‘Batman vs. Superman’ Rumor: Jason Momoa Has Signed On for a Role

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Jason Momoa in The Red Road Batman vs. Superman Rumor: Jason Momoa Has Signed On for a Role

It’s time for DC Comics fans to take a big heaping spoonful of salt with the latest rumor concerning Batman vs. Superman, since it not only follow months of speculation surrounding the Man of Steel sequel, but centers on one actor who has been rumored for the film for just as long. After prior reports that Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian) had joined the cast of the movie as a possible Aquaman, the latest rumor claims he has, in fact joined the cast in an official capacity.

Since the report itself is far from official – coming from a “source” of Batman-News.com – it should be pointed out that the exact role Momoa has landed is a complete mystery. Since this rumor comes hot on the heels of news that Ray Fisher will appear as Cyborg a.k.a. Victor Stone in some form, there will be plenty who jump on this news as yet more confirmation that Batman vs. Superman is all but an official Justice League team-up.

If that was outright stated by either director Zack Snyder, writer David S. Goyer, or Warner Bros., then Momoa’s casting would be far easier to link to an iconic hero or villain. Prior rumors linked the actor to the part of Doomsday, the alien creature who once killed Superman (more or less). But according to many industry sources, Momoa had the part of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy all but locked up, choosing not to play yet another emotionless killer; would he jump at the chance now?

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo Batman vs. Superman Rumor: Jason Momoa Has Signed On for a Role

Khal Drogo does not appreciate unsubstantiated rumors.

If the most recent rumor is true, then it also means Momoa has been actively lying in interviews after he had potentially signed a contract with WB. It’s possible that Momoa would prefer to deceive as opposed to simply dismissing discussion, but it seems just as likely that the timelines have been confused. Either way, one thing is abundantly clear regarding this and all previous rumors: the role in Batman vs. Superman that he has been eyed for is still a completely mystery.

With Superman’s sequel being woven into the mythology of Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and even the gallery of characters that tend to accompany Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), the possibilities are endless. Given Momoa’s physical appearance and experience, expecting him to play a sizable hero or villain makes sense. But at this point, the likelihood of him playing Luthor’s lackey, Aquaman, or even a Martian Manhunter in disguise are all neck-and-neck. If this rumor proves to be true, that is.

It would seem that Goyer, Snyder, and co-writer Chris Terrio (Argo) have enough balls in the air without worrying about introducing a character like Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, or any other past League member as fans know them. Since the arrival of any alien or Atlantean would tend to have a large impact on the film’s plot, it’s a safe bet WB is thinking long-term.

Jason Momoa in Conan the Barbarian Batman vs. Superman Rumor: Jason Momoa Has Signed On for a Role

What are your thoughts on Momoa’s potential in the world of Batman vs. Superman? Do you see him bringing some surprising nuance to an Atlantean king in future films, or a warmer side to a Martian mind-reader? Or – dare we say it – could his appearance in the film be limited to a post-credits tease as Darkseid himself? Only time will tell, but we’ll keep you posted as more substantial details surface.


More: Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman Story


Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on May 6th, 2016.

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  1. Acting talent not required…… Too many chiefs, not enough Indians…… Too many chefs spoil the broth….. Loved MoS, this is going to suck sweaty salty balls

  2. Calling it he will play Ares since we are getting Wonder Woman only makes sense.

    • That makes alot of sense actually, given his run as Conan and Khal Drogo,he has experience playing the warrior type.

  3. Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Cyborg and Aqua-Man Just call it a damn Justice League Movie already lol

    • Why?

      Nick Fury and Black Widow appeared in Iron Man 2 but it wasn’t called S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Movie because of that, was it? Use your head, son.

  4. Since there were 2 Aquaman Easter Eggs in MOS that has to be it…and we all know the Dwayne Johnson link to a DC character casting……(starts with an L…. anyone?)

    • Lt. Surge from wwf?

  5. I am going to be really upset if he isn’t lobo. I think he would be a great villain for batman and superman to take on. he’s one of the best DC villains and my second overall favorite character in DC besides batman. the Dude is basically wolverine+superman with the intelligence of at least batman. And if you want to bring him back in either a solo movie or in a justice league villain in a anti villain then that would be awesome too because he’s immortal so they don’t have to kill him off. I mean the dude is so badass that both heaven and hell said screw it he’s to crazy for the both of us just make him immortal.

    • Fun fact, Lobo is Stan Lee’s favourite comic book character of all time.

