- Jason Momoa’s future as Aquaman seems uncertain as he suggests this may be his last appearance.
- Other DC heroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash are reportedly done too.
- Momoa expresses his love for Aquaman and desire to continue playing the character, but acknowledges the decision depends on the audience’s response.
Hollywood actor Jason Momoa appears to be preparing for his last appearance as DC hero Aquaman, raising questions about his future in the franchise. Momoa discussed this in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, ahead of the movie’s premiere next weekend.
Over the past year, the status of Zack Snyder’s DC heroes in the new DCU overseen by James Gunn and Peter Safran has been slowly revealed. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck have departed their roles as Superman and Batman, respectively, while reports suggest Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller’s The Flash are also finished. This leaves Momoa’s Aquaman as the last hero standing, and recent marketing for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom implies this might be his final appearance.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Momoa acknowledged that, despite his desire to stay on, this could be the end for Aquaman. He said, “I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice. The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility, but right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.’ I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time. I kind of see where I would want it to go. And even in the next 10 years or so, like there’s a lot of cool things they can do. And I do enjoy the role and the world. So, I mean, it just comes down to if people love it.”
As Gunn and Safran continue “building their own world,” Momoa expressed hope for a place within it, saying, “If there’s a place in their world for me, I would love to be a part of it. This is my home. Warner and DC is definitely my home. So, that’s all I’ll say.”
Alhough the future of Aquaman appears uncertain, Momoa remains positive. Amid speculation that he may take on the role of indestructible mercenary Lobo, Momoa recalled his time as Arthur Curry fondly, saying, “If I just put it in the simplest [terms], it makes my heart smile. You know, I had roles before, [but] they’re nothing like this. You have kids coming up, really excited to see you, and adults. But at the end of the day, my passion growing up was always about the oceans, and being Polynesian, and being an activist. It’s cool because I get to like do that in my real life and [playing Aquaman] also obviously puts [those interests on] a higher platform.”
Jason Momoa’s final performance as the King of Atlantis can be seen in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, hitting cinemas on December 22, 2023.