Jason Momoa’s Aquaman may be joined by a fellow sci-fi veteran… as Karl Urban is reportedly circling a role.
‘Aquaman’ is one of DC’s riskier properties. After all, the water-based superhero doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being cool. But with Jason Momoa signed on as the King of Atlantis, it looks as though he might finally shrug off his uncool image.
But what about the rest of the cast? It looks as though Karl Urban might bring some of that swagger to the villainous side of Aquaman.
According to the Latino Review, the 42-year-old Star Trek actor is being considered for a role in Aquaman’s first ever solo movie.
“WB is waiting patiently for Star Trek 3 to go into production and finish because they’d like to have Karl Urban step into Aquaman in an unspecified supporting role,” they reveal. And it might even be the film’s villain. “Urban and WB have had a good relationship in the past with Urban almost becoming a Batman… and [starring in] ‘Almost Human’.”
Obviously, this is just a rumour at this stage… and with the film slated for release in 2018, it could be some time before we find out if there’s a hint of truth to it.
But if you ask me, it’s exactly the kind of actor they’d want to star opposite Momoa.
For one thing, Karl Urban is very much a genre actor. He’s starred in Star Trek, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and even Dredd. But more importantly, he’s not going to take the spotlight away from DC’s new Aquaman.
But who could Karl Urban play?
Obviously, Aquaman has his fair share of DC villains… most notably, Black Manta and Ocean Master.
As you can imagine, these sea-based adversaries are both quite the match for Aquaman when it comes to the comic books. But whether or not they’ll make the transition to the big screen remains to be seem.
Then there’s the matter of who will direct… and the Latino Review have some updates there, too.
“Last we heard was that Jeff Nichols, last seen in cinemas with the lyrical MUD with Matthew McConaughey was on the list, and now sources tell me that Noam Murro impressed Warner Bros. enough with 300: Rise of an Empire to also be on the list.”
But will Karl Urban suit up as Black Manta? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But I get the feeling he’d make quite a foe for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
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