Actor Jason Momoa has revealed that his Aquaman won’t be fully realised until the end of 2018’s solo Aquaman outing.
Though Momoa has shown that he has all the makings of an awesome Aquaman in Justice League, the way he has described the character, it seems he won’t be acting like heir to the throne of Atlantis right away.
Not much has been revealed about Arthur Curry beyond the visuals, but now DC and Warner Bros. have begun their Aquaman Week more details are coming to life. Momoa has continued to promote his appearance in both films, and in a recent interview, he let slip some interesting facts about his character. Speaking to SFX Magazine, Momoa described Curry as a reluctant hero – having previously said in a recent promo that he’s “not the king yet” – and apparently, in Justice League, he’s not even close to that.
The actor revealed Aquaman won’t be fully formed as the ruler until the conclusion of his 2018 standalone, which fellow actor Ludi Lin described as “Star Wars underwater”. Explaining Curry’s progression, Momoa said:
“Aquaman, he’s not even really Aquaman yet. He’s not the King of the Seven Seas. We don’t really get there until my solo movie, at the end. Really, it’s a huge growth for me. It’s a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they’re gonna see, how I portray him. But you gotta wait until we get to the solo movie to really know. Because he’s not King yet.”
He also hinted that Curry will display a lot of uncertainty throughout Justice League, and that his origins won’t really be explored until Aquaman. Momoa believes that it might be difficult for superhero fans to see the witty half-man, half-Atlantean, who isn’t really interesting in accepting his true identity:
“That’s kind of tough to play. We gotta figure out the origin, where we’re going. Some people will be like, ‘This isn’t my Aquaman.’ But we’re not there yet.”
Justice League is released November 17th.