Khal Drogo to be reborn as... Aquaman?

"Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa is being tapped to play the water-loving superhero in "Dawn of Justice," sources confirm.

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With Momoa playing Aquaman, we doubt that he'll be blond. Or that he'll ride a seahorse. Video screenshot by Michael Franco/CNET

As one of the earlier casualties of "Game of Thrones," Khal Drogo -- the one-time hubbie of the khaleesi -- now has over 65,000 flowers at his grave site at the online Game of Thrones Graveyard. So there's good news for all those who've stopped by to leave a virtual posie on his virtual grave: Drogo will rise again, this time from the depths of the ocean in "Dawn of Justice: Batman vs Superman."

Well, it's not exactly true that Drogo will be grunting and slashing his way through the film, which is slated for release in 2016. Rather, Jason Momoa, who played the king of the khalasar, is being tapped to play the mighty Atlantan, according to Drew McWeeny at HitFix.

It's fitting that Momoa will play a water-loving superhero. He was actually born in Hawaii, and landed his first "acting" gig on Baywatch, so you could say the sea's in his blood. He also played in "Stargate Atlantis," and Aquaman is also from Atlantis, so see? Natural fit.

McWeeny says Aquaman won't have a major role in the film, but will likely make an appearance because he's got his gills in an uproar after what Zod did to the Indian Ocean with his World Engine in "Man of Steel." But even a small appearance sets the stage for Aquaman (one of my favorite DC characters) to come back to the screen in the "Justice League" film that's rumored to hit theaters in 2018.

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Freelancer Michael Franco writes about the serious and silly sides of science and technology for Crave and other pixel and paper pubs. He's kept his fingers on the keyboard while owning a B&B in Amish country, managing an eco-resort in the Caribbean, sweating in Singapore, and rehydrating (with beer, of course) in Prague. E-mail Michael.

 

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