Jason Momoa As Aquaman

Actor Jason Momoa Reveals He Builds His Characters Off Metal Songs, Says Tool, Metallica, Etc. Played Part In ‘Aquaman’ Portrayal


Actor Jason Momoa has revealed to Metal Hammer that Tool, Metallica and Black Sabbath served as inspiration for his portrayal of Arthur Curry/’Aquaman‘. In particular, Momoa cited the Tool track “Ticks And Leeches” as influencing his role in the DC Extended UniverseMomoa said of that and the impact metal music has in his roles:

Aquaman‘s pretty metal. I know no-one thinks that, but Aquaman‘s metal. I kind of build my characters off of metal songs.

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Conan [The Barbarian] was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and [Metallica‘s album] ‘Kill ‘Em All‘. ‘Ticks And Leeches‘, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of Sabbath in there too.”

Momoa previously played the character of Aquaman/Arthur Curry in 2017’s ‘Justice League‘ and briefly in 2016’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice‘. He played the title role in 2011’s ‘Conan The Barbarian‘, and also notably appeared as Khal Drogo in HBO‘s ‘Game Of Thrones‘.

Momoa will next play the role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman in ‘Aquaman‘, which will open in theaters on December 20th.

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