Jason Momoa Names The Guns N’ Roses Member ‘Aquaman’ Was Inspired From

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor Jason Momoa shared that his DC superhero character Aquaman was inspired by Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist Slash.

Momoa detailed how the essence of Aquaman in the ‘Justice League’ was crafted with a nod to Slash’s distinctive style and attitude, saying:

“I built Aquaman [with] a little bit off of Slash. Look at the first ‘Justice League.’ I’m like, ‘That’s Slash.’ I mean, how do you dress up like you’re playing Aquaman? You’re not going to put him in a polo [shirt] and some khakis. He was just rocking. The way that Zack [Snyder] designed him… wanted him to be was that he was rock ‘n’ roll. He punched Superman in the face and kissed Wonder Woman. He didn’t care.”

Momoa’s Admiration For Slash

The actor went on to express his personal admiration for the guitarist, recalling an encounter during his Max travelogue series ‘On the Roam’:

“Slash was so important in my life. I had to interview him for the first time, and I’ve never done an interview. Hats off [to Slash] because I was so nervous, and I [was also] geeking out! [I told him] I can’t talk right, and I’m so nervous.”

Metallica’s Influence On ‘On the Roam’

Slash features in a guest appearance on Momoa’s latest eight-part documentary series, ‘On the Roam,’ currently available for streaming on Max. Jason also shared with Kimmel that he got Metallica’s permission to use their song ‘Wherever I May Roam’ as the theme for the series by simply asking the band due to his admiration for them.

Momoa first took on the role of Aquaman in 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ with the character gaining prominence in 2017’s ‘Justice League.’ Momoa’s Aquaman then headlined his own solo film in 2018 and most recently appeared in the sequel, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.’

Watch his full interview below.