– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Aquaman SuperJosh Holloway has denied the rumors that he’s currently in talks to join the DC Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be willing to make them a reality.

“It hasn’t been brought to my attention by my people. So maybe they’re just floating it softly around, but that would be cool! Sure, I think I’m available at the moment as we just wrapped up. I’m an actor, I like different roles. Batman movies are awesome, Marvel movies are awesome. But we’ll see. I’m on a series right now. I think they usually want to sign you up for several movies and I don’t know if you can do that when you’re committed to a series…”

That was his response, when questioned by IGN about whether he’d heard the rumblings of his involvement. Rumors have him linked to the role of Aquaman, but as things stand now, it doesn’t look like there’s any truth to them.

The TV series he referenced above is the CBS spy show, Intelligence. It recently premiered to strong ratings, and could become a staple in the CBS lineup for quite some time to come, meaning Holloway would likely have a hard time committing to a major film franchise.


On the series, which is Josh Holloway’s first major project in a lead role since ABC’s Lost, the actor opens up about how he was happy to jump into a spy series as opposed to another sci-fi project.

“I love sci-fi, but I wanted it to be more in today’s world, just in what I was doing — unless it was a movie. If it was a movie, I would have loved to have gone really hardcore sci-fi. I just find that so hard to sustain on a network television level, because it’s so fast-paced and you have to cram so much material that I was afraid of sci-fi. It has to be done really well, or it’s going to be really campy for TV. For movies, that’s different. It’s a one-off. They can really make it futuristic. Though I love that, that’s not what I was looking for. I was looking for an element with an edge. What’s the new way? I didn’t want to do a remake of something. They were floating things like, ‘What about Magnum P.I.? What about Hawaii Five-0?’ Even back then, ‘What about The Rockford Files?’ I wanted a new palette. There’s been spy shows done before, so I just liked the technology and the computer shoved in his head, because it was more current, and it was a new angle on that. It’s a spy show, but now he has to deal with very current questions, like our own humanity and technology and we’re always vying for position now, and answering those real, human questions about us and our technological advances in the world. It’s very current to me in my own personal life and my own questions about drones and even how I communicate with my own daughter. I’m worried that I’m not going to be able to communicate fluently if I don’t catch up. So it’s just the right thing for me. It resonated.”

Have you checked out Intelligence yet? Would you like to see Josh Holloway in a DC film? Sound off!



Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.