The Hilarious Reason Jason Momoa Loves Being Dune’s Duncan Idaho
Jason Momoa gives a funny answer as to why he loves his Dune Duncan Idaho character. He shares what prompted him to take the role in Denis Villeneuve’s film.
Momoa’s involvement in a project like this only adds to his increasingly impressive filmography. After bursting onto the scene in the early 2010s playing in the Conan the Barbarian reboot and (more specifically) play Khal Drogo in the first season of Game Of Thrones, Momoa was on the verge of becoming a big star. He got this opportunity when he played the cameo role of Arthur Curry / Aquaman in 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The role would lead him to play in Justice League before moving on to 2018 Aquaman film, which became DC’s most successful box office film to date. Momoa is currently filming a Aquaman sequel, leader of the Apple TV + series See, and develop a buddy cop movie with Dave Bautista. With plenty of roles to choose from these days, Momoa recently opened up on what drew him to Duncan Idaho in Dune.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Momoa was asked what he loves most about Duncan. He responded by describing how fierce, honorable, and downright cool the character is. The actor then compares favorably to Duncan in a hilarious nod. His full quote reads as follows:
“Duncan has been described as the greatest fighter in the galaxy. He is honorable, he would do anything to serve the family, the house of the Atreids. I love this quality that he has, like the knight or the samurai. Women love him and men want a drink with him so I loved the idea of ââhis charisma and sense of adventure, and at the same time he’s a tough guy. So why don’t I play it? “
Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho was one of the many great aspects of Dune that made the movie work so well. The film, which was released in mid-October, will return to IMAX screens for a limited time starting December 3. Villeneuve (along with many critics) has repeatedly urged viewers to go see the film on the biggest screen possible, despite its simultaneous release on HBO Max. Although he left the service last week, Dune will be available digitally at home on December 3 before being available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on January 11.
It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Jason Momoa playing Duncan Idaho in Dune. It is as if the actor was born to play the part. Many of the traits Momoa describes here can also match various other characters throughout her career. While some might understandably think Momoa was cataloged into these roles, he’s so good at bringing them to life that it’s hard to complain. I hope he will come back to some extent for Dune: part two.
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