Aquaman's Jason Momoa Discusses Affleck & Cavill Potentially Exiting the DCEU

Aquaman star Jason Momoa weighs in on the potential DCEU exits of his Justice League co-stars Ben "Batman" Affleck and Henry "Superman" Cavill. To say that the production of Justice League was a mess would be an understatement. By now, the behind the scenes turmoil surrounding the exit of original director Zack Snyder during post-production is well-known, as is the rushed nature of replacement director Joss Whedon's reshoots, leading to the infamous debacle surrounding Cavill's mustache. At this juncture, many fans are certain that Snyder's original cut would've been a big improvement, leading to the "release the Snyder cut!" movement on social media.

It's now been over a year since Justice League hit theaters, and proceeded to earn mostly bad reviews and lose lots of money at the box office. The DCEU looks to regroup with this month's release of James Wan's Aquaman solo film, which chronicles the journey of Arthur Curry (Momoa) from half-human/half-Atlantean misfit to worthy king of Atlantis. Early reactions to the film have been highly positive, and it's already cleaning up at the box office in China.

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Throughout Aquaman's worldwide press tour, Momoa has become renowned for his willingness to speak frankly about both his time playing Aquaman and the DCEU as a whole. During an interview the other day, Momoa even openly called on Warner Bros. to release the Snyder cut of Justice League, complete with F-bomb. More recently, Huffington Post asked Momoa for his thoughts on the rumored departures of both Affleck and Cavill from the DCEU, and he responded in his usual forthright way.

If they're both out, then listen: It's just the place they're at in their careers. I mean, how many has Henry done? He's done three? Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did... shit, I have done three. ... I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something. Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he's done enough. I don't know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on 'Justice League'].

Batman V Superman rainy night - Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill

While Momoa - who's currently under contract for at least one more DCEU film after Aquaman - seems to be loving his time playing a superhero, he also seems to fully understand why Cavill and/or Affleck might want to move on with their careers, and wouldn't begrudge them that choice. Furthermore, Momoa went on to say later in the same interview just how much affection and respect he has for both his Justice League co-stars and director Snyder, who he considers "family" and "like a soul mate." Based on those sentiments, it's obvious why he's pulling for the Snyder cut of Justice League to be released.

Based on Momoa's comments above, he doesn't seem to be anymore in the know when it comes to Affleck and Cavill's status with the DCEU than anyone else. To be fair though, if he did know, he still probably wouldn't reveal private information about the contracts of his colleagues. For now, whether or not Affleck will ever suit up again as Batman or Cavill will ever take flight again as Superman remains a question without an official answer.

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Source: Huffington Post

Key Release Dates
  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
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