The actor who portrayed Khal Drogo on HBO's Game of Thrones might be joining the cast of Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Jason Momoa has been rumored to have signed on for the Man of Steel sequel, possibly playing DC Comics superhero Aquaman.
Batman-News.com has speculated that Momoa had joined the Batman vs. Superman cast months ago, to appear alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Though, Momoa has repeatedly denied the rumor, telling IGN, "It's just rumors. I want to say something amazing, but I can't comment on rumors. It's flattering. I'm not involved in it."
Momoa again denied any involvement in the Snyder production during an interview in January. "I get it all the time. It's just a rumor. It's just rumors. I swear. Man to man. You can punch me in the face. You're allowed to punch me in the face. It's a flattering rumor, but...," Momoa commented.
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, 34, hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, and is best known for his roles in the fantasy series Stargate Atlantis and Game of Thrones. He's recently written, directed and produced the feature Road to Paloma, also starring alongside wife Lisa Bonet, which is set to be released in July. Momoa received his signature facial scar in 2008 after being slashed in the face during a bar fight in Hollywood. The actor received roughly 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery.
Momoa as Khal Drogo in action (GRAPHIC):
While it's been rumored that Affleck buddy Matt Damon might take on the role of Aquaman, some fans see Momoa as a better fit for the part:
I like Matt Damon......but as Aquaman? Nah...Jason Momoa def fits better
— Damien X Nihilo (@TorturedXGenius) April 28, 2014
Re: Aquaman: Matt Damon or Jason Momoa? As is? Damon. With redesigned suit to make dolphin whisperer shirtless? MOMOA! #idgotwice
— Alynda Wheat (@AlyndaWheat) April 28, 2014
Hiya Amc movie tak crew.what do you think of the rumour of Matt Damon been cast as Aquaman ! personally i want Jason Momoa.great show.
— Raymond.T.Blanchard (@rtb2k6) April 28, 2014
In related news, Zack Snyder has just been chosen by Warner Bros. to direct a Justice League movie.
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