Jason Momoa has reportedly been cast as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jason Momoa has reportedly been cast as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Just a few days after director Zack Snyder called a Detroit radio station to defend Aquaman, Variety reports that Jason Momoa — best known as Game of Thrones' Khal Drogo — has been cast as the widely mocked superhero in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Momoa has been rumored for the Aquaman role for months — to the point that he's gotten a little snappy when the subject is raised in interviews. ("Stop asking me. It's so annoying," he reportedly said during an appearance at Motor City Comic Con.)

Batman v. Superman will mark Aquaman's big-screen debut. The upcoming blockbuster is now confirmed to feature Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and Aquaman, squaring off against the villainous Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

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That leaves three original founders of the Justice League who haven't been announced: Green Lantern, The Flash, and the Martian Manhunter. Given the way that the roster of superheroes in Batman v. Superman continues to swell, keep a very close eye out for any further casting announcements in the months to come.

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