.
Momoa was seen in “The Bad Batch,” directed by award-winning writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour, released summer 2017. He also appeared in the comedy feature “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” opposite Bruce Willis and John Goodman.
DIRECTOR, WRITER AND PRODUCER
As a director, Momoa’s talents were showcased in “Road to Paloma”. It’s a character-driven road movie thriller shot throughout the American Southwest. Momoa co-wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in this independent project.
He has also appeared as the title character in the reboot of “Conan the Barbarian”. Furthermore, he appeared opposite Sylvester Stallone in “Bullet to the Head.”
In television, Momoa starred in the acclaimed Sundance Channel drama “The Red Road.” Previously, he played an integral role in launching HBO’s groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated “Game of Thrones,” with his performance as Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo.