Jason Momoa might get cast as Doomsday in ‘Batman vs. Superman’: yay or nay?


Lord, Jason Momoa is FINE. I can’t believe how long it’s been since we talked about Jason. As much as I would like to make him part of our permanent dong-watch rotation, the truth is that Jason usually isn’t up to much career-wise, and there really aren’t that many photos of him usually. But finally we have one interesting piece of news, so YAY.

First, some backstory: DC Entertainment made a huge gamble on Henry Cavill as Superman, and I’d say the gamble paid off – Man of Steel was a big hit, the studio made a lot of money and now Cavill is a movie star. So of course there will be a sequel, only this time DC is hedging their bets and throwing everything but the kitchen sink into the sequel – Ben Affleck is hilariously going to play Batman (UGH!), Gal Gadot was just confirmed as Wonder Woman, and now it’s looking like Jason Momoa might be cast as the villain. Or something. Whatever, JASON MOMOA!! HUZZAH.

Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the cast of the untitled Batman-Superman movie being made by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Zack Snyder is directing the Man of Steel follow-up, which is quickly turning into a who’s who of DC superheroes as Momoa joins Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Israeli supermodel and relative newcomer Gal Godot as Wonder Woman.

It’s unclear whom Momoa will play due to the Kryptonite lock on the project’s details. There’s been speculation that the movie’s villain could be Doomsday, a Kryptonian scientifically engineered into an intergalactic killing machine. Doomsday famously “killed” Superman in the comics, which became a media event in 1992. The character’s existence is even hinted in the extras of the Man of Steel Blu-ray.

However, a source speculated that if Warners is populating the movie with members of the Justice League, Momoa could also play the Martian Manhunter, a super-powered alien trapped on Earth. Momoa, with his muscular physique, could be a fit for either character.

Momoa played the barbarian leader Khal Drogo in the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as Conan in 2011’s Conan the Barbarian. He’s got several indies in the works, including Wolves, a werewolf action movie written and directed by David Hayter. Warner Bros. had no comment.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

“Intergalactic killing machine”… in my pants. If this is happening, I think it’s a great career move for Jason, who seems to have real issues finding a foothold in the industry. His part in Game of Thrones Season One should have been his launching pad into playing bigger roles in Hollywood – which he tried to do with the remake of Conan the Barbarian, only that bombed and Hollywood didn’t want to take a chance on him again as a leading man. Taking a “bad guy” or supporting part in a big comic-book franchise is a great way to reboot your career though, plus it just helps to be in a movie that everyone sees. I hope this happens for him. This might even make up for the Affleck nonsense.




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  1. Han says:

    Omg! This man is so hot!! I say yay just to keep him in the news!

  2. nico says:

    Can he act?

    I guess it doesn’t matter because Batman can’t.

  3. Anna says:

    ugh I LOVE Jason. the scar across his eyebrow made him even sexier to me.

    he seems to be more successful on tv rather than film (the game, stargate atlantis, game of thrones)

  4. Dani2 says:

    Well he scares me even without make-up/the full get-up, so I can see that working out just fine.

  5. KromBoom says:

    Just want to see him on screen again. Not too much of a costume, please.

    This man is best served raw.

  6. Lark says:

    Hell yeah! I love Jason, good for him for getting a big part like this.

  7. lady mary. says:

    Hurrah,good 4 him ,its been ages since we saw Khal ,hope his career gets a boost wwith this ,he can easily take all the attention away frm Ben here

  8. Amanda says:

    I would normally avoid this movie, but if Jason were in it, my butt will be in a theatre seat on opening night. I sat through Conan for this man.

  9. D says:

    ““Intergalactic killing machine”… in my pants. ” hahaha oh I almost spilled my coffee reading that :D awesome

  10. Valois says:

    He doesn’t do it for me (creeeeeeepy), but I’m not into comic adaptions anyway, so whatever.

  11. Bex says:

    He would definitely make the difference between “wait for dvd” and seeing it in the theatre for me. YUM.
    I have no problem with Mr. Bonet posts every week.

  12. mom2two says:

    Yes. He is gorgeous! Lisa Bonet has a great taste in men-first Lenny Kravitz and now Jason Momoa. If he does get to be in this movie, it would make it a must see for me. I really enjoyed his portrayal of Khal Drogo in GoT, he was perfect.

  13. Launicaangelina says:

    He can “doom” my “day” anytime! Wait, that’s not sexy. Actually, that’s creepy, huh? Anyway, he’s hot.

  14. MrsBPitt says:

    The man candy in this new movie is going to be awesome. However, Zach Snyder is a terrible director, and ruined what could have been a resurgence in the Superman movie series. Yes, MOS made a lot of money, but it was a disaster of a movie. Why any studio gave him the helm of MOS, after that horrendous Watchmen movie, is beyond me! And I won’t blame Henry Cavill for being a bad Superman (he was awesome in The Tudors) because even Amy Adams, who I love, and I have never seen give a bad performance, was not very good. I blame the whole fiasco on the director. It seems that, Snyder cannot get a decent performance from his cast, and the script was laughable. When Costners character tells Clark he should have let the kids on the school bus die, or Costner in that tornado scene, lol, and what was up with Russell Crowe being in the movie more than anyone, even though (SPOILER ALERT) his character dies in the beginning. I laughed through half of the movie, because it was so stupid. On another note, if Jason Momoa is playing the villan, I may find myself cheering for the bad guy! He is yummy!

