Aquaman Is "Meaner and Upset" in Warners' DC Movies, Says Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa as Aquaman - P 2015
"Look at what has been done to our oceans. That's his world that has been polluted."

For decades, Aquaman has been the go-to superhero to make fun of (he does, after all, talk to fish, among other aquatic life forms). But when Jason Momoa debuts as this member of Warner Bros.' cinematic DC universe, things might change. To hear Momoa describe the character, it's no more Mr. Nice Underseas King.

Momoa brought up the topic of Aquaman's new temperament when he was asked during a recent interview whether the character on screen would wear a costume similar to his classic comic book look. Momoa hedged his bets, while leaking information about the superhero's motivations in the film.

"Well, there might be some bit of orange and green," said the actor, referring to the colors of the classic Aquaman costume. "A bit of respect for prior work, but I think he is meaner now and upset — look at what has been done to our oceans. That's his world that has been polluted."

The idea of an Atlantean ruler out for revenge against humanity sounds more like Marvel's Sub-Mariner than DC's Aquaman, but such a repositioning does fit in with the darker world of Man of Steel, where Superman has to kill to save the day, and judging from trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman is even angrier than in previous movies.

Momoa was also asked about whether, as rumored, Aquaman would show up in Batman v Superman ahead of his solo film, but the actor played coy, replying "Well, we will see. I really can’t say much on that right now."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and, possibly maybe Jason Momoa, will be released March 25, 2016.