Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian, Bullet to the Head, Stargate: Atlantis) is reportedly in talks to join Zack Snyder’s Batman vs Superman.
A report by Heat Vision confirms that the bulky actor is in talks to join the film, and word is that he is almost definite to land a role. Momoa would be making his first venture into the world of superheroes, but he came close last year when he almost landed the role of Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy (the role went to Dave Bautista).
There are no confirmations as to who Momoa would be playing, but considering his physique, speculation is ripe that he would be playing the big villain of the film. Rumours have already been swirling around that main villain of Batman vs Superman will be the Kripton born Doomsday.
In the comics, Doomsday is basically a force of nature. His origins lie in prehistoric Krypton, where he was left to fend for himself as a humanoid infant by an alien scientist. After being repeatedly killed by the harsh Krypton environment, the scientist continued to clone his genes until Doomsday became an evolutionarily perfect killing machine.
However, other suggestions are that Momoa may be up for playing a good guy, and with Warners looking to expand the DC Universe by brining in characters (Wonder Woman has already been confirmed), it could be that he plays a hero. Considering his size, there is speculation that Momoa could be looking to play Martian Manhunter: a super powered alien hero who is trapped on Earth.
Either way, nothing has been confirmed, and at this point Momoa is just in talks. Expect some sort of confirmation soon, but it seems very likely that Momoa will be appearing in Batman vs Superman, we just don’t know which side he will be on yet!
The film, from director Zack Snyder, brings together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Superman and Batman—for the first time on the big screen. Production on the new film is expected to begin in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is writing the screenplay. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing the film, which will star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
Batman vs Superman is due in cinemas on July 17th 2015.