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Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa In Talks For Man of Steel Sequel


I’m all over the map on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel. I enjoyed the first film, disliked the Ben Affleck Batman casting, but am hopeful for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. But I also have no idea what direction they’re actually going in with the film so that makes me nervous. Though they’ve got me extra curious today with the news of Jason Momoa possibly joining the cast.

The Hollywood Reporter says the Game of Thrones actor is in negotiations:

It’s unclear whom Momoa will play due to the Kryptonite lock on the project’s details. There’s been speculation that the movie’s villain could be Doomsday, a Kryptonian scientifically engineered into an intergalactic killing machine. Doomsday famously “killed” Superman in the comics, which became a media event in 1992. The character’s existence is even hinted in the extras of the Man of Steel Blu-ray.

However, a source speculated that if Warners is populating the movie with members of the Justice League, Momoa could also play the Martian Manhunter, a super-powered alien trapped on Earth. Momoa, with his muscular physique, could be a fit for either character.

Previously, Momoa had been up for another comic book role, that of Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. That part eventually went to Dave Bautista but I was secretly hoping Momoa would turn up elsewhere in a superhero universe so I hope this pans out.

Out of the two characters suggested by THR, I’d lean toward Momoa playing Martian Manhunter but probably only because I’d like him around for more than just one movie. Someone in the comment section on THR suggested he’d make a good Lobo. I could probably get behind that as well. What do you think, should Momoa be a hero or a villain?

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image by me)

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  • Victoria McNally

    Okay but how hilarious would a Momoa Aquaman be

  • Adrian

    Well, as long as we’re packing in the entire League into this movie, I hope he plays J’onn because it would be interesting to see him play a more reserved, thoughtful character, rather than his usual act… but if he HAS to be the overdone alpha male again, he might as well be The Main Man himself. He’s a shoe-in for Lobo.

  • JustPlainSomething

    I’d vote for Martian Manhunter just because I want J’onn around (although it would be nice for MM to be played by a black actor since he often chooses that as his human form and you know, more black representation in comic movies). And I can see him as Lobo, although I don’t know if it’s wise to introduce Lobo in a movie where you’re also establishing WW and Batman.

  • JustPlainSomething

    Also I just looked it up and Momoa actually has a mixed heritage including native Hawaiian and Native American, so yay representation regardless!

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping for Darkseid, myself. I’ll be posting more about that on my own website in the next day or so, for anyone who’s interested in my theory/analysis. Basically, he’s sort of behind-the-scenes, with his Intergang thugs colluding with Lex Luthor. Of course, there are plenty of ways that theory could incorporate an actor like Momoa for more than one film, whether he’s Darkseid or not.

  • CyberIstari

    But Lobo, classically at least, isn’t strictly a villain. But I see lots of possibilities here. John Henry Irons, anyone? ;)

  • Anonymous

    He can only be defeated in combat by getting him to say his name backwards. It is known!

  • NickN

    Well I liked his Conan (the script and other parts of the film weren’t very good, but he was great in the role), I’d be up for seeing him play Underwater Conan.

  • Starman

    Amanda Waller. Just to really mess with expectations.

  • SuperFubar

    My dream casting for Martian Manhunter is Lance Reddick

  • Hailey Ferraro

    I need him to Lobo… I didn’t even this article, just the headline before I shouted, LOBO!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m always up for Lobo, but I think Momoa would make an awesome Vandal Savage too.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, the whole of Atlantis could have Pacific Islander descent. That’d be awesome. Unless they then got Ben Kingsley to play Aquaman’s dad. Seriously, folks need to stop casting Ben Kingsley as “generic ethnic.” This has really gotten off-topic, hasn’t it now?

  • Anonymous

    Someone once suggested Keanu Reeves for Ocean Master. I’d accept that providing he wears the classic helmet, of course.