Justice League is in theaters it has fans and critics of the DCEU spilt. The DC superhero movie fell short of domestic boxoffice projections bringing in $94 million over the weekend. A large part of that can be attributed to the low scores critics. But Justice League star Jason Moma is not letting that impact his views of the film.
“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.”
“I’ve seen [Justice League] twice,” Momoa says. “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.’
Thanks to Zac Synder, Moma’s Aquaman man is gladiator king instead of walking punch line. But some fans were upset that Aquaman’s backstory were cut from the film. But Momoa had a counter for that too.
“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Author Curry’s life. [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 Willem 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.”
The Aquaman solo movie, which comes out on December 21, 2018, and is directed by James Wan