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5 More Super Heroes For Jason Momoa

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Listen, we all know that Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s been rumored for a while and accepted as a cold hard fact by most of the comic book community, but the actor himself refuses to confirm his involvement in the next DC Comics film. He recently appeared at the Evolution Expo in Oakland, California and remained vague about his potential journey under the sea.

While the words “aqua” and “man” may not have been uttered in the same sentence, he did share a few of his thoughts regarding the types of heroes he would like to play one day. “I think it would be really, really fun to play a superhero,” he said, specifying that he views himself as more of an anti-hero. “I don’t see myself in tights a lot… So, not the smiling, parading to saving the world kind of guy.” If Momoa won’t confirm that he’s bringing an edge to Aquaman, we’ll just have to cast him in five other roles; if this rumor turns out to be false, here’s hoping he ends up as one of these guys.



If he’s not going to play DC’s king of Atlantis, then he ought to try his hand at Marvel’s. With his arrogant attitude and headstrong demeanor, the Sub-Mariner fits much more in line with Momoa’s preferred style of brash hero than the altruistic Aquaman. Of course there’s the whole matter of Namor’s film rights; the character’s currently the only super hero claimed by Universal, meaning that any Namor film will be a standalone affair, completely unaffiliated with any existing super hero franchise. For that reason alone, it’s probably in the actor’s best interests to rule the oceans over at Warner Bros. as Aquaman.


2 Cable

With time travel and Apocalypse already in play as part of Fox’s growing X-Men film franchise, it’s only a matter of time before they introduce Cable. The hardened, militaristic, gun-toting cyborg is a fan favorite and one of the few characters from the early ’90s boom to survive—and thrive—in the ensuing two decades. Momoa’s imposing 6’4″ frame would look even more intimidating when half coated in techno-organic metal, and he’s got the exact right amount of commanding presence to build an entire team of mutants like X-Force around.


3 Lobo

In addition to Aquaman, Momoa’s also been attached to the role of the interstellar bounty hunter named Lobo. While those rumors didn’t pan out, we have to admit it makes perfect sense. The ultimate bastich needs someone to play him that simultaneously exudes menace and a crazy level of cool. Have you seen pictures of the guy? Momoa does that effortlessly. It doesn’t hurt that the actor’s fully aware of the character and has talked pretty openly about how cool it would be to play him. We’re not sure where a mercenary like Lobo would fit in with the fledgling DC Cinematic Universe, but it probably wouldn’t be hard to work him in considering the gritty tone established in Man of Steel.


4 Ares

Marvel Studios could snatch Momoa up and cast him as any one of their big bruiser characters. Khal Drogo would make perfect sense as Marvel’s version of Ares, the God of War. While the character initially started off as a bad guy, he eventually came around and joined the Mighty Avengers after the events of Civil War. His history as both a hero and a villain means he could pop up in any number of places in the rapidly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Drop him on the streets of Manhattan in Netflix’s Defenders, or pit him against Thor in the next Thor film. Just picture Momoa swinging a big axe around and tell us this wouldn’t be awesome.



So far there’s only one classic member of the Justice League left unaccounted for between all the casting news and franchise installments listed on the possibly genuine film slate: Martian Manhunter. Screenwriter David Goyer made headlines and caused headaches with a few disparaging comments about the fan favorite Leaguer, but maybe he’d change his mind if he saw the tough-as-nails Momoa go green. J’onn J’onzz is a fantastic character with enough dignity and gravitas to go around. Momoa could embody that aspect of the character easily, and he could also bring a very necessary level of physicality to the role.


  • Pete Stancheck

    from this list ?? Namor or Lobo

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    Game of Thrones Actor is Aquaman

    by Doctor Aquaman • June 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

    So, Aquaman is going to be in the Batman V Superman: Dawn of
    Justice movie, and he’ll be played by Jason Momoa (known to Game of
    Thrones fans as Khal Drogo).

    It may surprise readers to know that Aquaman is a character near and dear to my heart, and I think this is good news.

    Aquaman has always been a victim of bad press, though this is part of
    his charm. There are thousands of jokes about how lame Aquaman is, and
    there may even be a song or two out there about it.



    But, for us fans of Aquaman, this only makes him more relatable.
    After all, how many of us would like to be taken more seriously? But
    hell, Aquaman just doesn’t care. He’s not like say, Submariner, who is so insecure that he needs to wear tiny speedos and throws hissy fits resulting in his invading New York once a month.

