In just a few short weeks, fans will finally get to see the latest installment in Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe with the release of director James Wan's Aquaman. After the character made his first appearance in 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and fought alongside the greatest superheroes in the world in 2017's Justice League, Aquaman is finally getting his own solo/origin film.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the film, which is in no small part due to star Jason Momoa's infectious cheer, joy and charisma. Ever since he was cast in the DCEU, the actor has shown that not only was he passionate about the role, it was also one that he was born to play.
Momoa has the Hawaiian heritage that makes him a mirror of Arthur Curry, he has the swimming skills and the scales-like tattoos. Plus, we now know that he's also skilled in throwing a trident at the Ocean Master.
During a visit to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the late night show host challenged Momoa to a trident throwing competition. Each had three tridents of their own to throw on a target that appropriately featured a picture of Aquaman's nemesis and the film's main villain, Ocean Master. While Fallon managed to only successfully hit the target once, Momoa showed solid form with his throws, edging out a victory with two hits for a total of 15 points.
If there ever was still any doubt that Momoa wasn't the perfect choice for Aquaman, the actor just proved that no one else could have embodied the character like he does. For all intents and purposes, he is the Aquaman.
In fact, in a recent interview, the actor himself revealed how important the role was to him. "The cool thing is just being able to relate as someone who is half truly two different cultures, and each one of those cultures don't know about the other one," he said.
It's fair to say that no one will now dare ridicule Aquaman -- especially not in front of Jason Momoa.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, 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. The film opens on December 21.