'Aquaman' Star Jason Momoa Wants to Be the Next Wolverine | 22 Words

When you think of Jason Momoa, you probably think of him as a semi-untouchable, rich and famous Hollywood actor. But, as he shared on the internet this week, this wasn't always the case. In fact, prior to his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo on HBO classic, Game of Thrones, the actor had worked for many years in relative obscurity.

Now he's a verified superstar - with an icon for a wife and an enviable career. And it seems he's ambitious about the future - throwing his hat into the ring for a very famous role.

Jason Momoa is a Hawaiian-American actor.

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Born in 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the six-foot-four actor has only recently become a household name.

In spite of his Hawaiian heritage, Momoa was primarily raised in Iowa.

And many don't know that, before he started out as an actor, Momoa actually studied both marine biology and wildlife biology - proving that he's more than just a pretty face.

One of his first bigger roles was on Stargate: Atlantis.

The sci-fi military hybrid was actually fairly successful. Momoa starred as Ronon Dex, to much critical acclaim.

But there's really only one role that could be deemed Momoa's big break.

In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones. 

And, as we all know, it absolutely blew up.

Game of Thrones became far more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. And Momoa's character, Khal Drogo, quickly became a fan favorite.

He had some pretty badass moments.

As the leading warrior in the savage Dothraki tribe, Momoa was, unsurprisingly, pretty violent. In one particularly memorable scene, Drogo brutally murdered Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold onto his head.

But there was another storyline that fans didn't expect.

In the early episodes of the show's first season, Drogo was married to Daenerys Targaryen in an arranged ceremony.

But something shocked the viewers.

The two seemingly opposite characters developed real feelings for each other and their relationship became one of the cutest and most genuine love stories in the show.

Khal Drogo met a particularly tragic end.

He was injured during a battle and that injury became infected. In order to save his life, Daenerys was forced to sacrifice her unborn son to a witch. But the Drogo that came back was alive in name only. He was without any consciousness and Daenerys was forced to euthanize him.

In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.

And since the show, his career has really taken off. He first appeared as DC superhero, Aquaman, in 2016's Batman v Superman - and Aquaman was so beloved that he went on to star in his own solo movie in 2018.

Aquaman was also a part of 2017's Justice League.

The character was so well-liked that in 2018, the DC Universe decided that it was time for a solo film. Aquaman was a massive success.

Early in 2019, it was revealed that the movie had earned a coveted spot in the billion-dollar superhero club.

Many were surprised that the film did this well, considering the fact that, in the comics, Aquaman is often considered to be a bit of a joke. People were also thrilled to see a superhero played by a person of color.

Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.

He had a starring role in the 2018 Canadian action movie, Braven, to commercial and critical success.

He has also starred in many television shows.

One of the most famous is the CBC series, Frontier, which first aired in 2016. It tells the story of the North American fur trade in the eighteenth century and has recently come to Netflix.

But Momoa is a man of many talents.

He's also dipped his toe into the world of film-making. In 2019, he created a short film in collaboration with clothing brand, Carhartt, called Canvas Of My Life. The movie tells the story of Momoa's experience of fatherhood.

It also seems likely we haven't seen the last of Aquaman.

The much-loved character has now become a firm fave in the DC Universe, meaning there's plenty of chance for future collaborations in other superhero movies.

And Momoa has an equally exciting personal life.

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In 2005, Momoa met actress, Lisa Bonet, and the pair began a relationship. Although there were reports that the two had married in 2007, they actually didn't end up tying the knot until 2017.

The beautiful couple have 2 children together.

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They share a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born in 2008. Momoa is also a stepfather to singer and actress, Zoe Kravitz.

And it looks like the actor's future is bright.

It was recently announced that Momoa is set to star in the movie adaptation of classic sci-fi novel, Dune. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, and will likely be released in 2020.

All in all, it seems like it's a good time to be Jason Momoa.

From his personal life to his ever-expanding career prospects, it seems that the world is the oyster of this talented star.

And this weekend, the star made a very exciting announcement.

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He was speaking at Celebrity Fan Fest, the biggest comic book convention in San Antonio.

And while there, Momoa was asked whether he was tempted to join the MCU.

After thinking about his answer, he claimed he was - but for just one role in particular.

Momoa has his eye on the part of Wolverine.

And although it was purely a hypothetical statement, people are pretty excited at the prospect.

The role was really made famous by Hugh Jackman.

And though the Disney/Fox deal was made last year, it's set to be a long time before any X-Men make their way into the MCU.

But when they do...

We'd be all for Momoa starring. But if you can't wait on hypotheticals, you can catch Momoa in Aquaman 2, set for release later this year. Fancy seeing more of Hugh Jackman? Scroll on for the internet's hilarious realization about the female version of his face.