Jason Momoa says he’s “never seen anything like” Aquaman.
The 37-year-old actor is set to star as the titular superhero in the upcoming DC Comics standalone movie, and has said the script offers a “really cool spin” on the popular comic book character.
Speaking to DigitalTrends.com, Jason said: “I read the (‘Aquaman’) script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we travelled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater. So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Lord of the Rings’ to ‘Romancing the Stone’.
“It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to. So I’ve never really seen anything like it.”
And Jason – who will first don his swashbuckling superhero costume for the upcoming ensemble movie Justice League – previously said the movie was “the best moment” of his career.
He said: “I haven’t been an actor who’s been able to pick and choose roles, and being a family man, it’s been about putting food on the table … This has been the best moment of my career because the superhero roles are letting me get the other roles I want.”
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Nicole Kidman was in talks to join the cast as Aquaman’s mother Atlanna.
If Nicole does sign up for the DC Extended Universe film – on which shooting is due to start in April – she will join a star-studded cast which already includes Jason, alongside Amber Heard as Queen of Atlantis Mera, Patrick Wilson as the titular character’s evil half-brother the Ocean Master Orm Marius, Willem Dafoe as a friend and adviser to Aquaman named Vulko and John Cleese in an unknown role but one that has been described as a “significant part”.
Aquaman will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on October 5, 2018.