Jason Momoa insists Aquaman will be part of the DC Extended Universe moving forward.
Late last year, James Gunn and Peter Safran were appointed in major roles at Warner Bros. to oversee DC Studios, with a massive shake-up in the vision of the DCEU and other properties expected.
The former will lead DC Studios from a creative standpoint, while Safran will focus on the business side of things.
One character that previously had an unclear future was Aquaman, who will next appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. However, Momoa has detailed a strong relationship with Safran and reckons that he will feature as Arthur Curry again in the DCEU, even though the universe is due for a reboot after The Flash.
"Peter ’s my producer , and is a dear friend," he told Total Film.
"I absolutely think Aquaman will be involved in the DCU. It’s on, bro – there’s no one bigger than Aquaman! But, also, I hope people are excited to see the new one. It’s fun. I really enjoy doing comedy. There’s some really funny stuff with Patrick Wilson.
"I really adore him. We had a great time working together. It’s like we’re brothers. There’s a lot of cool stuff happening in this one."
James Gunn's 10-year plan for DC
In a conference call with Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav, Gunn detailed some of his plans moving forward.
"The opportunity to make DC as great as it can be and as it should be – that is the reason why I'm doing this job because I know that Peter and I can do that," he said.
"We spent the past couple days with a group of some of the best thinkers in the industry, the best writers in the industry starting to map out that eight to 10-year plan of what it's going to look like in theatre, in TV, in animation, across the board for these characters.
"I love Superman, and I love Batman. I love their interaction. I love the ways in which they're the same and the ways in which they are completely different."
So far, DC's attempt at an extended universe has not garnered as much success as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Action / Fantasy
2018 • 143 minutes
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Action / Adventure
2023 • 115 minutes