Jason Momoa's Uncertainty on 'Aquaman' Future



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Jason Momoa's Uncertainty on 'Aquaman' Future
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In a recent candid interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jason Momoa, the star of the upcoming "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," set to release on December 22, expressed his concerns about the future of the Aquaman franchise within the DC superhero universe.

Momoa, known for his passion for the ocean and a childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist, has embraced his role as the iconic King of Atlantis. However, he now faces uncertainty about continuing in this beloved role.

Despite his deep connection to Aquaman, Momoa hinted that the direction newly appointed DC Studios heads Peter Safran and James Gunn might take could lead to significant changes. With the studio heads eager to usher in a new era for DC, Momoa feels that his tenure as Aquaman might be drawing to a close, although the final decision hinges on audience reception and the strategic choices of the studio's leadership.

Audience Impact Uncertain

"The truth of it is, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility," Momoa shared, emphasizing the critical role of fan support in determining the future of his character. "But right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.'

" Momoa's journey as Aquaman began with a notable appearance in 2017's "Justice League," followed by the success of his standalone film in 2018. His portrayal of Aquaman brought a fresh and dynamic perspective to the character, earning him widespread acclaim and a strong fan following.

His dedication to the role and his vision for its future reflect a deep personal investment in the character's development. Despite the uncertainties, Momoa remains optimistic about the potential for Aquaman's story to evolve, holding onto hope for future opportunities to dive back into the role.

"I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time," he said. "I kind of see where I would want it to go. And even in the next 10 years or so, like there’s a lot of cool things they can do. And I do enjoy the role and the world.

So, it just comes down to if people love it." As fans eagerly anticipate "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," Momoa’s comments have sparked discussions about the future of the character and the broader DC cinematic universe.

His dedication to the role and hope for its continuation serve as a testament to his commitment to bringing Aquaman's story to life.