Hot on the heels of Friday’s widely publicized rumor regarding Warner Bros.’ slate of upcoming films featuring DC Comics superheroes comes yet another report that has fans buzzing — this time, involving a popular Game Of Thrones actor.
According to HitFix, Conan the Barbarian and Game Of Thrones actor Jason Momoa has agreed to play the King of Atlantis, Aquaman, in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the subsequent Justice League movie. The report — which is entirely unofficial and unconfirmed at this point, so consider it with caution — states that director Zack Snyder has finalized his plans for the character, and also offers up some details about Aquaman’s role in the film that are probably worth a POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING at this point.
“Someone else who’s not particularly happy about what happened in [Man Of Steel] is Aquaman. I’m not sure if that’s the actual name they’ll use or not, but what we’re hearing is that he is not pleased about the World Engine and what it did to the Indian Ocean,” reports the site.
On a slightly lower-profile note, another recent rumor regarding WB’s plans for the DC superheroes (clearly, the rumor mill is spinning fast around this project) suggests that the cast of the Justice League movie will also include veteran team member Martian Manhunter, former Justice League International organizer Max Lord, and alien conqueror Darkseid. Claiming to have a casting agency grid for the film, The Wrap reports that longtime Superman foe Darkseid will be the primary villain in the Justice League movie.
Of course, we can’t stress enough that all of these reports are completely unofficial and may prove entirely off-base as we get closer to each film’s release date. We’ll likely know more at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, when Warner Bros. typically makes many of its major announcements regarding upcoming superhero projects.