Another day, another casting rumour for this Justice League Batman v Superman movie. So far, we already know that Henry Cavill will be back to play Superman, Ben Affleck is cast as Batman, Jesse Eisenberg has landed the role of Lex Luthor, and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. The latest casting scoop is that the uber sexy Jason Mamoa has been offered the role of Aquaman.
Ok, so I may be the only person on the planet, but I actually like Aquaman. Yes, yes, I understand that he isn’t so much a superhero as he is a glorified rogue Little Mermaid character. However, I’m very intrigued by the idea of telepathy, even though Aquaman’s telepathy is really only limited to Bikini Bottom.
This Batman v Superman movie has had some very unorthodox casting choices so far – there’s been a lot of outrage over Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. However, I’m digging the choices. It’s a nice switch up, and the movie will have a more original feel than a carbon copy of all the previous appearances of these characters. Jason Momoa’s casting has also been met with a fair share of scepticism because he’s apparently too sexy to play such a lame-ass character. But, see, I think that’s the sheer genius of this choice. Although Aquaman is said to only make a brief appearance in the Batman v Superman film, he’s going to be featured more heavily in the planned Justice League sequel coming later, and the character needs some major publicity work if any sort of hype is expected to surround him. Who better to provide this revamped hype than the incomparably delicious Momoa? His Khal Drogo character from Game of Thrones has provided him with quite the cult following, and he’d be sure to use that influence for the most disrespected and underestimated superhero around. If all else fails, I’m sure the studio can just stuff him in a speedo, and Aquaman will instantly become the star attraction of the whole damn movie.