“I’ll always be Aquaman,” Jason Momoa declared diversity Studio presented by Audible at Sundance. Momoa is the narrator of the Park City festival’s new documentary “Deep Rising,” which investigates companies mining metals from the deep seabed. Momoa recently met with new DC studio chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran to talk about his future in the DC Universe, where he’s played Aquaman in several films.
“It’s very, very wonderful,” Momoa said of the meeting. “I’m in the Warner Brothers house and they’re loving what I’m doing. We have a lot of good things coming our way.”
One thing is coming, Momoa’s second standalone “Aquaman” movie, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” There are also rumors that Momoa will play a different superhero character, Lobo, in the new DC Universe under Gunn and Safran. Momoa wouldn’t confirm such rumors, but he did say that “there may be another character” coming from him down the DC-related line.
“Beautiful thing [about ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’] My partner and I wrote the first treatment for it and it was about a 55-page treatment, and a lot of it had to deal with talking to the United Nations about what was happening with the melting ice caps,” Momoa said. “There are no distant galaxies coming to destroy us or aliens from elsewhere. It is we who destroy our planet. We have to get it together and save our home.”
Momoa concluded, “I’ll always be Aquaman. No one is getting in there and taking shit. There may be other characters. I can play other things too. I can be funny and wild and charming.”
The climate change themes inherited from the “Aquaman” movies are directly linked to Momoa’s Sundance documentary “Deep Rising.” The actor said he is open to participating in more environmental films.
“Listen, I never in a million years thought people would use my voice,” Momoa said. “It’s wonderful and I just want to shine on films like this.”