Jason Momoa Says That He Can't Shoot AQUAMAN 2 Because He Is 'Trying to Stop the Desecration of His Native Land'
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately, but not so much for a movie role or his good looks this time. Momoa, a native Hawaiian, as well as Samoan actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, have been present at the protests taking place on site of the tallest mountain in Hawaii, Mauna Kea, where construction is taking place in efforts to build a telescope site on indigenous land.
The Thirty Meter Telescope, referred to by Momoa as the TMT, is being built on a dormant volcano, and the indigenous people of Hawaii consider the mountain to be sacred land. While the protests have stayed peaceful, those in attendance have blocked access to the roads, gumming up the process, and many have been arrested.
You can check out Momoa’s Instagram feed for updates, as they’re many. But one post in particular had fans talking this past week. In a recent photo he shared of a telescope construction that took place in 1992, he lamented that the TMT they are protesting will actually be four times this size, and said the people are not letting this happen.
Then he sort of angrily teased, “Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot Aquaman 2. Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land.” And while this didn’t really happen of course, it shows the lengths he is willing to go to protect this land.
Check out the post below, and follow the actor on his crusade. And let’s just hope it resolves, and Momoa doesn’t get run over by a bulldozer, and we get the Aquaman sequel we are hoping for.