      Yes, “that” Stan Lee, Marvel’s Generalissimo.

      • @ Dazz

        That is completely wrong.

        Go look it up boy.

      • *favorite DC character….he has stated this. Spider-Man has always been his favorite overall character.

  6. They gonna dye Jasons hair BLONDE?

  7. Haha hey can’t blame him guy once git killed on apokolips and regenerated into a million clones of him self, defeated the apokolops army, and then began fighting the selves until only the original remained. Pretty bad ass lol

    • Wow. I have to see that.

  8. Could this movie get any worse?


    Wait, I said that after Gal Gadot was cast as WW. Then I said it again after Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex. Now we have an unknown as Cyborg & now we have Momoa as, who knows who. Every announcement makes WB/DC & their fans look more foolish and embarrassed.

    In all the years I’ve been watching movies, I have never seen a more jumbled, poorly cast, more poorly planned mess of a movie. This “blockbuster” has BOMB written all over it. It’s so sad.

    We finally get a JL movie & it’s turned into this pile of garbage.

    • so you want a justice League film but upset with the casting of the Justice League film????? are you stupid or a Marvel fan? or both?

    • …and you know this HOW? This article is based on a rumor. Incessantly complaining about every aspect of this film you know so far (presumably, feeling certain future revelations will not improve that attitude) makes you come across as an annoying whiner.

      Just so you know…

    • Your comment makes no sense at all. If I dared I’d even call it stupid.

      Just make a better argument.

  9. Is this my aquaman???? If so I could live with it and die happy to see aquaman in a movie…not so much for martian manhunter.

  10. I have a friend who flew out to Detroit to work on this. She says Moma is playing Aquaman. No word on hair dye yet…

  11. Bizarro, maybe?

  12. Def would be bad ass as Aquaman…

  13. Probably won’t happen but he would be a bada$$ Black Adam

  14. Momoa really does look like Vandal Savage. But I’m sure that character wont be in Superman vs Batman. I have know idea of what he will play, I’m guessing a villain unless he signed a multi picture deal. Then you know he will play a hero.

    I guess he would make a good Aquaman. I’m still waiting to see who the other villain will be.

  15. I would like to see Momoa as Lobo but Aquaman idk about that, I would’ve cast Charlie Hunnam as Aquaman. I would also like to see him play Kraven The Hunter in Sinister Six.

  16. I think all of these extra JL characters will appear in the final scene only. My theory is that Batman will make himself known to Superman early in the movie. Luthor somehow manipulates Supes and BM to fight each other in the middle act. The third act is when Supes and Batman realize Luthor is the real enemy and they defeat him. As a final scene to the movie, Batman introduces Superman to the rest of the league. That serves as the introduction and gateway to the JL movie. In between MOS2 and the JL movie, we have solo movies for WW and Aquaman (with the Flash and GL as supporting characters in those.)

    That’s my theory based only on a history of reading Marvel comics and no clue to the history of DC characters.

  17. The justice league was never batmans idea….remember he is distrustful of superman, wonder woman, et all due to their ablities. Also I’m not a fan of batman is the master behind the league, he sees the need but he counterplans for if the league goes rogue. That in its self could be a movie, but my theory is batman and supes meet fight,lex revels the true villian who I think is metello. Bats and supes fight where diana and steve trevor come In and assist. At the end we see superman look at batsand say something like we make a good team amd diana comments about wishing there was more warriors like the trinity aroundand bats saying funny you should mention that. End with cameo of gl,aquaman, flash and looming over earth some big baddie saying ready the invasion troops.

  18. This movie could feature every Oscar winner still alive but as long as Ben Affleck is Batman, I will not see it. Worst casting decision, ever.

    • Liar

  19. he would have made a better namor

  20. I think it was worst selection.
    I don’t like it.

    Grosir Pakaian

  21. Jason Momoa should hopefully be playing “aquaman” or Orin as i detailed in my script concept on this very site around two years ago..

    I have immense faith in this project not just because an idea i orignally spawned on 1hour of sleep in 3days eventually found its way into a hollywood studio but because it has to and regardless of what ppl think of Snyder he is Whedon aside THE best comic book movie director in the business hands down (no. Nolan DOESNT count)

    my only worry is theyll cop out and let a hack exec name the film instead of my (incessantly) suggested… Man of Tomorrow title (simplistic. loaded. organic)

  22. I swear I’ve seen this before…

  23. @dagger I think your commenting about this movie only because you have read the article and you read the article only because your interested in the movie so just don’t act silly.