    No, Aquaman just smiles at the jokes and realizes one simple fact: He is the King of The Seven seas. That pretty much makes him the most powerful political leader on the planet.

    Also he has a hot wife named Mera who looks kind of like Daenerys Stormborn. Only with redhair.

    If he is lame, what does that make you?

    By making Jason Momoa Aquaman, he becomes someone the naysayers would
    like to make fun of, but, even if you put the orange and green costume
    on him, he still looks better than you do in your cosplay Predator

    And, if you’re really nice to him, maybe he’ll give you a golden crown.

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  • Luis Alejandro Escobar

    Ares or Namor would be great.

  • knxpost

    Really need to know how to cast someone in a movie, before you write an article. Momoa does not have the character acting chops to bring any of these roles to life, and his Aquaman will be a joke in DoJ.

  • Macglower

    DoJ will be the joke of DoJ.

  • lewis4510

    I don’t think it’s done deal that he’ll be Aquaman. If he were I think it would be confirmed by now. If I were Marvel I would snatch him up to play Crossbones in Cap 3.

  • Magnus Itorx

    He would make a great Hawkman.

  • Kasigi03 .

    The late Patrice Oneal once commented on how they should do an Aquaman character, and says it should be very dark. Exploring the absolute depths and terror of the ocean, it shouldn’t be light and childish but expansive. The fact Aquaman is being thrown into a movie with several others, I’d doubt we are going to get a nice fully detailed look of the ocean realm and Aquaman will remain the joke that he is. I agree, Lobo would be a good choice for him.

  • Bear

    hell to the fuckin no for Cable. Stephen Lang for Cable.

    but you may be onto something with Lobo though.

  • Legion

    Cast him as a villain; he’d make a great Vandal Savage

  • HUSH LittleBaby

    Anything but Lobo. I know people love him, but I consider him one of the worst DC characters ever.
    A one-dimensional character, that’s only likeable when his stories are blood filled.
    He’s pretty much a discount Wolverine.

  • Neurotic Knight

    He could also play Hades in a WW movie.

  • HUSH LittleBaby

    That said, I think he’s perfect for Aquaman. And if he wasn’t Aquaman, I would never think of choosing any of the characters on the list, except for Manhunter, but I would choose either Shazam or one of the Green Lanterns(not Hal Jordan)

  • Sinjun

    he’s practically ready to play either Namor or Hercules, although Ares would be a good choice too.

  • mel

    Crossbones was in Cap2

  • demoncat_4

    he would be perfect as lobo if warners would ever dare try to do a lobo film the way it should be r and based off of the paramilitary holiday special. namor would work too if marvel would make him in offer. though still think he would be cool as darksiede for the jl film

  • Hypestyles

    I support Sub-Mariner as the role of choice. Disney, start suing the heck out of Universal, they won’t make the film, they just want to milk the publicity from “maybe” status.

  • Michael Hubbard

    I could see him as Attuma as well

  • Guest

    Sylvester Stallone could make a decent Cable, or a bigger Jason Statham would be more like it. Mamoa should stick “King Trident”, Aquaman. Martian Manhunter could have been played by Djimon Honsou (who already played a guardian of sorts in “Thor”), but maybe the character could be played by a pumped-up, cut, Nonso Anozie. I’d love to see the next Avengers movies begin to revolve around alien life, bring in Martian Manhunter as a central thematic, and lead to the invasion of the Skrulls. You’d have to bring in Ms. Marvel who, after some professional acting lessons, could be played by UFC champ Ronda Rousey.

  • Richard H Mazyck

    Sylvester Stallone could make a decent Cable, or a bigger Jason Statham would be more like it. Mamoa should stick with “King Trident”, Aquaman. Martian Manhunter could have been played by Djimon Honsou (who already played a guardian of sorts in “Thor”), but maybe the character could be played by a pumped-up, cut, Nonso Anozie. I’d love to see the next Avengers movies begin to revolve around alien life, bring in Martian Manhunter as a central thematic, and lead to the invasion of the Skrulls. You’d have to bring in Ms. Marvel who, after some professional acting lessons, could be played by UFC champ Ronda Rousey.

