Jason Momoa of the "Game of Thrones" fame is to take the lead role of Arthur Curry, also known as Aquaman, in an upcoming DC movie. The actor's fans were exhilarated after learning that he had been cast in the DC Extended Universe earlier this year to play the iconic role of Aquaman.
In a recent interview, the actor who has also taken a role in "Conan the Barbarian" was asked how he was able to connect to the Hybrid hero. He then made a bit shocking revelation when he shared that he was able to identify with the character's pain in being an outcast.
"How I identify with that is kind of being... a bit of an outcast. You see, he wasn't really too accepted... I wasn't too accepted," he said in the interview.
Momoa then went to explain that he grew up in a small, rural country in Iowa where not too many races existed. The Hawaii-born actor would usually go see his father and feel a bit discriminated because he was not raised in Hawaii. He shared that he felt like he was an outcast that could not seem to fit in any of both worlds.
Though the connection between the actor and the Aquaman role is a bit sad, good news awaits his fans as Warner Bros. finally set a premiere date for the movie. "Aquaman" had been scheduled to be released earlier but Paramount recently gave the movie's previous release date to "Mission: Impossible 6."
The movie will be directed by James Wan along with Peter Safran as its producer. Executive producers Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Rob Cowan will also be executive producing the superhero film.
The DC Comics based "Aquaman" movie will be shooting in Australia next year. Now, those who have been waiting to see Momoa taking in the Half-human and half-Atlantean role in "Aquaman" can look forward to its premiere date that is scheduled on Oct 5, 2018. Viewers can enjoy it in 3D and Imax.