Jason Momoa has conveyed his enthusiasm for the upcoming adjustments to the DC Universe. Following the restructuring of DC Studios late final yr, James Gunn and Peter Safran have been appointed as co-CEOs and have been tasked with rejuvenating the DCU, with Warner Bros. Discovery president David Zaslav hoping for a extra streamlined, organized universe to rival the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. DC Studios is ready to announce among the upcoming slate of tasks within the new DCU at an unspecified date this month, with one of many tasks anticipated to be a younger Superman film.
Momoa lately attended what seems to be a conclave at Warner Bros. Discovery, and filmed an Instagram story (by way of The Hollywood Handle) the place he excitedly shares that he acquired excellent news.
Following some controversial and monumental adjustments which have been made at DC Studios, together with Henry Cavill’s exit as Superman and the cancelation of Wonder Woman 3, the way forward for the DCU has been in limbo. There has been a lot uncertainty surrounding whether or not the opposite present Justice League actors will observe in Cavill’s footsteps, however Momoa’s vibrant response suggests he could possibly be a part of Gunn’s and Safran’s plans. In the video, Momoa says:
Until the upcoming announcement by DC Studios which is able to reply many urgent questions concerning the DCU’s future, not a lot is thought about what is going to stay of the prevailing DCU movies. It has been closely speculated that The Flash, releasing in June, will function a comfortable reboot of the DCU on account of its plot coping with the multiverse, which is able to see Michael Keaton return as Batman. Gunn himself has beforehand communicated the necessary distinction that the DCU will bear a “broad but not blanket reset,” that means some franchises, together with Aquaman, might stay within the continuity and obtain extra sequels.
At this level it is inconceivable to know whether or not Momoa’s Aquaman shall be one of many remnants of the SnyderVerse to make it into the brand new DCU. Even if the character survives, Momoa himself could possibly be recast, as was the case with Cavill. Interestingly, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is ready to premiere in December of this yr, far previous The Flash‘s launch. If the latter does precipitate the supposed reboot as many viewers suspect, this might create an issue for the Aquaman sequel which might see it not exist inside the new continuity in any respect. Given Momoa’s constructive response to discussions with Gunn, Safran, and Zaslav, although, it appears he could nicely retain his function because the Atlantean and keep away from this potential quagmire altogether.