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Published On: Mon, Jun 16th, 2014

Jason Momoa confirmed for Aquaman in ‘Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice’

“Doomsday will wait,” says a source to The Dispatch after the news broke that Jason Momoa will indeed play Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Hitfix broke the news, confirming rumors that Conan, Game of Thrones alum would play the King of Atlantis after much deliberation and Internet rumor.

Momoa had long since been talking with Warner Bros about a role in the new film and a larger role in Justice League. Sources told The Dispatch that Josh Holloway (LOST) was the ideal candidate for Aquaman with Momoa playing the villain Doomsday who “kills” Superman.

Aquaman is rumored to be very upset over the destruction to the oceans in the wake of Superman’s battle with General Zod in Man of Steel.

Our source says Momoa was likely locked up for a role and may have had provisions to play either character as the studio attempts to lock in a cast for multiple pictures just as Marvel has done.

Henry Cavill returns as Superman with Ben Affleck set to take over the role as Batman. Gal Gadot (Furious 6) will play Wonder Woman against Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Also cast are Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne,  Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Callan Mulvey, Jeremy Irons, Tao Okamoto and TJ Norris.

Batman Vs Superman opens in theaters May 6, 2016

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 New 52 DC Comics art Aquaman photo

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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  1. Warner Bros hires writers for ‘Aquaman’ film - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] While no official casting has been announced yet, it is widely believed that Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa will be in the title role. He has been confirmed in this role for Dawn of Justice. […]

  2. ‘Batman v Superman’ adds Scoot McNairy, possibles roles and a set update - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Momoa was the most recent addition, being cast in the Aquaman role. Henry Cavill returns as Superman with Affleck set to take […]

  3. ‘Intelligence’ star Josh Holloway open to Aquaman role in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] 16 June, 2014 Breaking News > […]

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