Jason Momoa Reveals His Status With DC and the Future of Aquaman
Jason Momoa guested on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night to promote his upcoming DCEU sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, as well as his second hosting stint on SNL this weekend. During his stop, Momoa seemed to answer the long-gestating question of whether his time with DC has come to an end.
DC’s film division has seen its share of shakeups over the last year. Amidst their entire 2023 slate, including Shazam: Fury of the Gods and The Flash, drastically underperforming at the box office, the studio brought in Guardians of the Galaxy and Suicide Squad director James Gunn, along with producer Peter Safran (Aquaman, Annabelle), to restructure the DCEU into the “new” DC Universe.
But Gunn and Safran’s approach has been slightly erratic, especially where casting is concerned. For example, Henry Cavill won’t be reprising his version of Superman when the hero returns to kick off the Gunn/Safran DC phase in 2025’s Superman: Legacy. Similarly, Ben Affleck’s tenure as Batman has also come to an end. However, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and Momoa will likely return to the rebooted universe, but as different characters.
On The Tonight Show, Momoa assured fans that they can count on him being around a while longer. “There will always be a place for me at DC,” he told Fallon. “They like me.”
While not divulging any details of his future appearances, Momoa seemed to put the nail in the coffin of any future Aquaman turns. “I mean, this is kinda like the end of this DCEU universe,” he responded when asked if there might be an Aquaman 3.
However, Momoa left the door open just a crack, telling the audience that he could return if there was sufficient fan demand. “Unless, you know, things have happened before, so I guess if people like it,” he said as he gave a glance to the studio audience.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been subjected to dreadful pre-release buzz, including a report in Variety which claimed Momoa engaged in controversial behavior and was often drunk on set. A rep has denied the allegations. The movie hits theaters on December 22. You can catch Momoa on SNL with musical guest Tate McRae on November 18.