Jason Momoa says Aquaman was inspired by Tool


Jason Momoa has revealed to Metal Hammer that his portrayal of Aquaman was inspired by Tool and their song Ticks And Leeches.

Speaking to Metal Hammer about the character of Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Jason Momoa says be often uses metal songs as inspiration for his roles, citing the Los Angeles progressive metallers as the driving force behind his new superhero persona.

"Aquaman's pretty metal. I know no-one thinks that, but Aquaman's metal," Jason tells Metal Hammer. "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."

Aquaman opens in UK cinemas on December 12. 

Stay tuned for a full video interview with Jason Momoa on Metal Hammer.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.