Jason Momoa made his acting debut as Jason Loane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii. Momoa has played Arthur Curry and Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe since 2016, arguably his biggest role to date, not to mention Game of Thrones. Now, Jason has recently trashed his ‘Conan the Barbarian’ film.
Jason Momoa’s filmography includes classics like “Aquaman” and “Dune.” However, it also includes one film that the actor calls a “big pile of sh*t.” That would be “Conan the Barbarian,” the 2011 reboot in which Momoa played the title role.
The film was lambasted by critics and failed at the box office, grossing $63 million worldwide on a production budget of $90 million. Momoa recently told GQ magazine that the “Conan” film that was released was not the “Conan” film he had envisioned. “I’ve been a part of a lot of things that really s*cked, and movies where it’s out of your hands,” Momoa said.
“‘Conan [the Barbarian]’ was one of them. It’s one of the best experiences I had and it [was] taken over and turned into a big pile of sh*t.”
“Conan” was released shortly after the first season of “Game of Thrones.” Both roles helped Momoa establish himself as a burly, macho-masculine cinematic persona, which the actor admitted has been a challenge. “It’s been hard because people always think I’m just this dude who plays [macho characters],” Momoa said.
“But I want to be moved, I want something new. Things are changing, and even the villain roles I’m playing now are eccentric.”
The first “Aquaman” film was an allegory on climate change, and it appears that the sequel will do the same. The actor teased, “I don’t want to give too much away. But we really get to speed up what is going to happen to this earth, and it’s not because of aliens.” He continued speaking about the franchise with the outlet.
“These superhero movies dominate our market, which I have my own thoughts on because I love cinema, but we try to put out a positive message and go on an adventure. Aquaman is the most made-fun-of superhero in the world. But it’s amazing to be able to bring awareness of what is happening to our planet. It’s not some story that’s been told over and over, [it’s a] movie about what’s happening right now but in a fantasy world.”
Momoa’s upcoming films include a villain role in “Fast & Furious 10” and a return to the role of “Aquaman” in the DC sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” Odds are he won’t be playing Conan the Barbarian again any time soon. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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