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‘It’s like RDJ playing Tony Stark and Reed Richards’: Industry Expert Blasts DC Fans Supporting Jason Momoa Playing Both Aquaman and Lobo – ‘You deserve this garbage’

'It's like RDJ playing Tony Stark and Reed Richards': Industry Expert Blasts DC Fans Supporting Jason Momoa Playing Both Aquaman and Lobo - 'You deserve this garbage'

Jason Momoa’s recent outburst on social media was a happy dance if there ever was any. While fans still mourned the recent losses at DC, one of the elemental actors constituting the previous regime has moved ahead with the new plans and the new management. As such, Momoa has risen from the drama unscathed and upright, with a bright new future ahead of him, and that too, not just as the Prince of Atlantis.

With James Gunn and Peter Safran about to unravel their multi-year DC plan, the fans get a little preview of what’s to come straight from the Aquaman actor himself.

Jason Momoa retains his Aquaman title
Jason Momoa retains his Aquaman title

Also read: ‘The biggest downgrade of all time’: James Gunn Allegedly Recasting Aquaman Star Jason Momoa as Lobo Has DC Fans Riled Up

Jason Momoa Talks About His Multi-Character Role at DCU

At the recent Sundance Film Festival, Jason Momoa made a few declarations (via Variety) that have been both well-received and critically mocked. For weeks, rumors of the actor playing Lobo has surfaced out of the desperation from witnessing Warner Bros. Discovery’s slashing of SnyderVerse actors and characters. As such, a recasting such as this would be most preferable given how Momoa is not only a crowd favorite but also the best candidate – physically and temperamentally – suited to portray the Czarnian antihero.


Also read: ‘Lobo as a Superman movie villain doesn’t work’: DC Fans Implore James Gunn Not Make Jason Momoa’s Lobo the Villain in New Superman Movie

But, without naming any names or establishing any of the rumors as facts, Jason Momoa has instead given the DC fans something equally anticipatory to be excited about.

“I’ll always be Aquaman. Ain’t anyone coming in there and taking sh*t. There might be some other characters, too. I can play other things, too. I can be funny and savage and charming.”

Now equipped with this new piece of information, months of optimistic hoping on the fans’ part have finally peaked but for some of the industry insiders and critics, the same may not be the case.

Jason Momoa’s Fan Casting as Lobo Makes Critics Angry

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League
Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League

Also read: ‘Jason Momoa stays as Aquaman. Why can’t Henry Cavill be Superman?’: DC Fans Are Openly Calling Out DCU Boss James Gunn’s Hypocrisy

While a majority of the fandom rejoices in the Justice League actor’s new announcement and upon seeing their own wishes about Momoa portraying Lobo being manifested in real-time, some industry experts have found the flaw in this otherwise picture-perfect plan. The coming of Lobo in itself is not a singularly horrible thing for DC, and neither is Jason Momoa playing the character. The problem lies in the fact that the actor claims he might be playing both Aquaman as well as the undisclosed other characters” in the coming years of the franchise.

With the foundational basis of Jason Momoa’s arc in DC confirmed, it is now a matter of patience and timing on the franchise’s part to make his involvement in this new universe public. The current state of the formative DC is in no condition to play into the fan frenzy and deliver a fan-cast storyline to achieve short-term profitability (re: rumors of introducing Lobo as the villain in James Gunn’s new Superman story).

Instead, accounting for the bigger picture – no matter how selfish the plans may seem in its initial stages – will recreate the DC Cinematic Universe better and stronger in the long run with more stability and focus, which is inherently what the fandom needs right now rather than a short fix and a temporary high.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom premieres theatrically on December 25, 2023.

Source: Twitter | Grace Randolph

Written by Diya Majumdar

It's 2023 and Diya Majumdar's social life is defined by a 365-day binge-marathon of films and television shows. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, she now has more than 1000 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and hardly anything fascinates her more than painting exact replicas of all their troubled works – in oil, of course.