Jason Momoa Relates To Aquaman As An “Outsider”

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will introduce fans to some of the most iconic characters in comics. One of those characters, Aquaman will be portrayed by Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa who certainly looks to be enjoying the character and making the role his own.

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In a recent interview, Momoa discussed how he personally connects to Aquaman as a character. Sometimes actors can find it difficult to relate to these extremely powerful beings, but it seems like Momoa found a way to relate to his underwater god.

“How I identify with that is kind of being…a bit of an outcast. You see, he wasn’t really too accepted…I wasn’t too accepted. There weren’t any races where I grew up. There’s no Chinese, no Mexican, no Black. I grew up in Iowa. I graduated with like 100 people…I was born in Hawaii, so I would go see my father…[I] just wasn’t accepted on the local side by some people because I wasn’t raised in Hawaii. I identify as being that outcast and not really fitting into two different worlds.”

Jason Momoa will be introduced to the DC Extended Universe in Justice League before appearing in a solo movie directed by James Wan.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
I’m obsessed with all areas of film and pop-culture, whether that’s a hidden world of witches and wizards, a universe filled with superheroes or a galaxy far, far away.