  • Frank

    Aquaman? Altruistic? What Aquaman comics do you read? Oh wait, you’re prolly one of those assumers who think that 70’s Super Friends Aquaman is an accurate depiction of the character, right? Aquaman doesn’t go around saving people just for goodness’ sake; he does it to live up to his father protecting the shoreline, prevent war between surface and the sea, and promote the quality of sea life. Aquaman gets something out of being heroic, hence no altruism.

  • chien_clean

    He should be Namor not Aquaman. Josh Holloway would make a great Aquaman, though.

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  • cylon

    No way? Really? A character whom’s entire concept is about being a parody of Wolverine and other anti-heroes feels like a discount Wolverine?

    Dude, I think you’re on to something.

  • rigmutton

    First I thought Djimon Hounsou in Thor was an honest error; then you got to Martian Manhunter in the next Avengers and I realized that you got me

  • mbtankersley

    Martian Manhunter would be perfect. There is a dearth of heavily-muscles actors with actual acting skill. Momoa has already proven those chops on Game of Thrones; Manhunter easily lends itself to a series of standalone movies.

  • DaMak

    I’ve always saw Stephen Lang as Cable, and with the exception of Martian Manhunter, Momoa would be perfect for any of the other characters.

  • DaMak

    Will be? It IS a joke.

  • DaMak

    there’s already a crossbone.

  • DaMak

    I just said the same thing. I can’t see NO other actor doing Cable other than Stephen Lang.

  • bibleverse1

    Excellent Suggestion

  • Thomas Duncan

    He would be an ideal Satan in particular. I think he mentioned Lobo though. So, Satan, keep him in mind.

  • Bear

    i remember reading an article where Stephen Lang became interested in playing Cable because one of his sons said people on the internet were talking about it.

  • E Vil Webb

    I don’t see him as any of these characters. However, I could totally see him as Booster Gold, Animal Man, or U.S. Patriot (for Marvel). I know many of you will disagree with these, but I was the first guy to say Ryan Reynolds would not hack it as Green Lantern; and you all know I was right about that!!!

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  • Jay

    ah man! this guy should not be playing aquaman. Go get a blonde
    haird, blue eyed apollo muscled guy – like in the comic, come on.
    BUT this guy is PERFECT for Namor (been waiting sooooooo long for a Namor movie – why doesn’t Universal buy the rights- you can do so much with the Namor character and the sea of endless possiblities. ANd Namor didn’t start out as a good guy so the story would be cool and interesting seeing him transition –
    Even the background story is cool – Sea Captain falls in love with mermaid and Namor is born! Jason Momoa looks like Namor, and probably smells like Namor too – LOL . And actually even LOBO is a good pick for
    him but not Aqua Man.

  • Jay

    And remember Sue Storm and a hot thing going with Namor before
    she married Reed Richards. And that would have been a super story for fantastic four. They should have made that story after DOOM. Tsk….why are they dissing the hot character with winged feet and pointy ears, who can call the creatures of the deep to serve him. Aqua man is boring compared to Namor!

  • Jay

    Why can’t they give us what we want. We always have to take what they give us.
    We who faithful comic readers from late 60 – are still waiting for a real XMEN movie (but it ain’t gonna happen) instead of all these “what if” movies. Cause I am still reading xmen and it is nothing like the movies and has never been anything like the movies. Captain America was very well done (although his character’s actor was originally Johnny Storm LOL, what was they like” dang , we see it now, he would make a better Capt”. Wish they would have revelation with other characters as well – like for instance “STORM” hey I like Halle Berry just as much as the next person, but does she look AFRICAN TO YOU? What was they like “oh halle wants to play Storm, oh my stars and garters, it’s halle berry choose her, just because she is halle berry – WRONG! she looks nothing like STORM in any form or fashion and is actually boring and dull, dull white hair in all (Naomi Campbell would have even been a better choice). And why can’t they even get the white hair together with all the cgi they got. Thor was very well done. for xmen they find one character (hugh Jackman) and revolve everything around him, Marvel does not relvove around Wolverine (although i liked him until Origins (comic) where he was revealed to be a sniveling pissant – who is healed even of his bad thoughts and feelings – at that point I gained a lot more respect for Sabertooth (creed).
    Why won’t they give the fans who made the base, WHAT WE WANT! And that is mainly stick with the same story lines from the comics, so we can finally see the fantasy come to life.

  • Carl W

    Cable, no way! Now if we’re going with X-Men, how about Bishop? I can see that waaay more than Cable.