The actor acknowledged that since James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios, he has his concerns about seeing the superhero appear in more movies.
Though he enjoys portraying Aquaman, Jason Momoa is pessimistic about the direction the DC superhero franchise may take.
The actor, who is promoting Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which hits cinemas on December 22, recently spoke candidly with Entertainment Tonight about his worries about upcoming entries.
In response to rumors that the newest film would be Momoa’s final role as the fabled King of Atlantis, the actor said, “I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… However, I don’t think there is really much of a choice.
The actor has been candid about how grateful he is to be playing Aquaman, particularly considering that he grew up loving the water and dreaming of becoming a marine biologist. However, he is aware that Peter Safran and James Gunn, who were just appointed to head DC Studios, have different ideas about how the DC movie world should develop and that they wish to “start their own new thing up.”
Regarding the prospect of reprising her role as Aquaman, Momoa stated, “The truth is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility.” But I’m thinking, “It’s not looking too good,” at the moment.
“I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time,” the actor continued. I can kind of envision where I want it to end up. And they’ll be able to accomplish a lot of amazing things in the next ten years or so. I do, however, appreciate the world and the position. It really boils down to whether or not people adore it.
Before directing his own film the following year, Momoa made his debut as Aquaman in 2017’s Justice League.
With Gunn and Safran’s DC slate announced earlier this year, Aquaman isn’t on it yet, but the actor intends to stay in the superhero world, if only as a different comic book character.
“Momoa expressed her desire to join their world if there is a spot available for her.” This is where I live. I truly feel at home at Warner and DC. Thus, I will stop there.