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– by Seth McDonald

Jason Momoa being cast as Arthur Curry/Aquaman wasn’t the most traditional choice for the character, this new direction did away with the Atlantean king’s trademark blonde locks, but Zack Snyder had a vision, and that vision is about to play out in the form of Justice League. Justice League producer (and Zack Snyder’s wife) Deborah Snyder, told the Los Angeles Times, how the idea of casting Momoa came about:

“We’re big Game of Thrones fans. I remember Jason Momoa [as Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo]. Zack was like, ‘Jason would be the perfect Aquaman.’ I was like, ‘It’s so out of the box. But yeah!’ He can be tough. And he feels like he comes from the water.”

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The character needed a fresh take, for the most part, Aquaman has been the source of many fish related jokes and was only given respect by the hardcore comic nerds. I think casting Momoa was the right choice, and for some weird reason, I get why Zack Snyder said, “He feels like he comes from the water.” Perhaps it comes form me already seeing him as the character. As I have said in other articles, Momoa makes Aquaman cool, something the character hasn’t been thought of as for quite a while.

How do you feel about Jason Momoa being Aquaman, and what do you think of Snyder’s method of choosing his cast members? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

  • axebox

    Or, Momoa is under contract at WB.

  • TAPIT DRIvER

    I choose you,Pickachu!

  • Fallout Boy!

    He was ordered to by the WB diversity committee. Agua, please.

  • Venomaide

    Racist !!

  • randomironicname

    I don’t necessarily think that the casting was a ‘square peg in a round hole’ scenario but I feel like they first picked him because of his physique then looked for a role where he could fit.

  • Psychotic Bitch With a Knife

    He should have been Lobo. Yes he makes Aquaman look tough but that could have been achieved by casting someone like Armie Hammer who looks a lot more like Aquaman. I like Mamoa as Aquaman but, I think Zack’s reason for casting him is stupid. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e80177f9a065efc72d05ff014df4be73f87ff26df99132d5814597a7887a341c.png

  • TheOct8pus

    He comes from the water?? Can someone explain this?? Is it because he’s Hawaiian?