Jason Momoa Compares His Character in Dune to Han Solo

It looks like Jason Momoa's character in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune is going to remind pop culture fans of Han Solo.

Appearing on The Ellen Show to talk about the highly anticipated science fiction movie, Momoa decided to share a few details about his character, Duncan Idaho. While the Aquaman star was careful not to give away spoilers to Dune, the actor wasn't afraid to describe his character.

A master swordsman that plays the right-hand man of Oscar Isaac's Duke Leto, Duncan is a warrior that protects Timothee Chalamet's character, Paul Atreides. Duncan has more or less the same charm as Star Wars' favorite smuggler.

"I get to play this character Duncan Idaho, who's kind of a master swordsman who's made the right-hand man to Duke Leto who is Oscar Isaac," Momoa reveals in his interview with Ellen Degeneres, "He's the first person to be sent out to land on Dune and that's when I meet the character that Javier Bardem plays. I can't believe I had a scene with Javier Bardem! It's a pretty massive film and I get to be this little—he's kind of the Han Solo-esque of the group. He's this rogue warrior who protects Timothée Chalamet and serves Oscar Isaac.

Having played Game of Thrones' Khal Drogo and the DC Extended Universe's Arthur Curry in Justice League and Aquaman, we're certain that Momoa will be able to deliver Han Solo's swagger in his character in Dune.

Of course, this isn't the first time that the character's appeared on the big screen. David Lynch first adapted Frank Herbert's science fiction classic back in 1984 and back then, Duncan Idaho was played by Richard Jordan.

We're definitely excited to see Momoa's version of Idaho on the big screen.

Dune is set to premiere on December 18, 2020.

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