Jason Momoa: from “Conan” to “Aquaman”?

Looks like our favourite Cimmerian is now setting his sights toward Atlantis.

Jason Momoa is already confirmed to play the role of Aquaman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film directed by Zack Snyder.  He joins a cast that already includes Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and screen newcomer Ray Fisher as Cyborg alongside Ben Affleck‘s Batman and Henry Cavill‘s Superman.

Like fellow marine monarch Sub-Mariner, Aquaman has been given the short end of the stick outside the comic books…the latter no thanks to his depiction in the Super Friends cartoon.  However, thanks to Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Aquaman has got much of his respect back.

Aquaman in Hanna-Barbera’s Super Friends (1973-74)

The Currys Of Atlantis (Batman: The Brave & The Bold)

Compared to perennial emo sourpuss Namor, Arthur Joseph Curry has always been depicted as a big-hearted, good-humoured character not afraid to poke fun at his inadequacies outside the water.

For starters, Jason Momoa may not be as blond as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, but having grown up in Hawaii, he must have been a pretty good swimmer.

In element during his Baywatch: Hawaii days

Not the first time that he has taken over a character traditionally depicted as “blond”

A rather Tom Cruise-esque Aquaman 

Can’t help rubbing that in…

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