Jason Momoa was invited by Ubisoft to discuss his love for video games and he spoke a bit on the Aquaman, getting the role from the DC Extended Universe director Zack Snyder, in which Momoa confirms that Snyder is a big fan of Game of Thrones, and after meeting him for the first time at a training stunt facility, Snyder later called him in to meet for the role of Aquaman.
ON THE AQUAMAN SCRIPT
I read the (Aquaman) script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater. So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to. So I’ve never really seen anything like it. I think it would be an absolutely amazing game and that would be the greatest character in the world.
Yeah, well I read the script and just started training for it and I can’t wait. I’ve spent a lot of time in this industry so I’m excited to put all my energy into it and completely fuck some shit up.
ON THE AQUAMAN JOKES HE HAS BEEN GETTING AND THE CHARACTER HAS GOTTEN OVER THE YEARS
Well, I think that’s really fucking hard, John, because I’m getting made fun of a little bit. But the cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things. I really think it’s the right time. It’s really cool. Zack is one of those perspectives on it and DC is really getting behind it. It was a ballsy step. They did it, and I’m extremely happy with the world they’ve created. It’s an honor to be part of this.
HOW ZACK SNYDER DECIDED ON CASTING HIM AS AQUAMAN
Zack Snyder is a huge fan of Game of Thrones and I met him in the training stunt facility that I train at and I guess he really liked me because he later called me into his office and we talked about playing Aquaman. He had a really cool vision for what he wanted to do and how he wanted me to look. It’s kind of Zack’s baby.
Source: Digital Trends