Jason Momoa will only have one role in the DCU
The DCU press conference, hosted by Warner Bros. on Monday, gave fans a much-needed briefing on the future of the superhero franchise. Collider's Steven Weintraub was in attendance for the presentation, and DC Studios co-chairman and CEO James Gunn and Peter Safran provided an update on a ton of content in the rebooted universe.
One of the biggest questions since news of the DCU reboot broke was how actors from Zack Snyder's previous film universe would fit into this new creative direction. While the likes of Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck won't return as Superman and Batman respectively, Jason Momoa will be a returning face, although it's not entirely known what his role will be What, will he reprise his role as Aquaman or take on the role of interstellar bounty hunter Lobo. While it has yet to be confirmed which character he will play, it has been confirmed that he will only have one role in the new DCU.
During the press conference, Safran made it very clear that Momoa would only have one role in the rebooted DCU, prompting Weintraub to ask follow-up questions about whether he would continue Become the King of Atlantis or the Cosmic Scourge. Safran was less forthright here, saying it was "too early to say". "Jason has always thought of Aquaman as a trilogy in his mind. But he also likes Lobo. He's well aware of that too. He's never going to play both characters, but hasn't made a decision yet," Gunn continued. They'll "fix it".
Momoa first appeared in the original DCEU as Aquaman in 2015's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made a proper appearance in 2017's Justice League, and then took the lead in 2018's Aquaman. While it would make sense for Momoa to return to the role of Aquaman, and will still appear in the sequel to the 2018 film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, he has repeatedly stated that Lobo is his favorite comic book character, and a source of support from many fans Casting the character, so given the chance to start over with a new version of the DC Universe, Momoa might swap out the motorcycle and chain for the crown and trident.
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