Jason Momoa Doubts That Aquaman Has a Future in DCU

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‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom’ hits theaters in less than a week, marking the final countdown for the DCEU. The first Aquaman film, thanks to Momoa’s stellar performance as the iconic aquatic superhero, was a massive success and among the highest-grossing in the DCEU.

Despite the anticipation, the box-office projections for the upcoming installment are less than promising. Fans worry that this might seal Aquaman’s fate in Gunn’s and Safran’s revamped DCU.

In an exclusive interview with ET, Momoa shared his perspective. While he enjoyed playing the character, it seems unlikely that Aquaman will have a place in the new cinematic universe crafted by Safran and Gunn.

I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice, [James Gunn and Peter Safran] want to start their own new thing up. The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility, But right now, I’m like, It’s not looking too good.

Momoa also commented on the rumors of him getting the role of Lobo in the DCU. 

I was a big Lobo fan growing up. I read every comic. So that would be really cool. 

Nonetheless, Aquaman holds a special place among Momoa’s favorite roles, thanks to his deep connection to the ocean as a Polynesian. The joy of people interacting with him, especially children on the streets, adds to the significance.

Momoa’s foresight regarding Aquaman’s future seems accurate, given the grim projections due to an unclear marketing campaign affected by the SAGA-AFTRA strike. The presence of Amber Heard reprising her role also poses a challenge, with numerous fans pledging to boycott the movie.

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Set to release globally next Friday, December 22, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ invites commentary. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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