EXCLUSIVE: ‘Entourage’ creator Doug Ellin Reacts to Aquaman Casting

by Arthur Vandelay on June 23, 2014

aquaman_entourage_nosologeeksBatman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the strangely titled DC Comics follow up to Man of Steel, continues to fill out the costumes of its super famous superheroes. Henry Cavill reprises his role as Supes, Ben Affleck will put on the cowl for the first time as Batman, Gal Gadot will fill out Wonder Woman, and last week, it leaked that Jason Momoa is Aquaman.

HBO’s Emmy favorite Entourage famously cast the fictitious Vinny Chase as Aquaman in a big budget film directed by James Cameron, who guest starred on the show. Scene recently spoke with Entourage creator Doug Ellin about Momoa landing the role in real life.

Scene: Were you excited or disappointed when the rumors about Jason Momoa started circling that he will be Aquaman?

Doug Ellin: (laughs) I mean, I can’t tell you how much I love that the “movies” we have come up with on Entourage have turned into movies. The Pablo Escobar movie hasn’t happened yet, but you know when Oliver Stone was quoted saying he got the idea from Ari Gold? I don’t need anything more than that! It’s exciting that it happened.

And Aquaman… actually they made a reference I think on Smallville to us. They brought Aquaman on and they said he was on Entourage or something. I love that we’ve come up with these things in a vacuum that we never expected to make it into a movie and some of them have actually come to fruition. It’s pretty cool.

Ellin, a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, is now in post-production on Entourage, the feature length film that will reunite the HBO show’s cast. Ellin is directing from his script. Look for Scene‘s full interview with Ellin in the July/August issue of Scene Magazine.

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa remains coy about his new role as the underseas overlord but he more or less confirmed the casting on Jimmy Kimmel last week. See for yourself in the clip below.