‘Justice League’ Star Jason Momoa ‘Bummed’ by Movie’s Weak Reception

“I try to stay the f– away from what people say,” actor says

Last Updated: November 21, 2017 @ 9:50 AM

Congratulations, critics — you done pissed off Khal Drogo. “Game of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa says he’s “kind of bummed” by the reception of his new movie “Justice League.”

“I try to stay the f— away from what people say,” the actor behind Aquaman told EW. “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.”

Momoa, who has seen the movie twice, praised director Zack Snyder’s “bada–” vision for Aquaman — but acknowledged that much of it had to wait for “Aquaman.”

“The challenging part is [the ‘Justice League’ story] is only about a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa explained. “[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,” he continued. “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.”

Read more from Momoa here.