Jason Momoa Used Tool, Metallica Songs as 'Aquaman' Inspiration

Jason Momoa Used Tool, Metallica Songs as ‘Aquaman’ Inspiration

Posted by December 11, 2018 Comment

You know that Jason Momoa is a bit of a metalhead, right? This isn’t anything new, nor is an actor using specific tunes to get into character.

In a new interview with Metal Hammer, the Aquaman star revealed what bands helped get him into the right headspace to play the King of Atlantis, citing Tool, [shocker] Metallica, and even Black Sabbath:

“Aquaman’s pretty metal. I know no-one thinks that, but Aquaman’s metal. I kind of build my characters off of metal songs. Conan (The Barbarian) was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and (Metallica album) Kill ‘Em All. Ticks And Leeches, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of Sabbath in there too.”

Momoa’s musicality is actually one of the reasons we were so [cautiously optimistically] excited for his casting of Eric Draven in the now-dead-in-the-water (no pun intended) reboot of The Crow.

Aquaman opens in the UK on December 12th, for Amazon Prime members on the 15th, and in the USA on December 21st.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

(Last Updated December 11, 2018 1:55 pm )

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