AQUAMAN Star Jason Momoa Confirms "This Is The End" For Franchise, But Hints At DCU Return

AQUAMAN Star Jason Momoa Confirms "This Is The End" For Franchise, But Hints At DCU Return AQUAMAN Star Jason Momoa Confirms "This Is The End" For Franchise, But Hints At DCU Return

While appearing on Jimmy Fallon's show, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Momoa confirmed that "this is the end" of his tenure as the King of Atlantis, but strongly hinted at his DCU return as Lobo.

By MarkCassidy - Nov 17, 2023 09:11 AM EST

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be the final film of the "DCEU" era before James Gunn and Peter safran's rebooted(?) DCU officially launches with Superman: Legacy, making the possibility of a third movie highly unlikely.

Even so, the fact that Gunn is keeping certain actors on as their respective characters (John Cena as Peacemaker, Xolo Maridueña as Blue Beetle, etc) meant there was always a chance Arthur Curry star Jason Momoa might reprise his role down the line.

However, the actor has now pretty much confirmed that he will be hanging up Aquaman's trident after James Wan's upcoming sequel.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, the Game of Thrones alum said, "this is kinda the end of this DC universe," but he did add that "there will always be a place for me at DC."

Fallon then appeared to allude to the rumors that have been doing the rounds about Momoa taking on the role of Lobo in the DCU, but the actor didn't mention any specific characters.

We have heard that Momoa is now "locked in" as Lobo, and may even debut as the Main Man in Superman: Legacy. With the strikes at an end, an official announcement may be imminent.

"Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, no, after w balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin."

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to swim into theaters on December 20.

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Nomis929 - 11/17/2023, 9:01 AM
I Been away for a while...Are the kids still saying "First" on these talking Threads?

Is that still "fire"?
MarkCassidy - 11/17/2023, 9:02 AM
@Nomis929 - Haven't seen it in a while dude... but feel free to start a revival!
clintthahamster - 11/17/2023, 9:03 AM
@Nomis929 - There's definitely one or two dudes who still do it. I assume they've been in a coma since 2007.
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 9:04 AM
@Nomis929 - Yeah haven't seen it for a while, feel free to use it.
Nomis929 - 11/17/2023, 9:09 AM
@MarkCassidy - Will do.

I don't want to seem out of touch with the "younglings" on here.

TheOtherOn - 11/17/2023, 10:53 AM
@MarkCassidy -

philinterrupted - 11/17/2023, 9:54 PM
@Nomis929 - no, they’re all in a hurry to be the first to bitch about whatever movie the article is about.
UniqNo - 11/17/2023, 9:02 AM
Embracing it as it is might actually give it hope st the box office. Still think it will do better than Flash. Over the holidays more kids off and people wanting to stay indoors. I estimate maybe 3.5 to 400 mill after all is done?
easythere - 11/18/2023, 12:34 PM
@UniqNo - 1/3 of the first one?? I think it should hit a billion.
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 9:05 AM
Yeah cast him as Lobo, I need Lobo in the DCU.
The1st - 11/17/2023, 10:54 AM
@marvel72 - and he needs to work in the language tòo, not just an occasional bub or booyah
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 3:02 PM
@The1st - Definitely, I think may really want to get his teeth into the role.
Repian - 11/17/2023, 9:05 AM
I also want to see Stephen Merchant as Joker in the DCU.

WhatIfRickJames - 11/17/2023, 9:10 AM
@Repian - I support a tall, gangly Merchant Joker.

Him next to his wife reminds me of the Mountain and his wife.
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 9:53 AM
@Repian - I don't see it. However, it's a total crime Willam Dafoe has never had a crack as the clown prince.
LeDiableBlanc - 11/17/2023, 10:05 AM
@Repian - I can see that working
The1st - 11/17/2023, 1:12 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - Reminds me of the dynamic between my high school English teacher and husband...they were at 4 kids and counting at that point. Probably a prolapse in Mrs. Merchant's distant future
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 12:55 PM
@The1st - so, ur H.S. teacher and husband got together at one point?!
GhostDog - 11/17/2023, 9:12 AM
Finally Lobo, who he should’ve been from the jump
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 9:51 AM
@GhostDog - I'm excited as anyone for him to be Lobo but, dang....way to 100% guarantee to torpedo your upcoming film (you know, the one that is a sequel to the billion-dollar one you were previously in)
GhostDog - 11/17/2023, 10:08 AM
@lazlodaytona - yea they’ve knee capped this film big time
easythere - 11/18/2023, 12:37 PM
@lazlodaytona - This article totally misquotes Momoa. He actually said that if people like Aquaman 2, he might return for #3.
easythere - 11/18/2023, 12:39 PM
@GhostDog - The media is trying SO HARD to kneecap Aquaman 2. Lying non-stop.
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 12:56 PM
@GhostDog - of course, after Gunn's slate announcement all of DC got handicapped for all of 2023.
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 12:57 PM
@easythere - I missed that part. I apologize.
GhostDog - 11/18/2023, 4:20 PM
@lazlodaytona - he definitely had a hand in killing these movies
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 4:49 PM
@GhostDog - which is a shame because, even tho personally I wasn't a huge of the 1st one, it still made 1B+ so this one could have had some further potential to do that kinda numbers. Oh well.

Bring on the new DCU (seriously? They couldn't come up with a better universal DC name? I mean, it's a straight-up copy of 'MCU' and also just takes the 'E' out of the previous universe. NOT a great start Gunn .... and that other guy).
Th3Batman - 11/17/2023, 9:13 AM
7 years too late, but I guess better late than never.
TheCoonII - 11/17/2023, 10:01 AM
@Th3Batman - how is a sequel to a FIVE year old movie SEVEN years too late?
Th3Batman - 11/17/2023, 10:27 AM
@TheCoonII - I mean this shared universe should've ended seven years ago.
Nomis929 - 11/17/2023, 9:14 AM
Man, if they go by the classic story arc in the comics and actually have black manta do what he does to Aquaman's baby...well, thre gonna be some interesting reactions.

CaptainFlapjaks - 11/17/2023, 9:17 AM
@Nomis929 - im also wondering if black manta is the one who will cut off his hand and we get fish hook hand aquaman in the film.
Arthorious - 11/17/2023, 9:21 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - wouldn’t be surprised if the do his aqua hand thing for functionality
Nomis929 - 11/17/2023, 9:38 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - Man that would be nice. I always thought Jason Momoa was cast as aquaman because he fit that version of him from the '90s.

marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 1:49 PM
@Nomis929 - There was talk about it being in the test screenings and people weren't to pleased.
Nomis929 - 11/17/2023, 2:05 PM
@marvel72 - Really? I hope that don't let that sway them from changing it.

I know it's dark subject, but it will really show how evil Manta had become.

Besides it the last movies in the "synderverse" who cares what the people wat, gives us long time comic book fans something to see in a movie we only seen on paper.
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 3:04 PM
@Nomis929 - I think he says something in the trailers about wiping out or killing his family.
MadThanos - 11/17/2023, 9:17 AM
Say whatever you want to say, he was awesome as Aquaman. You have to see in person his suit at Warner, it's beautiful.

In the design department, the DCEU was really great.
Arthorious - 11/17/2023, 9:22 AM
@MadThanos - with that said I’m very interested to see him as Lobo if they go that route
LeDiableBlanc - 11/17/2023, 10:08 AM
@MadThanos - the suit looks good, but I literally felt as sleep in the first movie
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