This Behind-the-Scenes Footage Proves That Jason Momoa Was Born to Play Aquaman

Ever since we saw the intense fitness regimen that Jason Momoa used to get into superhero shape for Justice League: Part One, we've been anxiously awaiting his debut as submarine hero Aquaman. Not only did Momoa part with his beloved chest hair for the role, but he also completely redefined the traditional DC Comics idea of the hero! So when we caught a glimpse of the ruggedly gorgeous actor behind the scenes of Justice League, we thanked our lucky stars (and the folks who run DC Films' Tumblr account) for such a blessing.

The two behind-the-scenes GIFs of Momoa in a large pool (presumably between takes), complete with his Aquaman armor and faux full-body tattoos, were accompanied by a quote about the actor from producer Deborah Snyder. "Jason is a physical presence. He's enormous — kind of scary, but at the same time he's warm and loving," the quote reads. "And we felt like these were the characteristics Aquaman needed to have."

And we thought we couldn't get more excited! If you need us, we'll be counting the minutes until Justice League: Part One hits theaters in November 2017.