Jason Momoa is really not here for your Aquaman jokes


Jason Momoa is taking his role as the DCEU’s Aquaman very seriously. This included trying to get one Justice League joke removed.

When it comes to DC’s heroes, Aquaman has always been more of a joke than the rest of the superhero squad that makes up the Justice League. Whether the character is being mocked on The Big Bang Theory or joked about on social media, there seems to be a misconception about just how powerful this particular hero is. However, while the rest of the world might not take Aquaman seriously, Jason Momoa does.

Momoa first portrayed the future king of Atlantis on the big screen in 2017’s Justice League. During filming, the actor tried to get one particular joke removed from the Justice League movie.

At one point during the film, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne asks Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry about being able to talk to the fish. Curry responds that it is the water that does the actual talking.

It seems that Momoa was not a fan of the joke. He even tried to get the director, Zach Snyder, to not include it in the film. He asked Snyder if he wanted “to make him cool or not.” Ultimately, the fish line made it into the final product. On screen, it is clear that Aquaman is less than impressed with the question.

Of course in his own solo movie, Jason Momoa has every intention of making the world see the value of Aquaman and just how powerful he really is. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Momoa, along with director James Wan and producer Peter Safran, make it clear that this movie is going to show a more well-rounded look at who Arthur Curry/Aquaman is and where he comes from.

Rather than poke jokes at the hero, this movie is going to offer audiences, “a whole new underwater world nobody has seen before in live action,” according to Wan. Plus, Safran pointed out that in this case there has never been an actor who was more married to their part than Jason Momoa is to Aquaman. As the producer explained, Momoa is “authentically from two worlds,” making him a true embodiment of Aquaman.

While there may be some humor to the solo film, Aquaman himself will not be the butt of the jokes (at least we hope not). Instead, we are going to see a serious approach to a hero who shouldn’t have to prove himself but ultimately does.

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With how seriously Jason Momoa is taking his role as Aquaman, fans of the comics who really appreciate the character seem to have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the solo movie. Not only do they have an actor who truly embodies the character, but he is also someone who believes in putting everything he has into his work.