Zack Snyder dropped a huge surprise on the movie world last week with the first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Now, Momoa has spoken out about how important this entire role is to him. First, the photo:

That … is bad ass.

Here is what Jason Momoa himself had to say about this.

“That [photo] was a shocker for sure,” Momoa told Entertainment Weekly. “It was supposed to be a surprise in 2016, so it definitely helps [our show]. I’ve been holding that secret for a long time. Zack Snyder called me up and said, “I’m posting this picture now.” He’s just a genius and I love him to death. He sent it over and we’re in the middle of the editing suite for the thing I’m doing right now, and we all freaked out, man. It was so amazing to see it come out.

“We haven’t done too much on the action yet. You know, Justice League is still quite a ways away. But I’m looking forward to it. Henry’s a sweetheart, Ben is a badass, so I’m really looking forward to when we all shoot Justice League.

“I think that’s left for the genius of Snyder to kind of reveal that. There’s definitely a plan in this whole universe that he’s designing, and it’s amazing to be a part of it. I think everything that you see that is building, there’s a purpose behind the whole plan. So I wouldn’t want to take anything away from Zack, because he loves revealing all those things. And… you never know, man.”

My excitement level is about to go through the roof on this one.