See Vikings Star Alexander Ludwig Replace Jason Momoa As Aquaman

Fanart of Alexander Ludwig as Jason Momoa's Aquaman replacement is perfect.

By Chad Langen | Updated

The future of Jason Momoa reprising his role as Aquaman in James Gunn’s DC Universe, following the release of this year’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, remains shrouded in uncertainty. Reports have been circulating that Momoa might take on the role of Lobo, which would likely result in the recasting of the aquatic superhero. In such an event, Alexander Ludwig could step in as a worthy successor to the role of the Atlantean hero.

Evidence of Ludwig’s potential as Aquaman can be seen in a recent Instagram post by renowned digital artist Youssef Defensh. The artist shared a fascinating piece of concept art portraying Ludwig in the role of the Atlantean king. Intriguingly, even with Ludwig’s blonde hair, the resemblance to Jason Momoa’s version of the character is strikingly close.

Alexander Ludwig, who is currently capturing attention for his portrayal of Ace in the Starz wrestling drama, Heels, is a talented actor known for a variety of high-profile roles. His ability to take on complex characters and his imposing physical presence definitely makes him a fitting choice for Aquaman. He could undoubtedly bring a new perspective to the Atlantean king while preserving the character’s authenticity.

While both James Gunn and Jason Momoa have remained elusive regarding the future of Aquaman, their social media activity has stirred rumors about Momoa potentially playing Lobo in the DC Universe. However, no official confirmation has been provided to validate these speculations. One thing that is clear is that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will mark the final film in the DCEU, with Superman: Legacy set to launch the newly formed DC Universe in 2025.

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Jason Momoa and Amber Heard as Aquaman and Mera

After facing numerous setbacks, the highly anticipated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has secured a definitive release date. Initially scheduled for a 2022 premiere, the sequel will now grace the big screen on December 20, 2023. While specific plot details remain scarce, the movie will follow the titular character as he navigates uncharted waters, forming an uneasy alliance with an unexpected companion to safeguard Atlantis and the entire planet.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will feature the return of several actors from the original film. Along with Jason Momoa reprising his role as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard is back as Mera, Patrick Wilson as King Orm/Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Manteen II as David Kane/Black Manta, Dolph Lungren as King Nereus, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. The film is being helmed by director James Wan, who returns to bring his vision to the underwater world once again, while the script is penned by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

As for the future of Aquaman beyond The Lost Kingdom, it’s safe to say the fate of the character’s presence in James Gunn’s DC Universe will likely remain unknown until after the sequel’s release. If there are no plans to continue the character’s storyline beyond the film, audiences might be less inclined to invest in seeing the character on the big screen. For now, all we can do is wait and see how things play out.