According to HitFix, they say they've confirmed the rumor. And that the role will not have a huge amount of screen time, but that it will be enough of an intro to set the stage for Momoa's role in the subsequent Justice League movie coming down the pipe.
This could be great for Momoa's career, where he's landing a role in a major comic book based movie. IF Warner Bros. can pull this off. And the question will be, can they? They've had a tough time getting the Justice League movie off the ground, but things seem to be coming together.
But as the Man of Steel sequel, Dawn of Justice is coming along, we're hearing about all kinds of DC characters lined up to appear in the movie. We have Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and now, if the rumors have any substance, Aquaman (Momoa).
So why am I concerned for Momoa's career?
Man of Steel had Zack Snyder at the directorial helm, but Christopher Nolan and his team produced. I can't help but wonder how much input Nolan's team had on the film? And with Snyder now on his own with Dawn of Justice and the subsequent Justice League movie, we can only hope that he can carry the DC Movie Universe with his vision. (Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven are producing. Yes, the director's wife. But Roven has down work on the Dark Knight franchise.)
The story of this film is written by Snyder and David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight).
If you look at the collective of names cranking out Dawn of Justice, you'd think they have this in the bag. And maybe they do. But I'm nervous for a DC character without a Nolan somewhere behind the scenes.
I'm hoping I'm wrong. We'll see how things go.
And if everything works out, Momoa will have himself a solid movie role and that's something Momoa fans will all love to see. Because face it, after that seriously flat Conan redo, and that Bullet to the Head fun, he needs to find himself in a movie franchise with some legs.
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