Jason Momoa. Picture: Bang Showbiz

'Game of Thrones' star Jason Momoa revealed he auditioned for the Batman before landing the role of Aquaman.

The 38-year-old actor first appeared as Aquaman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' last year, but the dark-haired hunk has revealed he had initially had his sights set on playing the caped crusader rather than the King of Atlantis.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Momoa - who has recently wrapped up filming for his own spin off 'Aquaman' - said: "When [director] Zack [Snyder] first approached me, it was a bit of a mystery because when I went in for the audition, he wanted me to read for Batman - and Ben [Affleck] had already been cast in the role by that point.

"So, I knew something fishy was going on and just read the lines with a lot of attitude, like I didn't care what was on the page.

"And then Zack said to me 'Do you know who I want you to play?' I said 'Oh yeah, I'll be a villain or some bad dude who comes in and fights Batman - sounds like fun'.

"And he said 'I want you to play Aquaman'."

Momoa will be reprising his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in 'Justice League' this month, alongside Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Henry Cavill as Superman.

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And the Hawaii-born hunk is honoured he has been handpicked to star in the movie, and he has recently taken to social media to thank the 51-year-old filmmaker for casting him in the production. 

Speaking previously, he said: "SO many beautiful MEMORIES it's been awesome going through my phone. 

"I wish I could show more Mahalo to my team you know who u are I will take you with me in my heart always. 

"Mahalo to Australia for being so amazing to me and for respecting my OHANA I am going to miss so many. 

"It's been a wild ride this last 7 months All my aloha j. JUSTICE LEAGUE TOUR. Here we go. Can't wait for the world to see it. Mahalo zack for picking me. Love u (sic)"

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