Justice League’s poor reception has Jason Momoa feeling “kind of bummed out”

Mixed reviews from critics and fans have lead to a poor opening weekend for Justice League, but star Jason Momoa is trying to block out all of the negativity.

“I try to stay the f*ck away from what people say,” the Aquaman actor told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

Much of Aquaman’s backstory was cut from Justice League, including scenes with Willem Dafoe. Here’s what Momoa had to say about it:

“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Author Curry’s life,” he said. “[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. 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.”

Fans will be able to see more of Jason Momoa and his character’s story when Aquaman hits theaters on December 21, 2018.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly