Jason Momoa Has Responded To The 10-Year DC Plan
The King of Atlantis speaks.
In recent months, the conglomerate known as Warner Bros. Discovery has seemed to rewrite everything that audiences love about its storied history. With titles disappearing seemingly overnight from its streaming platforms HBO Max and Discovery+, the company has chosen to merge the two platforms to become one later this year. The result has trickled down into the DC Extended Universe, which has already seen Batgirl get nixed from ever being released in theaters or on streaming. Now, it appears that one of the DCEU’s stars, Jason Momoa, is speaking out about the decisions made at the company that employs him, as well as his thoughts on the future plans that the studio has to offer.
According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Momoa has a lot of thoughts on DC’s supposed 10-year plan, speaking during an interview that “I just trust in them to make the right decisions, and I gotta stay in my lane.” This might come as a surprise to loyal comic book and superhero fans who want to see as much content come their way from one of their favorite actors. However, it’s also probably welcome news to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. Zaslav has been at the helm of many of the decisions made by Warner Bros. Discovery in recent months, which has seen budgets slashed and content removed. In response to Batgirl’s permanent shelving, Deadline reports that even the film’s cast has pleaded with Zaslav to release the movie in some form, mainly because it had almost finished the postproduction process before its shelving.
Jason Momoa stars as Arthur Curry in the titular role of Aquaman, which was released in theaters in 2018. A high-profile sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to debut in 2023 amid all of the confusion at Warner Bros. Discovery. Other DC Extended Universe projects have been shuffled in recent weeks, particularly Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which saw its release date change several times, finally landing on March 2023. Despite the many scandals plaguing actor Ezra Miller, including allegations of abuse, Variety reports that The Flash is still a go to be released at its intended date of June 23, 2023. It appears that the studio is hedging all of its bets on the success of Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson, which debuts in October of this year.
Following the premiere of the first episode of House of the Dragon on HBO, Warner Bros. Discovery looks poised to end the year with some successes. Jason Momoa may appear to be confident in the company’s leadership and his direct bosses, but Zaslav is looking towards the next ten years to reset the company from the ground up. As far as the DC Extended Universe is concerned, a slew of projects are ready to be released at a moment’s notice, including Blue Beetle starring Xolo Maridueña and Bruna Marquezine, which is set to open a year from now. On the HBO side, Peacemaker with John Cena and House of the Dragon have seen their series renewed for a second season, which both should begin filming sometime next year.