‘Aquaman and the Last Kingdom’ is releasing in less than a week, and with it, DCEU is counting down its last days. The first Aquaman movie was a major success and one of the highest-grossing movies in the DCEU, largely due to Momoa’s portrayal of the legendary aquatic superhero.
The box-office projections for the upcoming installment, however, don’t look good, and fans are afraid that those will be used to further cement the destiny of Aquaman in Gunn’s and Safran’s new DCU.
And as it turns out, Momoa himself has an opinion on that in an exclusive interview with ET. Momoa said that he had a great time playing the character, but it doesn’t look like Aquaman will have a future in the new cinematic universe that Safran and Gunn are trying to set up.
I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice, [James Gunn and Peter Safran] want to start their own new thing up. The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility, But right now, I’m like, It’s not looking too good.
Momoa also commented on the rumors of him getting the role of Lobo in the DCU.
I was a big Lobo fan growing up. I read every comic. So that would be really cool.
Still, Aquaman remains one of his all-time favorite roles due to Momoa’s connection to the ocean, being Polynesian. It is also due to the excitement that people communicate with him, especially kids when they see him on the streets.
In any case, Momoa is not wrong when it comes to predicting Aquaman’s future; the projection looks grim because of the lack of a clear marketing campaign affected by the SAGA-AFTRA strike. There’s also the fact that Amber Heard is reprising her role, which means that many fans promised to boycott the movie.
‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases next Friday, December 22, worldwide. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!