Jason Momoa on his Aquaman future: It’s not looking too good

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit the theatres on December 22
Jason Momoa on his Aquaman future: It’s not looking too good

Hollywood star Jason Momoa appeared uncertain about the Aquaman character and the franchise’s future.

In an ET Online interview, the recent Saturday Night Live host shared his doubts about continuing to play the submerged superhero he first inhabited in 2017’s Justice League and then in the $1.15 billion-grossing stand-alone film the following year.

“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 said.

Noting that DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran want to “start their own thing up,” he said in the interview that he doesn’t “necessarily want it to be the end … (but) I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice.”

That is despite Warner Bros‘ Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is all set to release. It arrives nearly five years to the day after Aquaman debuted en route to becoming the top-grossing DC film of all time.

Momoa added about potentially playing the metahuman aka Arthur Curry in future pics: “If there’s a place in their world for me, I would love to be a part of it. This is my home. Warner and DC is definitely my home. So, that’s all I’ll say.” He also mentioned that playing Aquaman made Momoa's heart smile.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's official logline reads, "Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father's death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time, the Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman's family and the world from irreversible destruction.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is directed by James Wan, who also helmed the previous film. Along with Jason, the film's cast includes Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman. With a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the story is by James Wan and David Leslie. The technical crew consists of Don Burgess as the cinematographer, Bill Brzeski on production design and Kirk Morri handling the edits. Rupert Gregson-Williams will be scoring the music.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit the theatres on December 22. 

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