‘I have to stay in my lane’: Aquaman star Jason Momoa opens up on recent WB controversy, sends gratitude to Tom Cruise for saving theaters with Top Gun: Maverick

Aquaman Star Jason Momoa is all smiles and praise for his current employer, Warner Bros. Her rise to popular culture began with a short but powerful appearance on the HBO series game of thrones like Khal Drogo. Since then, however, he had been missing from screens for a good number of years until he rose to fame in DCEU and Zack Snyder. Justice League. Now the actor is talking about the future of the business that made him a global sensation almost overnight.

Jason Momoa in Aquaman
Jason Momoa in Aquaman (2018)

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Jason Momoa talks about Hollywood affected by COVID

If anything has temporarily halted the world of speed, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic. And the scope of the viral outbreak was nothing short of exponential. Affecting every solemn corner of the world, there was no longer anyone or anything that had not succumbed to its ravages or suffered its consequences. Interrupting industries and weakened populations then had to find a new order of life and establish a mode of operation consistent with the current state of the planet.

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Aquaman star, Jason Momoa poses with Ben Affleck, DCEU’s Batman

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Hollywood did the same when the outbreak halted productions and social distancing was imposed on us all. With no foreseeable solution in sight, ongoing projects have been suspended indefinitely. However, now that the world has regained momentum, the industry is kicking off blockbusters, once again spinning the theatrical release wheel. For Jason Momoa, however, Tom Cruise has to be thanked for making it possible.

“The good thing about what’s happened with COVID is everyone’s trying to rush to meet those deadlines, but we know they should be out when they’re ready to go out. [at a time] when everyone returns to cinemas. So thank you Tom Cruise.

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Jason Momoa’s take on WB Discovery’s strategic changes

When David Zaslav announced the removal of bat girl, it was also followed by news of a long-term plan that will take DC in a direction previously only attempted by the likes of George Lucas and Kevin Feige. However, the news was overshadowed by the shelving of a fully filmed $90 million movie, which then added to public concern that future projects under the WB wing were no longer entirely safe. , especially those in development.

David Zaslav is about to take WB in a new direction
David Zaslav incorporates new measures to take WB in a new direction

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Asked about the series of controversies surrounding Warner Bros. and its new management, Jason Momoa had nothing but constructive things to say – “I just trust them to make the right decisions, and I have to stay in my lane.” The actor is also immensely enthusiastic about the making of his new film which he says he is extremely proud of and which also contributed to its conception.

“We wrote a great story. I was one of the writers on it and the minute we finished [Aquaman] I went with a 50 page plan for the second one and they used it and they liked it. There’s my heart in it […] If people don’t like it and it feels like the due date has passed, we won’t do another one […] But if they like it, then we’ll do more, you know. I don’t want to force anything down someone’s throat to watch it. But I love this.”

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated for a theatrical release on December 25, 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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