Stop asking “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa if he is going to play Aquaman in “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” because according to HitFix reported on Saturday, he is.
The news hasn’t been confirmed by Warner Bros. but the news site seemed pretty confident Momoa would definitely play the aquatic superhero in the 2016 action film. HitFix also said director Zack Snyder finished his designs for the character, which means Momoa could start filming soon.
The “GoT” star has long been rumored to be the choice to play Arthur Curry/Aquaman, at least since December, and by May the actor was sick of being asked about the casting gossip.
“No. Stop asking me. It’s so annoying. Sorry, you’re not annoying,” he reportedly said at the Motor City Comic Con, according to ComicBook.com, before he spotted the questioner’s press badge. “Oh, you’re the press? Get the f*ck out of here. Here, put this in there -- you’re a (expletive), you’re a (expletive).”
Momoa was “just playing,” but he began to elaborate on the constant rumors.
“I think it started when people said ‘What superhero would you play?’ And I’d say Batman and Superman, they’d be awesome together,” he said.
“Then people were like, ‘He’s in 'Batman vs. Superman'!’ I’m like, I really like Lobo. ‘HE’S LOBO!!’ And then some asshole was like ‘He’s Aquaman!’”
“And I’m like -- what did you just call me?” he continued. “Where the (expletive) do you pull out Aquaman? Seriously … And then it shows up on the Internet. Not that it’s a bad rumor.”
From that interview it would seem he wasn’t going to play Aquaman, but HitFix seemed confident the HBO star had landed the gig.
“Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is set to hit theaters May 6, 2016. The film contains A-list actors like: Amy Adams has been cast Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill (of course) as Clark Kent/Superman, and controversially Ben Afleck as Batman.
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