Aquaman has been the butt of the joke for as long as we can remember but according to Jason Momoa, all that’s about to change.

During a recent interview on the set of Aquaman, Mamoa opened up about the excitement and responsibility he feels about playing such an iconic and beloved superhero on the big screen.

“I think it’s your responsibility as an actor on any role, to take it and add your certain flavor to it, you know what I mean? I’m just adding as much as I can. I mean, I don’t know what it’s like to be king of my own house, you know what I mean? Just sitting in your imagination trying to figure out…you do as much research as you can. I tell you what, that definitely running through Hall H made me feel like a king.

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Momoa went on to discuss his personal Aquaman fandom and the emotional journey his character takes throughout the film.

“I’m a big fan too. So, you just geek out. I can’t believe I’m running through, y’know, six thousand people with a trident over my head barefoot, I mean- check that off the f—-n’ bucket list. No one else is ever gonna do that again. I take those moments like that and there’s gonna be a great moment-my character really hasn’t gotten to the point of where he’s the king yet, so it’s really fun to see all of his quirkiness and his screw-ups and his jaded here-and-there and he’s gonna learn so much before he actually does become the king, we haven’t got there yet. It’s gonna be fun to see him as a king and really take that on, y’know.

After discussing how much joy he got from playing the character, Momoa gave a pretty good explanation as to why he got the part, as well as why he believes Aquaman is so much cooler than the rest of Justice Leaguers.

“I think I wanted to make him that way. I think that’s why they kind of hired me to play the role. I mean, he’s serious, but he’s just jaded. He’s just seen so much and he doesn’t really trust anyone. I think it’s all about building the trust and that’s the whole Justice League thing-just being the team. I think, I definitely want him to be…you can’t sit down and have a beer with Superman, you know what I mean? You can’t. There are things you can do with Batman that you can’t do with…I wanted Aquaman definitely to be that guy that, he’s blue collar.”

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James Wan’s Aquaman splashes into theatres December 14, 2018.

Are you looking forward to Mamoa’s Aquaman or have you lost all faith in DC at this point? Let us know in the comments below!

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