I like to cover Jason Momoa photos whenever we have them, just because it’s a pretty rare occurrence. Jason was photographed a lot at Sundance over the past few days. Sundance is becoming an annual thing for him – he’s making his home in independent films and weird TV projects, so good for him. But we need to talk about his Sundance clothes. Yeah… I love him and I would hit it (HARD!) but the clothes are not helping. I understand that it’s cold in Utah. But it looks like he killed and skinned two bears, an elk and a dozen bunnies for that ensemble. So, would you hit it? While he’s wearing the coat and the hat? Shamefully, I have to admit that I still would.
Meanwhile, Jason was allowed to talk about his role as Aquaman in Batman vs Superman, which doesn’t even come out until…? March 2016. Good God. Jason explained how he got involved and whether he will “go blonde” for the role:
Momoa was asked, what can fans of the comic book expect from his version. “Well, things are going to be a little different, Momoa responded. “When I first went in I met with Zack (Snyder). His idea is pretty amazing. When I went in, he told me … my jaw kind of dropped. My jaw doesn’t normally drop. What he has planned for the DC world and for … definitely for Aquaman is something that, you know… I think I was brought on for a certain reason and they got some really cool plans for him. I’m really excited for everyone to see it.”
Momoa then tells how difficult it was to keep the casting news quiet. He had known he landed the role of Aquaman over a year ago. “Last year, when I was on this panel I was like eating chicken breasts and in training when I wasn’t supposed to talk about anything,” Momoa confessed. “I wasn’t supposed to say anything until 2016. So I told a bunch of people that they could punch me in the face if I was on it, so I’m going to get hit a couple times. But they finally released it. I was supposed to keep it a secret for 3 years.”
Then the host of the panel mentioned that Michael Shannon (“Man Of Steel”) was spotted at Sundance wearing an Aquaman t-shirt. “That’s awesome!” Momoa exclaimed. The host then follows that up with, “What’s your relationship there?” Which seems to allude to our recent report regarding General Zod’s involvement with Batman v Superman. Her question was followed by an awkward silence. Momoa completely dodges the question by changing the subject to a canned response about how important the role is because of his Polynesian roots and its connection to Hawaiian gods.
Later on, a 74-year-old woman proclaiming to be a huge fan of the Aquaman comic books wanted to know if Momoa’s King Of The Seven Seas will have a beard and mustache. “Well, just going off what you’ve seen so far ma’am, I don’t think he is going to be blonde or white,” Momoa stated. “I can’t really tell you because I haven’t shot it yet. I hate to disappoint. But um, you know, I’m a little different than what those others. I hope you watch it with an open heart.”
Wait, he hasn’t even shot it yet? I thought they were done with filming already? How long has this production lasted? Like, fourteen months? Forget that James Bond film, I’m sure THIS is going to be the most expensive film made of the decade.
And yes, I WOULD STILL HIT IT.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.