LOS ANGELES – All seemed right in the universe when 6-foot-4, biker-bearded, rock-god-haired Jason Momoa strode into the DC Comics world as Aquaman, with roles in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.”
You could almost forget that the water-dominating comic book superhero was once blond and rode a seahorse. Momoa puts his definitive stamp on the character with his long-awaited solo outing “Aquaman” (in theaters nationwide Friday).
“He stakes his trident into the ground and says, ‘I’m (bleeping) Aquaman! I’m the guy.’ And he made this role his own,” says director James Wan.
Momoa, 39, strides into his USA TODAY interview at the London West Hollywood hotel in bare feet carrying a bottle of Guinness lager. With “Aquaman” looking to dominate a crowded holiday release season (it’s already topped $265 million in foreign box office), Momoa’s reign promises to be a long and wild ride.