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Jason Momoa is perfect for Aquaman, according to Justice League producer Deborah SnyderGustavo Caballero / Getty

While we may have already caught glimpses of the DC Comics superheroes who'll feature in Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, by and large they're still heavily shrouded in mystery. We know the actors, but given that the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) is only just developing, their roles are yet to be established.

Ezra Miller's The Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg and Jason Momoa's Aquaman won't remain elusive for long, however, as each of them have solo adventures set to follow in the next few years. For now though, we'll have to rely on what the studio bosses tease us with. Luckily, they're singing one of the actors' praises already...

Tumblr account DC Films recently posted behind-the-scenes images of Momoa, presumably from the Batman v Superman home entertainment special features.

The shots were accompanied by a statement regarding Momoa's performance as Aquaman, courtesy of Justice League producer and Snyder's wife, Deborah: "Jason is a physical presence. He's enormous. Kind of scary, but at the same time he's warm and loving. And we felt like these were the characteristics Aquaman needed to have."

The page also posted GIF images from an interview with Momoa himself, presumably from the same source, as he described what it was like being cast as the comic-book hero. "When Zack came to me, when I got a call in the room, I can't even tell you... I wish there was a camera rolling 'cause the last thing I expected him to say was Aquaman."

The Hawaiian actor then went on to say: "And when I thought about it, that's a genius idea because my people are Kanaloa, Tagaloa and Maui. All these water gods. You get to respect all of that and you're like 'man, absolutely, he would be of that descent.'

"He's human and he's a god. I mean he's both. I want to see him struggle with the fact that he has these powers and he doesn't know how to handle them because he hasn't been trained."

Momoa will reprise his role in a standalone movie surrounding the character in July 2018. Before then however, he will be donning the underwater armour in Justice League opposite Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. The film is currently scheduled to reach both UK and US cinemas on 17 November 2017.

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