Jason Momoa Confirms Drumming Octopus Is Back In Aquaman 2, Also Maybe ‘A Couple Different Batmans’

Momoa may not be able to tell us which Batman will appear in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” but he’s definitely sure about one triumphant return. Topo, the octopus drummer who popped up for just a few seconds in the first “Aquaman” film to give a rousing eight-armed drum intro, will return for the sequel. 

“Oh yeah. He’ll be back alright,” Momoa told The Wrap. “It’s hilarious. It’s wonderful. You’re gonna love it.” The actor calls the return of the character “one of the funniest moments of the whole movie.” The last year has taken a lot from DC fans, but it’s good to know that no tax write-off or scandal can take our guy Topo away.

Elsewhere in the same interview, Momoa reaffirmed his statements from a few days earlier about the future of Aquaman, saying “Aquaman’s not going anywhere” and adding, “I might be dipping into some other things too.” While specifics of what sounds like a potential second DC role have been unconfirmed, one insider report has indicated that Momoa could be taking on the part of the galactic bounty hunter Lobo in a future film.

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” hits theaters on December 23, 2023.

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