What Jason Momoa Said
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has stated that he understands if Batman star Ben Affleck and Superman star Henry Cavill decide to move from the shared DC films universe.
“If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers. I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three?” Momoa told HuffPost. “Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did… sh-t, I have done three.”
Momoa joined DCEU in 2016’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice where he made a cameo appearance before fully appearing in last year’s Justice League. The actor is now set to appear in his solo adventure under James Wan in Aquaman which will hit the theaters on December 21.
“Henry Cavill is 100% Superman For me”- Jason Momoa
“I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something,” Momoa said. “Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on Justice League].”
He added, “Cavill is 100 percent the Superman for me” before remarking he deeply enjoys the company of Affleck, who Momoa dubbed a “phenomenal director.”
Both stars’ future in the ongoing DCEU — set to expand with Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, and a Harley Quinn-led Birds of Prey movie, as well as planned projects for Supergirl, Zatanna and Plastic Man — are in doubt.
What Warner Bros. Have to Say
It was reported in September Cavill was out as Clark Kent-slash-Superman, ending a three-movie run with the character launched with 2013’s Man of Steel.
Warner Bros also responded to the whole situation in a statement saying, “the cape is still in his closet” and that the studio “has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe.”
Cavill is now set to appear in The Witcher series on Netflix and is reportedly being eyed by the James Bond franchise as a replacement for Daniel Craig once he vacates his role.
Earlier in October, it was reported that DC is looking for a new actor to replace Affleck who is said to be interested in playing the iconic role at least once more.