Jason Momoa May Join ‘Batman vs. Superman’ – But Who Would He Play?

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Jason Momoa Batman vs Superman Jason Momoa May Join Batman vs. Superman   But Who Would He Play?

Batman vs. Superman is starting to get crowded. First, Warner Bros. made the announcement that Gal Gadot was officially joining the film as Wonder Woman. Then we heard rumors that Denzel Washington and Idris Elba were being considered to star as the villain Lex Luthor. Needless to say, DC fans have had a lot to chew on over the last week.

Now they’ve got something else to consider. According to a new report, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian) is in discussions to join Batman vs. Superman in an unnamed role.

The story, which was first reported by¬†THR, offers a few suggestions for who Momoa might play. We’ll dig into those shortly, but it’s worth mentioning that if Momoa does join the film, it wouldn’t be the first time the actor has flirted with playing a comic book character.

Marvel reportedly considered offering Momoa the part of Drax the Destroyer in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but the deal fell through over salary negotiations. The company later selected Dave Bautista to star in the film. Maybe Momoa will be a bit more flexible this time around.

But let’s get back to Momoa’s possible role. One possibility, mentioned in the THR article is Doomsday, is one of DC’s greatest villains and the person that “killed” Superman. The rumor mill has been churning about Doomsday for a little while now, so it’s no surprise to hear Momoa’s name tied to the character.

Jason Momoa as Doomsday and Bizarro Superman Jason Momoa May Join Batman vs. Superman   But Who Would He Play?

Doomsday and the New 52 version of Bizarro Superman.

In the comic books, Doomsday was a genetically engineered monster that was put through an accelerated natural evolution to become a perfect, unbeatable killing machine. If Lex Luthor is a part of the movie, as many fans are expecting, we could see a version of Doomsday that is genetically engineered by Luthor to act as a deterrent to Superman.

Another possibility (though less likely) could see Luthor using leftover genetic material from one of the Kryptonian invaders in Man of Steel to create a clone of Superman, leading to a version of Bizarro Superman (which is essentially what happens with one version of the character in the comics).

Of course, Jason Momoa won’t necessarily play a villain. In the THR article, a source speculates that Momoa could play Martian Manhunter. Given that the entire DC movie universe is building toward a Justice League movie, this is a possibility. (Heck, given how many characters are appearing, they might as well come right out and call this movie Justice League.) That said, based on Momoa’s previous roles, it seems likely that he’ll play someone a bit more…violent.

In any case, Momoa offers the physicality and action movie experience to fit into Zack Snyder’s sequel no matter what role he plays. The question is, will the addition of too many characters too quickly backfire and leave audiences wondering what might have been?

Let us know your thoughts about Momoa in the comments. Who do you think the actor could play?


Man of Steel 2/Batman vs. Superman hits theaters July 17th, 2015.

Source: THR

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  1. If all these rumors are true this movie will be way too crowded, I’m worried they might be alienating causal moviegoers who don’t read comics, and might decide not to see this. Since the majority of the movies’ money will come from casual moviegoers not hardcore DC Comics fans.

    • That theory may have been viable before the Avengers but now everyone wants to go see superhero movies. The casual moviegoer still knows who Superman is and will still want to watch him fight whichever baddie the studio puts him up against. That may not be true for everyone (yet) but who aside from comic fans knew who Malaketh was before Thor: The Dark World? Doesn’t matter because it still made $416,700,000. While I agree that if they try to feature all of these characters, instead of just giving Wonder Woman a cameo and stuff like that (possibly speaking at the UN as an ambassador from Themyscira or a Beast-esque TV interview from X-MEN), this movie will be overcrowded, BUT if done right it could work. If the story centers on Batman and Superman and provides the audience with small windows into the larger universe via these side characters, the story won’t suffer and casual moviegoers will want to see more of these side characters and hardcore fans will anticipate the full reveals of characters with whom they’re already very familiar.

      • I agree with you slightly, but to a regard I also disagree. I will say that I think also that this movie has potential to be pulled off correctly but as I’ve been saying for a while now Zack Snyder needs to be removed from any further DC movie developments. And although SR has joked about just calling this movie a JLA movie, while I agree with the humor I disagree with the reality of it being considered a true Justice League film, and whoever makes the final approval was clearly sane in NOT calling it a Justice League movie. I do however think Mamoa will be a good fit in DC universe rather Marvel, but I disagree altogether with the speculations as to who he could portray, if you’ll remember Nightwing and Robin are two different men, Although Nightwing is already been caste little to no mention has been made about Robin, furthermore there was a story arc about a Damien Wayne, could it be possible this is Bruce Wayne’s son turned evil? I just don’t think Mamoa would be a good Doomsday or Bizzaro Superman they both would be to CGI’d (Especially in Snyder’s portrayal) For them to make such a hubub over his appearance…ALSO WHAT ABOUT AQUAMAN? If this is a Justice league rip off, we deserve a take on Aquaman do we not?

