Jason Momoa credits Tool and Metallica for shaping his character in the upcoming Aquaman film.

He told Hard Metal magazine that he has long used metal music to prepare for roles.

Momoa, who has also starred in Game of Thrones and 2011’s Conan The Barbarian, told the magazine, “Aquaman’s pretty metal. I know no one thinks that, but Aquaman’s metal. I kind of build my characters off of metal songs. Conan was really heavy Pantera, I’d say Aquaman was probably mostly built out of Tool and [Metallica’s debut album] Kill ‘Em All — [Tool’s song] ‘Ticks and Leeches’, if I want to get specific. There’s a lot of [Black] Sabbath in there, too.”
Aquaman hits theatres December 21.