3. Jason Momoa as Aquaman
Jason Momoa’s portrayal of Aquaman in the DCEU has been widely recognized as one of the best superhero casting decisions of recent years, and for good reason.
Momoa’s physical presence alone made him a natural fit for the role. At 6’4″ and with a muscular build, he looked every bit the part of the Atlantean king. But it was his interpretation of the character that really made him stand out. Aquaman had always been portrayed as a clean-cut, blonde-haired hero in the comics, but Momoa brought a fresh, gritty edge to the character that was both unexpected and refreshing.
Momoa’s Aquaman was a rebellious, beer-drinking, and tattooed outsider, who had been raised by his human father and was struggling to come to terms with his identity as a half-Atlantean. It was a nuanced and complex performance that added depth to the character and gave audiences something new and exciting to root for.
Momoa’s charisma and screen presence were also essential to the role’s success. He had a natural charm and wit that made him immensely likable, even when he was rough around the edges. His performance was a refreshing and exciting take on a classic comic book character.