Jason Momoa talks about his Han Solo like Dune Character

Aquaman's star Jason Momoa says his character in Denis Villeneuve's forthcoming "Dune" adaptation has some characteristics similar to Han Solo from the "Star Wars" franchise. The 40-year-old actor plays Duncan Idaho's role in the film, based on the classic novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 19, 2020 11:59 IST

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Momoa said he never thought during his virtual appearance on "The Ellen Show" that he would have a chance to get stars like Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, and Javier Bardem.

I have never been a part of such a significant thing ... I get to play the character Duncan Idaho, who's kind of a master swordsman who made Duke Leto, who's Oscar Isaac, the right-hand man. He's the first person to be sent out on Dune to land, and that's when I meet the character Javier Bardem plays, "said Momoa.

I can't believe Javier Bardem had a scene! It's Timothee Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard and him. It's a fairly big movie, and I get that little he's sort of the group's Han Solo-esque to be. He's sort of a rogue fighter who's defending Timothee Chalamet, and he's serving Oscar Isaac.

Set in the far future, "Dune" follows Paul Atreides (Chalamet), whose family takes possession of the Arrakis desert world, the only known location of the most important and mind-altering mineral of the galaxy, called "spice." After the betrayal of Paul and his father, the story examines themes of politics, faith, and the relationship between man and nature, as Paul leads a revolt to restore the rule of his ancestors. 

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