During an appearance at Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil over the weekend, Jason Momoa revealed a bit more about his upcoming tenure as DC and Warner Bros.' big screen Aquaman. Omelete reported on the Momoa-centric panel; a translation of the page reveals that Momoa is contracted for four appearances as Arthur Curry, and that Warner Bros. locked him in for the role a long time ago.
When asked about a director for the aquatic Leaguer's solo debut, Momoa mentioned "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder specifically. "I love Zack Snyder," said Momoa, via the translated text. "He has an incredible vision and I am very grateful to him for the opportunity to [play] such an important character." Corroborating the translation is DCU Movie Page, which appears to have livetweeted the panel.
And Momoa wants Zack Snyder, which is a big fan of the director, to direct Aquaman movie. more to come... #CCPX— DCU Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
"Aquaman will be a bad-ass, otherwise, they wouldn't cast me for the role." - Jason Momoa #CCPX— DCU Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
Jason Momoa have a contract for 4 movies as Arthur Curry/Aquaman! #CCPX— DCU Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
Momoa was hired as Aquaman for a LOOOONG time before the official release, but have to keep his mouth shut. #CCPX— DCU Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
Jason Momoa will star as Aquaman in the hero's solo film, expected in 2018. It's likely that both "Justice League" films -- scheduled for 2017 and 2019 -- will also star Momoa. There has been speculation that Aquaman could play a small role in 2016's "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" as well, which would bring the grand total of Momoa feature films up to four.