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Jason Momoa attended the Justice League Press Conference in London on November 03, 2017. Our gallery has been updated with the photos, check them out:

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By Mily Nov 09, 2017 Justice League Press 0 Comments

Check out the first interviews from the Justice League press junket:

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By Mily Nov 09, 2017 Justice League Press 0 Comments

In a new interview for EW Jason talks about Justice League and describes Aquaman as “a reluctant hero”. Check the full interview bellow:

In a key battle scene from DC’s superteam smash-up, Jason Momoa’s aquatic metahuman Arthur joins Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in the sky to attack the nefarious extraterrestrial parademons. “It’s one of the coolest scenes in the movie,” says Momoa, on the phone from Australia, where he’s currently filming his character’s solo spinoff (due next December). “I originally ride the Batmobile. I jump off with my trident – my trusty pitchfork – and stab parademons. They pull me up into the sky, so I basically fight them in the air. I get to bite into their wings, and tear their wings off. He falls to the ground, and Cyborg saves him. My character’s kind of savage.”

Kind of? Towering over six feet tall, sporting a metal-band beard, Momoa seems like a bold departure from the blond-haired, green-bootied Aquaman that launched a hundred Entourage jokes. According to Momoa, that was director Zack Snyder’s intention. “When Zack was creating the character, he really wanted this Outlaw Josey Wales type, someone who’s the outsider,” says the actor. “He wasn’t really accepted on land, and not really accepted in Atlantis. That was kind of an interesting thing for me with this character. I could relate to it, coming from Iowa and being Hawaiian. I grew up in Iowa, it’s a great place. But I’m born in Hawaii. Half my family’s in Iowa, half my family’s in Hawaii. Not being fully accepted in either, I can definitely relate.”

Within the superteam, the undersea superhero is “a devil’s advocate, more of a reluctant hero,” Momoa says. “I’m kind of the one who doubts everything.” While admitting that the look of his character is different from the conventional incarnation, Momoa considers the Aquaman of the DC Extended Universe as a natural adaptation of the original character. “We’re definitely trying to honor the comics,” he explains. “Polynesian people, obviously, we have tons of water gods. It’s kind of a neat thing that there’s a brown-skinned superhero.”

When we meet him in Justice League, Arthur’s living in Iceland, far away from his native Atlantis. “We just don’t know all the reasons why,” Momoa explains, “What made him want to run away, to be away. And I think that’s what we find in Aquaman, in the solo movie. You gonna find out why he is the way that he is, and why he’s wandered so far away.” While on the phone with EW, the actor is in the middle of a makeup session (“You’re in the midst of me getting fully tattooed”), but his exuberance is palpable when he describes the scope of director James Wan’s vision for Arthur’s solo journey. “You just get the time to understand who he is. That’s the beauty of the origin. You get to see where he grew up, how he was treated,” Momoa says. “There’s gonna be huge battle scenes underwater that feel like you’re in space!”

First up is Justice League, and some famous costars playing famous superpowered icons. But let’s get serious here: What was it like working with the trident? “Her name’s Bernadette,” Momoa says. We smell a spin-off!

By Mily Nov 03, 2017 Justice League Press 0 Comments

In a recent interview Jason talks a little bit more about his character Aquaman. Check the video below:

By Mily Nov 01, 2017 Jason Momoa Press 0 Comments

Jason Momoa talks to American Way. Check out the full interview:

It’s golden hour at Hastings Point, a picturesque surfers’ beach 70-odd miles south of Brisbane, and Jason Momoa is getting antsy.

The 38-year-old American actor has been preening for hours, and he’s not entirely at ease with the situation. “Sorry to ruin your moment,” he says to a nearby couple trying to have a romantic moment. “I don’t normally pet myself in front of a bunch of people.”

Momoa is on Australia’s east coast to film Aquaman, the $300 million fantasy flick, due out next year, in which he plays the lead opposite Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard. Until now, his most visible role has been the brutal warrior Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. His latest film projects, though, will potentially catapult him into a different category of fame, and he’s learning that this sort of success comes with a price.

The photographer prods him to loosen up—More smolder! Less frown! And despite her best efforts, Momoa will not be charmed into taking off his shirt. At one point, he mutters to nobody in particular, “I’m not a model, I’m an actor.”

There’s no denying that Momoa is an exceptionally striking man. His mix of Hawaiian, Irish, German and Native American ancestry has endowed him with an olive complexion and green eyes. He stands 6’5” and weighs just over 230 pounds, with tousled hair, a robust beard and musculature that makes Phidias’s Zeus at Olympia look a little scrawny. And if all that wasn’t manly enough, he arrived solo at today’s shoot on a large Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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By Mily Oct 31, 2017 Jason Momoa Press 0 Comments

In a recent interview to SAMDB, Jason talks about Justice League and reveals that he has read the Batman script lines for his Aquaman audition. Check out the interview:

What went through your mind when director Zack Snyder first approached you about playing Arthur Curry / Aquaman and reinventing this iconic Super Hero for a new generation?

When Zack first approached me, it was a bit of a mystery because when I went in for the audition, he wanted me to read for Batman – and Ben [Affleck] had already been cast in the role by that point. So, I knew something fishy was going on and just read the lines with a lot of attitude, like I didn’t care what was on the page [laughs]! And then Zack said to me, ‘Do you know who I want you to play?’ I said, ‘Oh, yeah, I’ll be a villain or some bad dude who comes in and fights Batman – sounds like fun.’ He said, ‘I want you to play Aquaman.’

So, I was just standing there, kind of in shock. All I could think of was the traditional Aquaman from the comics – who is white and blond and wears the orange and green costume. I thought he had to be joking… but Zack had this look on his face. He said, ‘Hear me out,’ and told me that he wanted the Aquaman in this film to be an outsider, along the lines of Clint Eastwood’s character, the Outlaw Josey Wales. I was born in Hawaii and raised in Iowa, and basically grew up an outsider, so I could definitely identify with that. I also liked that Arthur is a half-breed – half-Atlantean and half-human – and was really interested in the idea of him being this brown-skinned Super Hero who is part of two worlds but doesn’t belong to either one. I think that’s pretty special. And me being a Hawaiian, Aquaman’s mythology also resonated with me because we have water gods in our culture – and that goes for many islands. That’s why it feels like such an honor to play this guy.

How much did you know about the Justice League prior to becoming involved in the film? Were you a comic book or Super Hero fan growing up?

Absolutely. I was a big comic book fan. I read a lot of different comics when I was a kid, and obviously loved Batman and Super Hero movies in general. When Tim Burton’s Batman came out, it just blew my mind; I was amazed by that film. But I hadn’t read a lot of Justice League prior to this film, so I did my research. I also had the opportunity to meet with [producer] Geoff Johns, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge about Aquaman and the entire DC universe.

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