If the Aquaman variety show and South Park’s “Super Best Friends” episode are any indication, DC Sea King bore the brunt of many jokes from comic book fans over the years. However, Jason Momoa has some advice before you start slinging your slurs.
The actor will make his debut in the DC cinematic universe as the Atlantian hero in next year’s Batman v Superman. Momoa recently spoke about his portrayal at Fan Expo Canada, where an audience member asked him about those Aquaman fish jokes.
“It’s cute and funny. People make fun of him,” he said. “There’s a bunch of jokes about him, but I’m like, ‘Just wait. Let’s just wait a little bit, and then you can make jokes.’”
Momoa spoke to EW earlier this year about what we can expect. “The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing. There’s so many things to tell, and there’s a whole backstory that’s just amazing,” he said. “There’s a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, he’s been cast aside [in the past]. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy. … We don’t want to just reinvent it, but [Zack Snyder has] got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I’m really honored to be playing it. I’m excited for the world to see it.”
Along with Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Momoa’s Aquaman helps set the stage for the impending Justice League movies; Part 1 is scheduled for Nov. 17, 2017, and Part 2 is scheduled for Jun. 14, 2019. Aquaman, directed by James Wan, will be released on Jul. 27, 2018.
Watch all of Momoa’s comments on the character from Fan Expo Canada below.