Jason Momoa to play Aquaman in ‘Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice’?

'Game of Thrones' actor linked to role in Zach Snyder's comic book title

Jason Momoa has been linked to a role in the forthcoming Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Hitflix, via Total Film, reports that Momoa will play Aquaman in the film, which will open in cinemas in 2016. The Game of Thrones and Conan actor is reportedly “a lock” and the character will play a role linked to the end of Superman film Man Of Steel.

The site alleges that Aquaman will be unhappy with the damaged sustained to the Indian Ocean as a result of Zod’s World Engine, which cues up a bigger appearance in Justice League.

Director Zack Synder has already begun filming at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan, Illinois, Africa and the South Pacific.

Ben Affleck will appear in the film as Batman, while Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman. Amy Adams will be returning as Lois Lane and fellow Man Of Steel cast members Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne have officially signed up to reprise their roles too.

The movie also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

It was revealed earlier this year that Batman Vs Superman has been delayed by 10 months and will now open on May 6, 2016 to “allow the filmmakers time to realise fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. The film was originally slated for a summer 2015 release.