Jason Momoa Denies ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Casting Rumor

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Jason Momoa in Conan the Barbarian Jason Momoa Denies Batman vs. Superman Casting Rumor

If every rumor about 2015′s Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman is true, then it would have to be one of the most jam-packed – and expensive – superhero movies ever made (X-Men: Days of Future Past is currently the leader of the pack on both points). Amid the white noise of the rumors, we tend to forget that only a few things have been confirmed: Zack Snyder is returning as director, Henry Cavill is returning as Superman, Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman, Gal Gadot will take on the role of Wonder Woman, and a good portion of the film will be shot in Michigan.

Anything else is just conjecture at this point, and there’s plenty to go around: is the John Stewart version of the Green Lantern involved? Will Dwayne Johnson or Denzel Washington play him? Or is Denzel going to play Lex Luthor instead of Bryan Cranston? Or is Joaquin Phoenix playing Lex? There are only so many roles to go around. Oh, and Wonder Woman will NOT be of Kryptonian descent – that was just a rumor based on speculation.

One of the biggest question marks about Batman vs. Superman was the apparent involvement of Jason Momoa, best known for his role as the magnetic Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The notion of who he would play immediately led to talk of a villain – like Doomsday – or maybe an additional hero – like Martian Manhunter. According to Momoa himself, however, we can forget it.

While speaking to IGN about his upcoming Sundance Channel series The Red Road, Momoa denied that he’s been cast in the superhero extravaganza:

“It’s just rumors. I want to say something amazing, but I can’t comment on rumors. It’s flattering.”

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo Jason Momoa Denies Batman vs. Superman Casting Rumor

Khal Drogo does not appreciate unsubstantiated rumors.

Momoa went on to stress that: “I’m not involved in it.” So how did this rumor start in the first place? The initial report stated only that Momoa was “in talks” for a role. Did the public’s imagination simply catch word of these talks and build it up into something it wasn’t, since it seems like he would be a good fit for something like Batman vs. Superman? According to Momoa:

“Maybe that’s how it came out. Maybe someone said, ‘You should be in this!’ and I said, ‘Yeah that would be great!’ And it just went too far.”

Maybe the rumors that he was joining the DC Universe were sparked by news that he auditioned for the role of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which eventually went to Dave Bautista. Momoa commented on that, saying:

“I mean, you audition for things. I auditioned for it. I think it’s the kind of like, ‘He’s a big guy that does action, and he’s gonna fit in somewhere.’”

Now that Jason Momoa has denied any involvement in Batman vs. Superman, we can perhaps put any question of whether or not Doomsday or Martian Manhunter will appear to rest. Momoa never actually denies having talked to the producers and director about a role, but even if he had, there is no way of knowing just which role or even when.

Every fan has a favorite character, be it villain or superhero (or civilian bystander), and there is no way to include them all. Batman vs. Superman seems to have enough going on already – perhaps ditching some of these rumored characters is for the best.

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

Source: IGN

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  1. OMG PLEASE SAY THIS ISNT TRUE I WAS HOPING HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A CMEO AS THE NEW HAWKMAN HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECT FOR THE ROLE,I CULD NEVER HAVE SEEN HIM AS DOOMSDY ANYONE COULD PLAY DOOMSDAY IT WILL BE A CGIDOOMSDAY WE WILL SEE SO IM GLAD THEY DIDNT WASTE HIM ON THAT BUT HE WOULD MAKE A GREAT HAWKMAN ALSO THINK CHARLIE HUNNAM SHOULD BE THE NEW AQUAMAN AND CHRIS PINE WOULD MAKE A GREAT FLASH AKE WAYNE JOHSO MARTIAN MANHUNTER AND CAST DENZEL WASHINGTON AS LEX LUTHOR ANYONE AGREE?LET ME KNOW

    • MAYBE IF YOU KEEP TYPING IN CAPS IT’LL ALL COME TRUE

  2. Glad to hear that, although it would be nice to hear that Metallo is in the movie.

    • I THINK FOR METALLO MARK WHARLBERG WOULD BE A GOOD FIT,OR EVEN KIEFER SUTHERLAND AND IM HOLDING OUT HOPE THAT BEN AFFLECK WILL BE A GREAT BATMAN HE HAS SHOWN THAT WITH A GOOD SCRIPT HE CAN BE A GREAT ACTOR,REMEMBER DARE DEVIL WAS A FOX MOVIE MADE 11 YEARS AGO SUPER HERO MOVIES HAVE COME ALONG WAY SINCE THEN AND HE WAS NOT BAD IN THE FILM I THOUGHT,

      • Eh, DC Forever, I get it that you’re pumped up about DC and all but could you possibly fix that “caps lock” key on your key board?

