Momoa is set to host SNL for the second time and will be joined by musical guest Tate McRae. The Dune actor made his hosting debut in December 2018, with the season 44 episode featuring music from Mumford & Sons.
In a video released Wednesday, Momoa can be seen joyously walking into Studio 8H as he soaks up every moment ahead of his second opportunity to host. Castmember Ego Nwodim watches him from a distance but finally has to inform him that he is missing a key element of his wardrobe.
“We love you, but you just can’t be wearing your underwear,” says Nwodim, following a reveal that Momoa is pixilated below his waist. “This is a workplace.”
This leads a seemingly contrite Momoa to respond, “I’m sorry. When I get excited, I forget my pants.”
Nwodim then replies, “Guess I’m gonna just have to be distracted. Come on, let’s put some clothes on you.” However, the host isn’t having it.
Momoa is returning to SNL to promote his upcoming Warner Bros. film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which marks the studio’s final movie in its DC Extended Universe. It was announced last year that James Gunn and Peter Safran will be in charge of the newly created DC Studios, which has Superman: Legacy set for a 2025 release.
Season 49 of SNL has been rolling along since the show returned following the end of Hollywood’s writers strike. Timothée Chalamet hosted the most recent episode, and his monologue included a song celebrating the recent conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA work stoppage.