Jason Momoa, the charismatic actor known for his portrayal of Aquaman in the DC cinematic universe, has recently voiced his uncertainty about his future with the franchise. In an exclusive interview with ET, Momoa addressed the speculations surrounding Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, hinting that it might mark his final appearance as the King of Atlantis. This revelation has left fans wondering about the fate of their beloved superhero and the direction that the DC films will take moving forward.
“I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice,” Momoa revealed, shedding light on discussions he had with James Gunn and Peter Safran, the architects of DC’s future film projects. This implies that the decision might not solely be in his hands, with the creative minds behind the franchise considering new directions and opportunities. Momoa subtly hints at the duo’s inclination to “start their own new thing up,” raising doubts about his continued role as Aquaman.
“The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility,” Momoa shared. However, he also confessed, “[But] right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.'” While the actor’s love for the character is evident, he acknowledges the uncertain future and explores the idea of embracing another DC character. Momoa mentions his interest in Lobo, the interstellar mercenary, indicating his willingness to explore different roles within the DC universe.
The DC cinematic universe has undergone significant changes in recent times under the guidance of James Gunn and Peter Safran. Henry Cavill, who was originally set to return as Superman, eventually confirmed his departure to focus on his role in the hit series, The Witcher. However, it was later announced that Cavill would not be playing Superman in the upcoming Superman Legacy, which indicates a shift towards a younger character in the iconic superhero’s story.
Another major development involves Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his highly anticipated portrayal of Black Adam. Johnson revealed on Peacock’s Hart to Heart that the Black Adam film faced setbacks due to the “web of new leadership.” This statement further emphasizes the evolving nature of the DC Studios franchise and the challenges it has encountered along the way.
As fans eagerly await the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on December 22, the uncertainty surrounding Jason Momoa’s future as Aquaman adds an additional layer of intrigue to the film. Will this cinematic adventure see the last of Momoa’s Aquaman, or will it pave the way for a new era with a different actor? Only time will reveal the answers, and fans can only hope that there is still a place for Momoa’s beloved character in the ever-expanding world of DC films.
The future of Jason Momoa in the DC cinematic universe remains uncertain. While he expresses his love and desire to continue playing Aquaman for a long time, external factors and the creative decisions of DC’s architects could shape a different path for the franchise. As the audience eagerly anticipates Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, they can only wait and see what lies ahead for the King of Atlantis and the talented actor who brought him to life.