DC movies just can't seem to get it right with the critics. After Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice garnered quite a few negative reviews back in 2016, DC's latest movie Justice League has also not been received too well by critics. However, Aquaman star Jason Momoa is not paying any heed to them.
Momoa spoke to Entertainment Weekly, revealing that the reviews "bummed" him out at first. He explained, "I try to stay the f**k 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."
The 38-year-old actor said that he is going to watch Justice League for the third time with his godchild. "I've seen [Justice League] twice. 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."
Momoa then went on to shower heaps of praises on director Zack Snyder. "You can't get into the whole 'why this, why that'. I went to [Wizard World Austin fan convention] this weekend and got great praise. Now, obviously, that's a positive place, and I'm not only interested in the positive.
"But if people love what we did with Aquaman, it's all [director Zack Snyder] – it's his brainchild. He came in with, 'I'm going to make Aquaman a badass and I'm going to change stuff and change the myths about this guy.' And I busted my ass," the Game Of Throne's actor added about his upcoming solo movie.
The Aquaman movie will find the King of Atlantis, aka Arthur Curry, caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt. The film is set for release in December 2018.
The actor also addressed the criticism about his "grumpy" character in Justice League. "The challenging part [about the Justice League story] is that it is only about a weekend in Arthur 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," he said.
Stressing on the fact that the Justice League is not an Aquaman movie, he went on to say, "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."
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill and Momoa, and is currently running in theatres worldwide.