Jason Momoa Has Ideas For the ‘Epic’ ‘Aquaman’ Sequel
When you look at Jason Momoa, you don’t necessarily think, “That guy should be a writer.” Realistically, when many people look at Momoa, its his acting skills and on-screen personas that come to mind.
Be that as it may, Momoa is indeed a writer of sorts. He’s getting ready to shoot the sequel to Aquaman, and he has some ideas. To hear Momoa tell it, Warner Bros. is going to use them.
Jason Momoa isn’t just a star
More often than not, stars don’t come up with the story, especially in big franchise movies. They read the script, sign their non-disclosure agreements, shoot the movie, sometimes guess who they’re fighting and they finally hope it all turns out well in the end. Momoa got to do a little more than that for Aquaman 2.
He told Entertainment Tonight: “I’m really stoked at the fan base and what we did with the movie and just went into Warner Bros in D.C. and said, ‘You know, I have some ideas. And, they love them and James [Wan, director] and everyone is like, ‘We’re all taking it in. We’re excited to do another one.'”
Momoa is not listed as one of the writers on Aquaman 2. That credit goes to David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first Aquaman, which made $335 million here and $1 billion worldwide, even better than many people expected. For years, the idea of an Aquaman movie was laughed at, but the movie did better than many expected, thanks largely to Momoa’s charisma.
Jason Momoa wants people to give “See” a look
Momoa made his comments to Entertainment Tonight while promoting See, the show he stars in for Apple TV+, which launched this month. Created by Steven Knight, whose credits include Peaky Blinders, the show is about a dystopian future in which most people have lost the ability to see — until Momoa’s character fathers twins who can.
Like a lot of Apple TV+ shows, See hasn’t fared particularly well with critics, scoring only a 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus is: “Though it’s capable cast is clearly game, an over-reliance on gore and a grimly — and at times comically — convoluted narrative blurs See‘s bold vision.”
Still, Momoa is grateful for the chance to lead a TV series. Game of Thrones helped make his name, but he didn’t last past the first season. He told Entertainment Tonight: “I feel like it’s a beautiful moment for this to be able to happen as an actor …a lot of things didn’t really happen [on GOT.] I just fell in love and then I died. I can do more! I can speak English! I can smile!”
Jason Momoa is passing on his superheroic
Few people would claim the guy who plays Aquaman not to be a great actor. Momoa cast doubt upon himself in Esquire, saying he wasn’t really a movie star. He may not have a great range, but he certainly has charisma, and charisma can carry certain performers a long way, giving them enough clout to contribute more to their movies than on-camera performances.
Now, he’s even getting the chance to give advice to a younger generation. His stepdaughter, Zoe Kravitz, is getting ready to play Catwoman in The Batman, alongside Robert Pattinson. It’s actually not her first time in a superhero movie — she was in X-Men: First Class too as one of the villains. But The Batman looks to be an even bigger ticket.
“I’ve been hiding for a good solid 18 years and all of a sudden, Aquaman happened and boom! So, that’s the one thing I don’t even know if I’m prepared for — she’s going to be huge. She’s beautiful, she’s talented. She’s going to kill it and [I’ll be like], ‘Well, welcome to the team baby!’ Momoa said.