20 Essential Movie Performances That Will Define 2017

20. Jason Momoa - Aquaman (Justice League)

Justice League Aquaman Hero
Warner Bros.

The Role: The King of Atlantis himself, Arthur Curry, a grizzled "metahuman" with super aquatic abilities who is reluctantly recruited into the Justice League by a desperate Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck).

Why It'll Define 2017: Because there's a damn good chance that Momoa's bada**, Vodka-swilling performance just might make Aquaman cool again, considering he's been a walking punchline every since that damn Family Guy gag.

Regardless of how good or bad the film ends up being, don't be surprised if Aquaman is one of the big positive talking points, and after everything he's been through, the character sure as Hell deserves it.


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