Along with saying, “I always want to be Aquaman,” Jason Momoa has shared some plot details for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Speaking with Variety, Momoa discussed that the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman will have a much more grounded focus, and instead of a “galaxy far away” or “aliens” coming to destroy humanity, we’ll be the ones doing the damage.
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“The beautiful [about ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’] “It’s me and my partner who wrote the first treatment for it, and it was about a 55-page treatment, and a lot of it is about me talking to the United Nations about what’s going on with the melting ice caps,” Momoa said. “It’s not far from galaxies coming to destroy us or aliens from somewhere else. We are the ones destroying our planet. We have to pull it together and save our home.”
Momoa was also asked about his “amazing” meeting with DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran and what his future looks like in the DCU. There have been rumors that he may give up the trident as Aquaman but remain in the DC world as the bounty hunter Lobo. No matter what happens with Momoa, he says he’ll “always be Aquaman.”
“I always want to be Aquaman. Ain’t nobody come in there and take shit,” Momoa said. “There might be some other characters too. I can also play other things. I can be funny and wild and charming.”
Momoa talked a little more about this meeting with Gunn and Safran on his Instagram, and he seemed to be in a very good mood. While it’s still unclear what was said behind closed doors, Momoa left satisfied.
“Great news with Warner Brothers,” Momoa said in the video. “Amazing! Wish I could tell you, but here it is! Peter, I love you. James, I love you… To the future, to the future.”
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