Jason Momoa Reveals How Long He Will Play Aquaman

Hopefully, a long time.

By Douglas Helm | Published

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While the DC Extended Universe films have been a little hit-or-miss over the years, most people are pretty happy with Jason Momoa’s turn as Aquaman. The actor gives the character a strong presence and brings plenty of wit and charm to the table. Naturally, DC fans would probably be happy for Momoa to continue playing the role for the foreseeable future. If you ask Momoa, it seems like he’s in the same boat. When asked by the Hollywood Reporter how much longer he’d like to stay in the role, Momoa replied “As long as we can.”

This is great news for fans of his portrayal, as it seems like Momoa will continue to show up if the movies continue to get good critical and commercial reception. Of course, the whole DC film and TV universe are in flux at this time, thanks to the recent Warner Discovery merger. Films like Batgirl have been shelved entirely, despite being complete, and many TV shows also hang in the balance. In a time of uncertainty for the DCEU, it would be nice to have a core Justice League member like Aquaman as a stable element.

One thing that fans can count on is that the upcoming Aquaman sequel is coming out one way or another. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was recently delayed to December 2023. While fans may have to wait a little longer to return to Jason Momoa’s kingdom of Atlantis, at least they don’t have to worry about the project being shelved altogether. Still, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hasn’t been without its share of controversy. The movie co-stars Amber Heard, whose very public trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp led to many fans demanding Heard be removed from the upcoming Aquaman sequel completely.

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Right now, the plot for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is being kept tightly under wraps. What we do know is that James Wan is returning to direct with a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Along with Jason Momoa and Amber Heard; Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Temuera Morrison will all be reprising their roles from the original. Ben Affleck is also reprising his role as Bruce Wayne.

While Jason Momoa’s return as Aquaman may be over a year away, we won’t have to wait very long to see the next big DC blockbuster. Dwayne Johnson will be starring in the upcoming Black Adam, which is set for release on October 21. That film will see Black Adam going up against the Justice Society of America, which includes Atom Smasher, Hawkman, Cyclone, and Doctor Fate. After that, we’ll be getting the Shazam! sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods in March 2023, which will see Zachary Levi returning to the titular role. The Flash is also set to release in the summer, though that movie has also been mired in controversy thanks to the legal issues of star Ezra Miller. While it seems like the DCEU has some sort of ongoing plan in mind, it remains to be seen if everything pans out. At the very least, you can count on Jason Momoa continuing to suit up as long as they’ll let him.