“I love [James] Gunn and so some really cool stuff is going to happen, which they’re doing with DC, and I’ll be appearing in more than one for sure,” Jason Momoa said Friday at the Sundance Film Festival when asked about his DC Universe future.
“There is room for me to play differently a few times [roles],” the Aquarius actor said.
“I’ve seen other actors do it. Yes. I want a chance.’
At the Park City shindig prior to tonight’s premiere of the documentary rising deep, on which Momoa serves as narrator and executive producer, the Game of Thrones alum described a recent meeting with Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav to blueprint his next steps at the media and comics giant.
“We have a special relationship… I wish I could say more,” added Momoa when asked if he would be leaving his DC superhero role like so many of his peers Justice League-ers seem to be doing it under the Gunn and Peter Safran regime.
“I will always be Aquaman, and there is a lot of evolution for that. So I’m not going anywhere and it’s very exciting,” said the actor.
With continuation Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Scheduled for a Christmas Day release, Momoa is clearly a high priority for DC and WBD. Moreover, along with The flash star Ezra Miller, Momoa had a brief cameo in the Gunn-created Peacekeeper Season 1 finale last year.
Joking that he could play multiple superhero characters, as Ryan Reynolds has played Green Lantern and now Deadpool, Momoa left no doubt that his conversation with Zaslav was a success on both sides of the table.
“It was really great to be there, and Warner Bros is a home,” he said.
“There’s a lot of things we’re going to do there.”
The original 2018 Aquarius remains the highest-grossing DC film ever with $1.1 billion worldwide.
When Momoa was at the TBEN Sundance studio today, he wasn’t just talking about Soaring deep and DC, but also had a hallway Game of Thrones reuniting with ex co-star Emilia Clarke. Clarke promotes at Sundance Pod Generation, which causes a lot of fuss.