With rumors floating around that Jason Momoa might relinquish his role of Aquaman in the DC Universe, the actor recently said that he’ll always be the character, but might also play other roles in the DCU too.
Speaking to Variety, Momoa’s future as Aquaman came up. The actor was asked about his most recent meeting with DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, which Momoa said went great in a recent video. Momoa reiterated it was a great meeting, and then later said that no one would be coming in and taking Aquaman from him, before noting that he could play a ton of other characters if he wanted to.
“I’ll always be Aquaman. Ain’t anyone coming in there and taking shit,” Momoa said. “There might be some other characters, too. I can play other things, too. I can be funny and savage and charming.”
The comments come amidst previous reports that Momoa’s future in the DCU could be changing. A report from The Hollywood Reporter notes that Momoa could potentially wrap up playing the underwater hero after he stars as Aquaman in the upcoming sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which releases on December 25, 2023. After that, Momoa could transition to the character of Lobo, a foul-mouthed alien that works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter.
While Lobo has not been utilized much in any live-action properties, his outsider character does fit with the type of characters Gunn has worked with in past comic book films, including the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Suicide Squad.