    • I don’t think so, because as casual moviegoers they aren’t as engaged in the nuances and dynamics of the movie, nor are they likely to hear about most casting choices (buried in Yahoo! articles as they are), much less most rumors. Big names like Batman, Superman and WW are going to make the news, as well as any well-recognizable characters.

      But all the talks about overcrowding and plot and storytelling are very unlikely to pose much of an issue IMO. It’s not discussed too much in most non-movie message boards (i.e. mainstream/casual sites)

  2. Bizarro.

    I don’t think that Warner Bros. will pit Superman against the monster that killed him in the sequel. Plus, to me Jason Momoa would be a perfect Bizarro.

  3. How about Green Arrow? Since this movie hints at using Dark Knight Returns as source material it would make sense to bring in Oliver (probably with both arms). I especially liked how Miller portrayed him as a fringe, anti-government, survivalist type. That would play well in Batman vs. Superman as Oliver thinks Supes is a government conspiracy used to demolish Metropolis.

    • They said it was taking some inspiration from The Dark Knight Returns, not that it would be an adaptation of it, Wonder Woman wasn’t in The Dark Knight Returns.

      • To be fair, she was in the Dark Knight Strikes Again. Maybe they’re going to incorporate some elements from that story?

  4. Ugh. What a travesty. Skinny, flat-chested Gal Gadot, this homo, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, and the Man of Wood.

    Call me when Avengers 2 comes out.

    • minkowski…

      Intellect is NOT one of your attributes, is it?

      Wow. Sad.

  5. I’m not really up to date with the Dc stuff, but is Arrow in the same universe as Man of Steel and Supes v.Bats?

    • So far it is not.

  6. Maybe cyborg? If their transitioning to JL it would make sense. How do they make a credible doomsday out of any actor without extensive CGI? Dumb.

    • Cyborg is supposed to be black, I imagine there would be alot of hypocritical outrage if they tried to change a black character’s race. Since they’re trying to do Justice League as a superhero U.N. I bet not only will Cyborg remain black, he’ll speak with a South African accent.

    • yes it does make sense, additionally knowing that S.T.A.R. Labs is in the MOS franchise and also Henry Cavill’s interview mentioning Cyborg makes more sense although it might be him rumoring things but its a possibility

  7. He looks like Lobo. No make up required hahaha

  8. Very good Beasknees. I was wondering when someone would get. It would make sense given the Justice League tie-in. Jasons mannerisms in Game of Thrones are similar to Lobo’s biker-on-steriods attitude. Better choice than Dwanye Johnson. Personally, I hope ‘the main man’ gets his own flick, after Hellboy came out I was sure he would. I been waitin’ ya frag-wit Hollywood geek-wads!

  9. Wait, he playing a cameo as an intergalactic weapons dealer with mysterious intentions that will be appearing in various DC films and TV shows known only as… The Monitor.

    • Are you sure hes not playing a character that points at various items, known only as… the Indicator!

  10. lobo

  11. that is all

  12. There has been no official announcement so far as to the title of the movie or the story, these roles aside from Bats and Supes that have been cast so far could be minor roles in this film for all we know. So just relax and wait for official word which will be soon since they plan to start filming in Feb, no sense working yourselves up.

    • Grrr….. maim…rend…frag…destroy…*deep breath* ok… Goosfraba!!

  13. I’m thinking he may make a good Lobo…. just a thought.

  14. Hey!I just realized something… this site is called Screen Rant! The hell with goosfraba!!

  15. Feels like they are rehashing ideas from Superman Lives. All they are doing is stuffing as much as they can into the turkey with so many characters.

  16. If AverageDrafter is right and they use The Monitor it would be Crisis on Infinite Earths (circa mid-eighties).

  17. he gonna b darkside maybe at end of movie u see him which would lehad to jla movie.well dats wat i think

  18. wow noone realized that if you are gonna introduce lex luthor, why not introduce Vandal Savage!!! Jason Momoa as Vandal Savage, makes alot of sense!

  19. 1 name comes to mind looking at this dude … Lobo

  20. At first I thought he was gonna play aquaman. But now that im thinking about it, he could be playing Nightwing. Think about it. They’re saying batman’s going to be older than we’ve previously seen, maybe they want an older, more experienced Dick Grayson too. Just a thought.

  21. Well he definitely couldn’t play Conan. That movie was awful. I think his best was in Game Of Thrones. Less talking and more action. Maybe Kalibak.

  22. Vandal Savage

  23. Mamoa would have been a better choice for the BATMAN role than Affleck… the brooding is enough to have pulled it off…Given the right fighting sequences and look it would have been a better choice