âI try to stay the fâ away from what people say,â Momoa toldÂ EW. âSome of my friends said, âJustice LeagueÂ isnât doing wellâ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didnât want to look it up. I donât want to look up the bad and the negativity. I donât think thatâs useful; it doesnât help.â
Momoa continues with mention that he has seen Justice League twice, and regarding Aquaman, that "it's all Zack Snyder" who made "AquamanÂ a badass." Momoa also defends some of the cuts from the movie and admits it could have been a two-parter.
"The challenging part is [theÂ Justice LeagueÂ story] is only about a weekend in Author Curryâs life,â MomoaÂ said. â[Fans] might be like, âWhy is he that grumpy? Whyâs he hiding up there?â We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But itâs not my movie. Itâs a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldnât get in. It could have been two movies. We had some stuff with William Dafoe. The whole Atlantean part, about me being this reluctant king. There was no need for it because youâre going to see it inÂ Aquaman. Itâs not an Aquaman movie, itâs a Justice League movie.â
I'll back-up what MomoaÂ has to say as I liked Justice League a lot, and the audience I was with Thursday night enjoyed it and clapped at the end.
Jason Momoa stars in Aquaman directed by James Wan for a December 21, 2018 release.Â
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, with the story by Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder, the screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, and starsÂ Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Willem Dafoe an Atlantean, Nuidis Vulko.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Supermanâs selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroesâBatman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flashâit may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.