It’s been rumored for a while, but now it’s apparently a done deal: Jason Momoa is playing Aquaman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
HitFix had the scoop this weekend, writing that while Momoa had previously complained about being asked about the role, the media was on to something.
“While Warner Bros. hasn’t made that announcement officially yet, HitFix can confirm that he will be playing the part, and that [director] Zack Snyder has already finalized his designs for the character so shooting can take place soon,” the site said.
And that’s not all. According to HitFix, while Momoa won’t have much to do in “Batman vs. Superman,” his small part will set in motion events that will eventually play out in the “Justice League” films.
” … [W]hat we’re hearing is that [Aquaman] is not pleased about the World Engine and what it did to the Indian Ocean [in ‘Man of Steel’],” writes HitFix about Aquaman’s role in “Dawn of Justice.”
Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) joins a host of new superhero characters in the “Man of Steel” follow-up, including Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Henry Cavill is returning as Superman.
“Batman vs. Superman” hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
Gallery | Superhero Movie Mistakes
- ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
During the epic fight against the Chitauri, Captain America takes a blaster bolt to his left side, leaving noticeable damage. After Iron Man has taken out the Chitauri ship, however, Captain America’s suit is no longer damaged.
- ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
When we first see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) arrive at his company’s benefit, his car doesn’t have a front license plate. When we actually see him pull up to the entrance, however, his personalised “Stark” plate has appeared. How did that get there?!
- ‘Spider-Man’ (2002)
While Peter puts the moves on Mary Jane outside the diner, one man can be seen walking behind Peter about 3 or 4 times. The man is dressed in navy slacks, a trench coat, and a flat cap.
- ‘Daredevil’ (2003)
Towards the beginning of the film, a shot of Matt Murdock shirtless shows clearly a back full of scars. Later, when Murdock and Elektra get intimate, his scars are all but gone.
- ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ (2009)
When Wolverine and Gambit first meet, Gambit’s facial hair becomes much shorter by the end of the scene.
- ‘Hancock’ (2008)
When Hancock (Will Smith) lays Mary (Charlize Theron) on a hospital bed after she’s been shot, the amount of blood on her shirt changes significantly from shot to shot.
- ‘Thor’ (2011)
When the Destroyer arrives among the Shield agents, a coffee cup spills over on the dashboard. In the reverse angle shot, however, the coffee is upright again.
- ‘Batman’ (1989)
When the Joker’s henchmen are trashing a museum, one bad guy puts his grubby little handprints all over a portrait using paint. Later, the Joker walks by the same portrait and the handprints have disappeared. Poof!
- ‘Superman 3′ (1983)
Before Superman (Christopher Reeve) gets set to land on — and stop — a rogue plough, the wires holding him are visible.
- ‘The Incredibles’ (2004)
Luscius is putting on aftershave when he hears the robot and runs to the window, leaving the bottle lid on the desk. Afterwards, he returns to the desk and the lid is now mysteriously back on.
- ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
During Batman’s (Christian Bale) interrogation of the Joker (Heath Ledger), he picks him up and slams him against the wall. For a brief instant, you can see a camera and a cameraman in the reflection of the mirror on the right.
- ‘Iron Man 2′ (2010)
When Natalie and Pepper arrive at the Stark Industries Expo and open the car door, a huge lighting screen is visible in reflection of the car’s window. We’re sure Tony Stark would have something very snarky to say about this.
- ‘X-Men’ (2004)
In Toad’s (Ray Park) final scene of the movie, in which he begins to fight Storm (Halle Berry), he leaps into the air and onto the balcony railing. If you take a look at the back of his belt, his stunt wire is very visible. Good thing Halle Berry usually steals everyone’s attention when she’s on-screen.
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