“The f*ck are you talking about?”: Jason Momoa Was Confused After Zack Snyder’s DCEU Offer, Admits He Wanted to be Lobo Initially

Jason Momoa's journey was revealed after Zack Snyder's DCEU offer, unveiling his initial desire to portray Lobo.

"The f*ck are you talking about?": Jason Momoa Was Confused After Zack Snyder's DCEU Offer, Admits He Wanted to be Lobo Initially


  • Jason Momoa, while keen on playing Lobo, hasn't received the official call, dispelling rumors.
  • The shift from Aquaman to Lobo hints at a dynamic turn in the DC Universe journey.
  • Momoa's journey from aspiring Lobo to unexpected Aquaman, influenced by Zack Snyder's unique Polynesian vision, adds intrigue to his career.
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In the ever-evolving landscape of superhero cinema, actors frequently encounter pivotal moments when handed iconic roles. Jason Momoa, celebrated for his rendition of Aquaman in the expansive DC Extended Universe (DCEU), recently disclosed his initial puzzlement upon Zack Snyder extending an offer.

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Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry in Aquaman 2

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Yet, the plot thickens as the 44-year-old admits to nurturing an alternate ambition: the yearning to personify the cosmic bounty hunter, Lobo.

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As the DCEU takes a detour under James Gunn and Peter Safran, Momoa’s fate as Arthur Curry post-Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom seems shaky. Whispers hint at Momoa bidding adieu to Aquaman, stepping into the shoes of the anti-hero Lobo within the DCU lineup.


In a chat with Fandango, Momoa spilled the beans on the Lobo gig. Despite Lobo being his comic book crush, Momoa clarified that he hasn’t gotten the call yet. Nevertheless, if DC comes knocking, Momoa is all in, enthusiastically declaring,

“So, Lobo… I used to collect comics and I don’t do so much anymore, but he was always my favorite….. I mean, listen, if they call me and ask me to play it? It’s a f*** yeah. But, I mean, that’s a guarantee. So, you don’t have to worry about that. But, I haven’t received that call. So, I don’t want to put any fake news out there but if they ever call me and ask me to play, or ask me to audition, I’m there.”

This potential leap from underwater escapades to intergalactic chaos signifies a captivating twist in Momoa’s superhero escapade.


It leaves fans on the edge, hoping to witness his chameleon-like act in the ever-expanding DC Universe. Perhaps Momoa playing Lobo isn’t just a wild idea; it’s a dream he’s been nursing from the start.

Jason Momoa Initially Desired To Play The Character Lobo

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Jason Momoa and the Character Lobo

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Back in the day, Momoa was all about being Lobo. Before diving into Aquaman’s world, there’s a buzz that Gunn might want Momoa for Lobo.

It’s a twist because way back, Momoa almost skipped auditioning for Batman, thinking, “This is silly. It’s not gonna be me. Why am I auditioning for Batman?” 


Little did he know that Snyder had bigger plans. Initially eyeing Lobo, Momoa got hit with a curveball: Aquaman. In the same interview, the actor recalled,

“Well, I originally thought I was going to be playing Lobo because I was called in. I auditioned for Batman, and I almost didn’t do it…. And then I got called in right after it was announced, and I was like, ah f**k, of course, I’m gonna play the bad guy, cause I’m a big guy, I can kick the sh*t out of those two [Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill] and so I was like, yeah, I’ll come in and beat em up and die like I do.”

Further, the Fast X star continued,


“And so, [Zack Snyder was like] do you know who you’re gonna play?And I was like, Lobo, of course, he’s the only one that can fight Batman and Superman, and [Zack] was like, What? Lobo? He’s not in this universe,’ and I was like, ‘What? Who the hell am I supposed to play? I wish he woulda tapped it because he was like Aquaman, and I was like ‘The f*ck are you talking about?’ And I was like, How?’ and he… told me his vision.” 

Confused but intrigued, Snyder pitched a unique Polynesian take. Momoa, once skeptical, now praises Snyder’s vision, calling Aquaman an “unbelievable character.”

While Lobo’s fate hangs, Momoa’s journey from anti-hero dreams to Aquaman reality paints a fascinating picture of the comic book adaptation universe. If Gunn says Lobo, Momoa’s in. It’s a cool twist to Momoa’s story in the ever-expanding comic book adaptation world.


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

Muskan Chaudhary, Junior Content Writer at Fandom wire. Having completed her degree in Commerce, she has written over 500 articles spanning FandomWire and Animated Times in the pop culture. She is dedicated to bring the latest and informative content from the entertainment world, thus expanding her knowledge in the field. Apart from her contributions to FandamWire, she has a keen interest in video games, sketching and playing tennis.