Jason Momoa was at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, and answered questions during the Smart Works panel. When asked what fans of Aquaman in the comics could expect to see in his version, Momoa replied:
“Well, things are going to be a little different. When I first went in I met with Zack [Snyder]. His idea is pretty amazing. When I went in, he told me … my jaw kind of dropped. My jaw doesn’t normally drop. What he has planned for the DC world and for … definitely for Aquaman is something that, you know… I think I was brought on for a certain reason and they got some really cool plans for him. I’m really excited for everyone to see it.”
Momoa also talked about the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice casting process, and how he had to keep it a secret:
“Last year, when I was on this panel I was like eating chicken breasts and in training when I wasn’t supposed to talk about anything. I wasn’t supposed to say anything until 2016. So I told a bunch of people that they could punch me in the face if I was on it, so I’m going to get hit a couple times. But they finally released it. I was supposed to keep it a secret for 3 years.”
Later on, Momoa replied to a woman’s question about the appearance of Aquaman:
“Well, just going off what you’ve seen so far ma’am, I don’t think he is going to be blonde or white. I can’t really tell you because I haven’t shot it yet. I hate to disappoint. But um, you know, I’m a little different than what those others. I hope you watch it with an open heart.”
I’m not sure what he means when he says “I haven’t shot it yet”. We know that he’s in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice already. But one thing’s for sure, it doesn’t sound like Aquaman will have his classic blonde looks. Are you bothered by that at all? Let me know in the comments below.