    • Kate says:

      I know people have been shading Affleck but maybe he was cast to help with the directing and writing.

      • JWQ says:

        Warner could’ ve given Affleck the writing and the directing and cast someone else for the part! I wouldn’ t have minded one bit! In fact, I would prefer for Affleck to write and direct this movie by himself instead of Snyder (who is awful)! Said that, while I am more than happy to blame Snyder for it, I also think that Cavill was terrible! He might be good on The Tudors, but he is not a leading man! He has no charisma, no screen presence! I get that Superman is interesting because of his powers and ideals and not his personality, but Chris Evans plays a character who is equally uninteresting and who revolves around his powers and ideals and manages to do a better job! Not great, but decent, and it’ s not like he is that better in the acting department!

    • Florc says:

      This movie will be an abomination. My vote is only Nay because he deserves better.
      Hollywood needs to ban Snyder from any comic adaptation.

  15. Lydia says:

    If he does, hopefully that will mean that he’ll randomly stop showing up at GoT events.

  16. Andrea says:

    This movie looks like an overstuffed, mess of a trainwreck. But I like Jason!

    Honestly I like all the actors involved. It’s Snyder that really is the problem. If this franchise had a better director I think it would probably be pretty wonderful. It’s Snyder though.

  17. shix says:

    Jason Momoa!!! 😌 I am deeply in lust with this gorgeous man and his eyebrow scar. I really really want him to have a great career just so that we can have more photos of him 😉

  18. Deb says:

    I’ve said this 4ever but Showtime or HBO or someone needs to make a series of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books and cast this fine man as Wrath. End of.

  19. ANDREA1 says:

    This guy oozes sex I could see it because of him.

  20. Moiselle says:

    “Intergalactic killing machine”… in my pants.

    LOL. You are so funny. What a great line. And I totally agree.

  21. OriginallyBlue says:

    He is so fine. I would go see this terrible movie for him.

  22. Dommy Dearest says:

    As a comic fan, I’m so done with this movie. I haven’t seen Man of Steel nor will I watch it in the future. Snyder knew the sequel was going to flop and him just adding character after character proves it further. Batman while not happy with the casting would have been enough to draw viewers as Superman and Batman have a long history that deals with them working together as well as fighting. But now with the horrible miscast (again) of Wonder Woman and the rumor that Barry Allen (The Flash) is going to appear in the movie he’s just trying to stay above water. Doomsday doesn’t even fit in the timeline that was Superman’s origins. He needs to have Lex Luthor in the movie before all of the other Justice League members.

    Stop competing with Marvel, you aren’t going to win Snyder. At all.
    I’ve just pretty much gathered that DC hates live action movies of their characters. Why else would they have Snyder doing this movie as well as the Justice League movie?

  23. booboobird says:

    mmmmm….ooooooo…..mmmm…ooooo…..aaaaaaaaaaa…yay, all the way!!!!

  24. Sandy says:

    Sexiest man in Hollywood. Need more of him on this site please!

  25. Melissa says:

    Gosh he looks quite like James Franco in the first picture. I think it’s the facial expression.

  26. Algernon says:

    There was an article in one of the trades a few months ago about The Walking Dead and how, despite being the biggest show on television, it actually isn’t translating into any movie work for the cast. They cross-referenced Game of Thrones in that article as having a similar phenomenon. They basically said that while movie stars can get TV work whenever they want, TV stars still have to hustle pretty hard to get a decent job in the movies. Food for thought.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Norman Reedus (Daryl) has done a few indies (the pawn shop chronicles with Paul Walker and Elijah Wood) and sun light jr (with Naomi Watts) and Michael Rooker (Merle) is doing Guardians of the Galaxy. Jon Berenthal was also recently in a movie with Leo DiCaprio. I think The Walking Dead Cast is doing ok.

  27. WhiskeyGirl says:

    Please let him be Martian the Manhunter!!! He has the height and the voice for one of my favorite DC characters. Even though he’d be in makeup and cover up the gorgeous man…it would be worth it to have Martian in the movie.

  28. Eugenia says:

    Yay for Jason. Dude is fine.

    However, this movie sounds like a mess already!

  29. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Good for him. He could do with a career boost.

  30. JM says:

    If he doesn’t get the part, could someone in Hollywood PLEASE cast a movie with Jason, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Fassbender? They’re my fantasy trifecta of sex!

  31. kieraDax says:

    I wasn’t really bothered about seeing superman, the trailer for it was so depressing, but if Jason is in the next one I will watch it – a lot……

  32. kitty-bye says:

    Yay! However, I wish he would be any hero so he could win and stay in all the movies *_*.

  33. RHONYC says:

    there are dolls who would slap his face, HARD…then SIT a warm
    compress on his face to make it allll better. not ME oh ‘course…ohhhh, no. :lol: :-P 8O

  34. Helena says:

    I’d climb that man like a tree! Loved him in Stargate & GoT, and I wish him well in this hot mess of a movie.

  35. Girl Down says:

    One: I’d do stuff to him..

    Two: I have no interest in any Superman movie but I’d account for like a quarter of its revenue just to watch Jason Momoa.

  36. NessaB says:

    In the word of Billy Madison, “sooooooo hottttt, want to touch the hiney, aroooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”