The cast of Warner Bros.' upcoming "Aquaman" feature film is growing at a rapid pace. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that an offer has gone out to Temuera Morrison to play the role of Aquaman's human father. The actor is now in negotiations to join the cast in the role.
Morrison is best known for his role playing another famous father, Jango Fett in 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones." The father of the fan favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett, Jango Fett has become an integral part of the Star Wars universe. As the entire clone army -- and Boba Fett himeself -- was cloned from Jango Fett, the actor's likeness has been used numerous times over for every single unmasked clone in the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Morrison has also voiced both Jango Fett and Boba Fett, as well as Clone trooper Commander Cody, in a number of video games and films. Most recently, Morrison voiced the character Chief Tui in Disney's "Moana."
If he joins the cast of "Aquaman," he will be one of several new additions to the film. Deals have also gone out to other actors to play key roles. "Get Down" star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been approached to play the villain Black Manta, and Nicole Kidman has been offered the role of Aquaman's Atlantean mother. According to THR, both Kidman and Abdul-Mateen are now in early negotiations to join the cast.
Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm) and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), “Aquaman” swims into theaters on October 5, 2018.