On Thursday, Zack Snyder revealed the first picture of Jason Momoa as DC Comics’ superhero Aquaman, and all you need is this one picture to make you convinced that he’s right for the role.
It is the first time that anyone has seen Momoa in costume, and he’s nothing like the blond, illustrated version of the character — which we think is a really good thing. Aside from being overwhelmingly hot (which means many women will now be flocking to see the film), Momoa also makes the character appear far more menacing.
“There is only one true King. #unitetheseven,” Snyder wrote in the caption. And although he gave no further information as to what “Unite the Seven” is referring to, fans have been lapping up this new picture.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) February 20, 2015
Geeking out…and kinda turned on. The first official picture of Jason Mamoa as Aquaman. pic.twitter.com/G2TTEzj6XA
— Nesta (@NestaMAZING) February 20, 2015
— #ThinkingOfAMasterPlan (@psddluva4evah) February 20, 2015
I have NEVER cared for the character/comic anything of #Aquaman but I will pre order my movie tickets to support Jason Mamoa!
— These hands 2020 (@CandiLand808) February 20, 2015
— Heidi Cullinan (@heidicullinan) February 20, 2015
And yes, even men are impressed.
I think they succeeded at making Jason Mamoa as Aquaman look absolutely badass pic.twitter.com/ojGkQ2J9gR
— Cody (@iBoXyy) February 20, 2015
Thanks to Jason Mamoa, a lot of geeky guys spend this morning questioning their sexuality. Thanks Hot Aquaman.
— Jeremy Whitley @ NC COMICON (@jrome58) February 20, 2015
That noise you just heard? That was the sound of millions of Jason Mamoa fans realizing that he'll also usually be dripping wet. #Aquaman
— Tim Beedle (@Tim_Beedle) February 20, 2015
It’s no secret Snyder is excited about Aquaman and just how badass he can be, as he previously revealed during an interview with Detroit radio station 97.1 The Ticket’s Stoney and Bill Show. During the interview, he said that Aquaman can “cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact… He’s super-strong. It’s not to say that he’s in the movie or anything like that but… he has the potential to be badass.”
According to The Verge, it has been reported that Snyder may use the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to introduce the entire Justice League superhero squad.