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CBMB: Momoa Finally Speaks about Arthur Curry

By Muuka Muyumba

Recently, Jason Momoa found out, along with the rest of us, that he was finally confirmed to be DC Universe‘s Arthur Curry or Aquaman. Momoa had to deal with months of speculation and unconfirmed rumors of his casting, but now he gets to openly talk about the role.

Momoa appeared at the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta this weekend. While there, he said that while he doesn’t know much about the recently announced standalone film, he expects that shooting won’t take place until 2016 or 2017.

Momoa spoke about his audition process for the role. “I was asked to play it. You know, you audition and stuff like that, but the fact is you’ve just got to keep it quiet,” Momoa said in an interview with ComicBook.com. “You know what I mean, I was just trying to respect Warner Bros. and everyone’s wishes. I’m really, really happy that I don’t have to be quiet anymore, because that’s really hard for me.”

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“I don’t know the director. I know about as much as you guys know. I know the Justice League will come first. That’s really what we’re going to focus on. I’m not sure if it will be [set] prior to Justice League or post. I don’t know too much about it. It will probably be where he came from. It will probably be his whole origin story I would think… So I know we’re going to do Justice League first.”

“I’ve rode some dolphins before, so I can pull on that. I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives… My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe. I’m really excited to be with Warner Bros., and hopefully everyone likes it. And Zack Snyder‘s a genius, so I’m really excited to be hanging out with him.”

Aquaman is currently slated for release on July 27, 2018.