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

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.


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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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."