Aquaman star Jason Momoa refuses to start working on the franchise’s second installment.
Jason Momoa, who plays the superhero Aquaman in DC Extended Universe, is now refusing to shoot for Aquaman 2. The news has come as a shock to everyone but has a purpose behind it for sure.
Jason Momoa is unhappy with a construction project on Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. The actor shared the heartbreaking news with his fans on his Instagram and revealed that he has halted the shooting of the film.
Jason Momoa on his Instagram wrote, “FUCK THIS. And TMT is 4x bigger. Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot Aquaman 2. Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land THIS iS NOT HAPPENING. WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU DO THIS ANYMORE. Enough is enough.”
Momoa is protesting the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) construction, which is taking place atop Mauna Kea. The Indigenous Hawaiians believe it’s the most sacred site on Earth.
Jason Momoa starring Aquaman became a surprise blockbuster. The film grossed $1.1 billion marks at the box-office and it’s also the highest-grossing DC movie. Aquaman also starred Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman in pivotal roles.
Recently, The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson visited Hawaii, where he resided for a few years as a child and offered to help with talks between the state and protesters who are trying their hardest to stop the construction.