In September, reports circulated that Henry Cavill would not reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman in future installments in Warner Bros.'s DC Extended Universe. Those reports surfaced amid long-standing rumors that Ben Affleck would exit as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Now, Aquaman star Jason Momoa has commented on the potential departure of his two Justice League co-stars.
“If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers," Momoa told The Huffington Post. "I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three?” Momoa said. “Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did... shit, I have done three.”
“I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something,” he continued. “Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on Justice League].”
The futures of Cavill and Affleck in the DCEU are still up in the air. In October, reports indicated that Warner Bros. was ready to move on from Affleck and Cavill. More recently, Amy Adams -- who plays Lois Lane in the DCEU -- said she wasn't sure if she'd be reprising her role in the future. However, it's entirely possible that Cavill, Affleck and Adams will still return, as there's been no official statement from Warner Bros. to suggest otherwise.
Although the possibility of another film does depend on Aquaman's performance at the box office, Warner Bros. is apparently already talking about a sequel to the upcoming movie, so Momoa may remain in the DCEU for the foreseeable future.
James Wan's Aquaman, which stars Momoa as the title character opens Dec. 21. The movie also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.