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'Batman v Superman': Meet your new Aquaman

By Henry Hanks, CNN
updated 11:38 AM EDT, Thu August 14, 2014
The casting of 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been one of the most talked-about topics in Hollywood for well over a year now. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the sequel to "Man of Steel." The casting of 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has been one of the most talked-about topics in Hollywood for well over a year now. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the sequel to "Man of Steel."
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'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
'Batman v. Superman': Meet the cast
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • New cast announced in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
  • "Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa will play Aquaman
  • Gal Gadot was previously named as Wonder Woman
  • Ben Affleck stars as Batman; Henry Cavill as Superman

(CNN) -- The speculation appears to be over about yet another costumed hero set to join Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and the rest in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Not only will Gal Gadot play Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher portray Cyborg, but now Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones," "Conan the Barbarian") has been cast to play that crusader of the seas, Aquaman, according to Variety.

Warner Bros. Pictures is so confident that Aquaman will be a hit with audiences that they've already got an "Aquaman" movie in the works, Variety also reports.

In an unusual move, two writers -- Kurt Johnstad and Will Beall -- will each try their hand at separate "Aquaman" scripts.

The "Aquaman" movie is undoubtedly one of the nine movies based on DC Comics characters that Warner Bros. plans to release through 2020. (DC and Warner Bros. Pictures are owned by Time Warner, which owns CNN.)

As yet unknown is whether Momoa will don the famous orange and green costume (but don't bet on it, since we saw "Batman v. Superman's" new take on the Wonder Woman costume).

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