– by Joseph Jammer Medina


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard all of the widespread reports that Jason Momoa is all but a lock to play Aquaman in the upcoming Batman v Superman and Justice League movies. Momoa has been answering questions about his involvement for several months now, and he seems quite tired of the subject by now. But the rumors have persisted and it’s very possible he’s been vehemently denying them for so long because he either didn’t want to interfere with negotiations and/or had signed a confidentiality agreement.

But now, with the rumors at an all-time fever pitch, what’s the Game of Thrones actor got to say about them? Some folks are assuming this photo on his Instagram is a response of sorts:

But others are quick to say, “Not so fast.” While the picture clearly depicts him holding something that looks like a trident- which is very Aquaman of him- others have pointed out that the item in his hand is not what you think it is. Some big Momoa fans have pointed out that it’s not a trident, but actually his grandfather’s old pitchfork. According to his super fans, the actor has a tradition of naming his family heirlooms and other special objects in his collection, hence the caption: “Diablo, Stella, and me.” Diablos was apparently his grandfather’s name, and Stella is the name he’s given his guitar. 

So is this some sort of cryptic response to the Aquaman reports? Or just a dude posing with some of his prized possessions?

What do you think? Personally, I hope the rumors are true. When he spoke about why he turned down the role of Drax in Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy, he spoke about how tired he’s grown of playing grunting, muscle men. This role could give him the opportunity to show off some of his range, while also putting on display his natural action prowess. 

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.