Jason Momoa may be riding into the sunset of a Western after the Aquaman actor steps off of the “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” set. The action star is reportedly eyeing a potential role in a remake of “The Magnificent Seven.”
Momoa will have plenty more chances to jump into the wetsuit for the Justice League movie in 2017 and his superhero’s own standalone film in 2018. According to Variety, the deal for the 35-year-old former "Game of Thrones" star to join “The Magnificent Seven” is not yet final. The busy Momoa, also a “Red Road” regular on Sundance TV, has starred in similar feature films, like the “Conan the Barbarian” remake and “Bullet to the Head.”
Antoine Fuqua will direct the cast playing seven gunmen who take up the noble cause of defending an impoverished village against bandits. Other gunslingers signed on to the project include Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Luke Grimes, Haley Bennet, Chris Pratt and Vincent D’Onofrio.
The original 1960 version of “The Magnificent Seven” starred Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson and was directed by John Sturges. And that Hollywood classic was a remake of the wildly popular Japanese import from legendary director Akira Kurosawa, 1954’s “Seven Samurai.”
“The Magnificent Seven” is scheduled to open in theaters Jan. 13, 2017.