        Also; Metallo? Seriously?

        Metallo is a fourth string villain that isn’t worth a penny.

        • METALLO WOULD BE A GREAT VILLIAN IN SUPERMAN VS BATMAN IF THEY USE HIM WISELY HAVE HIM BE ONE OF THE SOLDIERS THAT GOT HURT IN THE BATTLE IN MAN OF STEEL HAVE LEXCORP TURN HIM INTO A WEAPON AGAINST SUPERMAN IT WOULD BE INTERESTING IF THEY USED HIM WITH A BIGGER VILAIN WE HAVE NEVER SEEN A PROPER VERSION OF METALLO ON THE SCREEN BEFORE SMALLVILLES WAS TERRIBLE AND I LIKED SMALLVILLE BUT BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN WAS TERRIBLE AS METALLO. I COULD TURN OFF MY CAPS BUT I WONT BECAUSE YOU FORGOT TO USE THE MAGIC WORD WHEN YOU ASKED ME TO KRYPTONIC THE MAGIC WORD IS PLEASE LOL

          • Okay, PLEASE!

            PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ??

            • ok done caps are off lol

              • thanks!

                • Why do people get so mad at that???? Really its just letters. Its not like u can hear him screaming. Never really got that

                  • Welcome to the “internet.”

                  • It’s actually harder to read mostly.

        • If they can supposedly tease Booster Gold, they can do Metallo.

  3. Laughing at all of you who were CONVINCED he was going to be Lobo or even Doomsday. No need for either of them to be in this film. However, Paul Rudd said the same kind of thing Momoa did then he was confirmed for Ant-Man a few days later. So, we’ll see.

    • Yeah, but Marvel gets things done.

  4. Jason Momoa; proof that you can live without a brain stem and still be a success!

    The human spirit endures.

    Seriously, though…all the talk about Momoa either playing Doomsday or Bizzarro cannot be flattering to the man.

    • Like

  5. Its not a tumor-
    i mean rumor.

  6. could still be true. all actors, directors, producers, writers working on big blockbuster franchise films lie. they lie all the time. maybe he was offered a role and isn’t allowed to speak about it. maybe he was in negotiations for a role but wanted more money or decided he didnt wanna do it, or maybe hes already signed in a 3 picture deal and will be in it. until things are actually confirmed by WB/DC, all rumors regarding Batman vs Superman and the rest of the DCU all have a 50/50 chance of happening (or in this case not happening).

  7. I find it funny that this site can deffinitively put a big “no” on whether Wonder Woman will be of Kryptonian descent when the truth is nobody knows what they are doing, ergo a kryptonian OR mythological are both perfectly plausible at this point. To say she deffinitively won’t be Of Kryptonian descent would mean you have confirmed it with the people responsible with the movie, and by reading your posts I can clearly see that it’s not the case.

    • WW’s origin is that she will be a Superman defense weapon created by Batman who is also his bodyguard and part time girlfriend.

      She had Kryptonite boobs or maybe no boobs, its all so foggy.

      • Dude… you almost had me… :D

    • This!

  8. Am I the only one just kind of “Eh” about Batman vs. Superman? It just seems kind of meh now, I’m not as excited as I was when they announced it. Just really want it to start production, you know? Silence these rumors

    • You just opened the gate containing all the Batman vs Superman naysayers. But I do hope all these rumors get dismissed, it is getting tiresome.

      • Agreed. The rumours have reached a saturation point. I’m gonna forget about this movie until the fall/early winter when we get an actual teaser to judge (or sooner at comicon or some such). For MOS i remember all the random debates on unofficial set pics etc. meh, think I want to avoid that this time around lol.

  9. He’s just saying.

    Hollywood Reporter is no Badass Dogest or Cosmic movie news.

  10. Looks like Dwayne Johnson got his part then…..

  11. You know several sites of actually placed him on the cast on their sites as doomsday?

    Fail! Oh well one rumor down…….900000000000000 left to disprove.

  12. LOL no comment

  13. he wants to say something amazing?????

    so bvs is out of picture ….what about justice league ??????

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