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Jason Momoa Says His Aquaman Is Inspired By Metal Music

Warner Bros. Aquaman has already made a splash in China this past weekend (pun completely intended) breaking records for it’s opening weekend surpassing any other DC Comics’ based superhero film and any Warner Bros. films in general including Ready Player One. This weekend it takes the UK by storm and them North America the following week. There has been a lot of positive buzz around the film, which for a while seemed like a joke to many, being that Aquaman has always been the target of jokes as the that can talk to fish. So how do you prepare for a role like that?

Metal Hammer had the opportunity to talk with the star of Aquaman, Jason Momoa who plays Arthur Curry aka Aquaman said that he often uses metal songs as an inspiration for his roles. So what metal music did he use to channel his Arthur Curry?

“Aquaman’s pretty metal. I know no-one thinks that, but Aquaman’s metal,” Momoa said. “I kind of build my characters off of metal songs. Conan (The Barbarian) was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and (Metallica album) Kill ‘Em All. Ticks And Leeches, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of Sabbath in there too.”

From a very early part of the DCEU Zack Snyder had defended Aquaman to the point where he called into a radio station to defend the king of Atlantis when they were teasing Aquaman’s involvement in his then upcoming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then he shared our first look at Aquaman in a poster that read “Unite The Seven”, which is when we learned that this was not going to be an Aquaman that we had seen before.

If by chance you do listen to Tool or Metallica (which I do), it will be interesting to watch the film and see if we can spot any parts of his character that we can describe as “metal”.

Based on what you have seen, would you describe Aquaman as “metal”? Let us know in the comment section below!


Warner Bros. Pictures Aquaman is set to hit theaters December 21st, 2018.

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Source: Metal Hammer

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