Jason Momoa made his acting debut as Jason Loane on the syndicated action drama Baywatch: Hawaii. Momoa has played Arthur Curry and Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe since 2016, arguably his most popular role to date, not to mention Game of Thrones. Now, Jason has trashed his Conan the Barbarian film.
The filmography for Jason Momoas includes classics like Aquaman and Dune. However, it also includes one film that the actor calls a massive pile of sh*t. That would be Conan the Barbarian, the remake in which Momoa played the title role in 2011.
The film was denied treatment 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 planned. Ive been a part of a slew of things that were really unsuspecting, and films where it is out of your hands.
Conan [the Barbarian] was one of the victims. It's one of the best experiences I've ever had, and it [was] taken over and transformed into a huge pile of dreadful.
Conan was born 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. Its been difficult because people always believe Im just this dude who plays [macho characters], according to Momoa.
I want to be moved, but I want something new. Things are changing, and even the villain roles im playing are more eccentric.
The first Aquaman film was a tense on climate change, and it appears that the sequel will do the same. I am relieved, and I cannot give away much. But we really get to speed up what will happen to this earth, and it's not because of aliens. He continued speaking about the franchise with the outlet.
These superhero films dominate our market, which I have my own thoughts on, because I love cinema. We try to convey a positive message and embark on a journey. Aquaman is the most developed-fun-of superhero in the world. It's astounding to be able to learn more about what is happening to our planet. This is not a story that's been repeated often, but in a tense sense.