Jason Momoa Defends ‘Justice League’
Through social media, review aggregation sites, and internet memes, Justice League has had some backlash due to the obvious reshoots and choppy editing within the film. However, it is still, above all, an enjoyable film and one man who knows it and not afraid to say so is Jason Momoa, the man in charge to play Aquaman in the DCEU.
“I try to stay the f— away from what people say. Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.”
Jason says he has seen the film twice and every time he watches it he loves it even more and makes sure to praise the man responsible for making all of this possible, Zack Snyder. According to Momoa, Zach Snyder was also the one who came up with the idea of Aquaman as a hero from more Polynesian-based mythos.
“I’ve seen [Justice League] twice. I loved it the second time even more. I’m actually going to watch it again with my kids and my godchild. I’m going to see it with the perfect crowd of people — a regular crowd instead of at a premiere. So I’m excited. You can’t get into the whole ‘why this, why that.’ I went to [Wizard World Austin fan convention] this weekend and got great praise. Now obviously, that’s a positive place, and I’m not only interested in the positive. But if people love what we did with Aquaman, it’s all [director Zack Snyder] — it’s his brainchild. He came in with, ‘I’m going to make Aquaman a badass and I’m going to change stuff, and change the myths about this guy.’ And I busted my ass.”
Many have complained about the lack of character background for Aquaman, as it was evident Vulko’s scenes and others to set up Aquaman’s solo film were cut from the Justice League, but Momoa says there’s a reason for that.
“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Author Curry’s life,” he says. “[Fans] might be like, ‘Why is he that grumpy? Why’s he hiding up there?’ We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But it’s not my movie. It’s a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t 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 you’re going to see it in Aquaman. It’s not an Aquaman movie, it’s a Justice League movie.”
While there is truth behind Momoa’s words, it’s also true that people have not been very happy with what Justice League was turned into and even launched a petition for Warner to release Zack’s original cut of the film.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly.