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GoT Star Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman, May Get Punched in the Face

2014 Sarasota Film Festival - Day 9 - Red Carpet For Spotlight Film: Road to Paloma
Jason Momoa arrives at a screening of Road to Paloma during the Sarasota Film Festival in Sarasota, Fla., on April 12, 2014 Gustavo Caballero—Getty Images

The burly Game of Thrones star is owed a slug from MTV anchor Joshua Horowitz

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is set to play comic-book superhero Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — expected to debut in May 2016 — and its sequel, Justice League, confirming rumors that have been circulating for months.

Warner Bros. has not yet made the announcement of Aquaman’s appearance, but HitFix attests that director Zack Snyder is planning to start filming soon.

Momoa skirted the question of whether he would play the part of Aquaman during several interviews, including one by MTV News in which he swore that he would not be taking the role — even inviting anchor Joshua Horowitz to “punch me in the face [if I’m lying].”

The confirmation of his role as the comic-book superhero can really only mean one thing: the Dothraki king is spoiling for a sore nose.

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