Justice League Movie: Matt Damon Up Against Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa For Aquaman Role?
The announcement today that Zack Snyder will direct a long awaited Justice League movie has already led to a ton of casting rumours with the most interesting speculation surrounding the role of Aquaman.
Warner Bros. have announced that Man of Steel director Snyder will be at the helm of the movie which is expected to open in cinemas sometime in 2018.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Sunday, Greg Silverman, WB’s president of production, revealed that Snyder will shoot the movie after his Man of Steel sequel, Batman Vs Super which he has just started pre-production on in Detroit.
The leads in Batman Vs Superman Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill are expected to reprise their roles while Gal Gadot will likely play Wonder Woman.
Will Matt Damon star in Justice League? (WENN)
There has been no word yet though on exactly what other characters will make up the rest of the Justice League but its widely thought that The Flash, Aquaman and Green Lantern will be included.
So who’s in line to play the trio? While there’s no word yet on The Flash, Green Lantern has previously popped up on the big screen in the 2011 movie, which crashed and burned at the box office. Ryan Reynolds starred as the hero three years ago but it’s unclear whether the character will be recast, considering the failure of the standalone film it wouldn’t be surprising if Snyder decided to start afresh.
As for Aquaman several reports have placed Ben Affleck’s BFF Matt Damon in the role. The casting rumour has actually been circulating for a while, with reports that WB were planning a standalone movie for the character but could Matt appear in the role instead in Justice League?
Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has also been linked to the Aquaman part (WENN)
Ben’s friend might have competition though as Game of Throne star Jason Momoa has also been linked to the role and is expected to appear in Batman vs. Superman in some as yet unknown capacity.
In January though the Hawaii born hunk denied he was up for the role, telling MTV News of the rumours:
“I get it all the time. It’s just a rumour. I swear”. To prove he was serious he even told reporter Josh Horowitz: “Man to man. You can punch me in the face if I’m lying. You’re allowed to punch me in the face. No, it’s a flattering rumour.”