Jason Momoa's Potential DCU Character Change Slammed by Fans: 'Biggest Downgrade'

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I think we can all agree that the DC Universe doesn't have the most impressive track record and since the franchise's inception a decade ago, it has struggled to connect with its audiences. That's not to say though that everything the then-DCEU put out was a miss because in 2018, Jason Momoa's Aquaman proved that the often-overlooked property can deliver huge box office numbers.

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Momoa has played Arthur Curry in several projects but just when it looked like he'll continue his reign as the King of Atlantis, a persistent rumor suggests that his days playing a superhero are coming to an end.

When James Gunn and Peter Safran officially took over as DC Studios' co-heads, reports began circulating that Jason is getting recast from Aquaman to Lobo, a character he originally wanted to play in the DCU.

Since becoming Aquaman, the DCU fandom has been debating whether or not Momoa was miscast as the mighty Atlantean, and although fans ultimately warmed up to his modern take on the character, some folks are still convinced that it was a missed opportunity on Zack Snyder's part not to cast him as Lobo.

In an interesting turn of events, however, it looks like the majority of fans are no longer in favor of Jason playing the cosmic bounty hunter in Gunn and Safran's new DCU, with one Twitter user even calling it the "biggest downgrade of all time".


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Momoa has been teasing a huge announcement regarding his DCU career in the coming days and while we're still being kept in the dark about it, many believe that it's related to his potential new role in the franchise. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing him play a different character although I'd have to admit that his version of Aquaman has grown on me.

Meanwhile, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit cinemas on December 25, 2023.