Jason Momoa Closer Than Ever To Topping Dwayne Johnson By Joining Yet Another Movie

By Michileen Martin | 3 weeks ago

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Dwayne Johnson may very well be the biggest action star in the world, but Jason Momoa is one step closer to catching up with The Rock. Along with currently filming Fast X as the villain of the franchise’s final chapters and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on the way early next year, Momoa is looking to the future. The Game of Thrones star just signed up for an upcoming action-comedy.

The news surfaced from The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. Few details are known about the action-comedy, though it will be titled Shots! Shots! Shots! The screenplay comes courtesy of the writing team of Matt Mider and Kevin Burrows, who previously collaborated on the 2018 Netflix comedy The Package and the animated series Gentlemen Lobsters. THR notes that another project in the work from Mider and Burrows is Stoned Alone — a stoner comedy reimagining of the classic Home Alone. Ryan Reynolds’ company Maximum Effort is producing Stoned Alone, though there’s no word yet on cast.

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Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista in promotional art for See

Shots! Shots! Shots! marks the second action comedy that Jason Momoa has attached himself to in recent memory. Last year, real life pals Momoa and Dave Bautista started a bidding war simply by floating the idea on Twitter of the pair starring together in a buddy cop action-comedy. Even fewer details are known yet about the as of yet untitled film, though J0nathan Tropper (The Adam Project) is reportedly attached to write the script, and Momoa and Bautista will be brothers as well as police partners. While both actors were in last year’s Dune remake, they were in different scenes and apparently never saw each other on set. Instead they became friends while making season 2 of Apple TV+’s post-apocalyptic drama See in which they played estranged brothers.

Yesterday we exclusively reported that Dwayne Johnson is set to become the focus of the DCEU moving forward because he’s seen as the biggest star in the narrative, but Jason Momoa is clearly in second place and catching up. Johnson is known for never having a shortage of upcoming projects in the works, but if you compare his list of upcoming big-ticket projects with Momoa’s, the numbers are starting to look similar. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was going to be released this year, but it’s since been pushed back to March 17 of next year. Instead his next film appearance will be in Netflix’s Slumberland, based on the Little Nemo in Slumberland comics by Winsor McKay. As of 2019 he was in talks to star in a “key cameo” for the female-led Cliffhanger remake, per Deadline. Not to mention that THR reports that he’ll be the lead for the upcoming Minecraft film to be directed by Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame.

It’s interesting to note that as of yet Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa have yet to appear in any screen projects together, though as long as they both remain attached to the DCEU that’s sure to change. Maybe Momoa, Johnson, and Bautista could all star in a movie together? Just call it Big Guys Without Shirts Punching Each Other. Just go right for the brutal honesty.