Actor Jason Momoa releases a short film about Father’s Day and family heirlooms. In the clip, the Aquaman star celebrates the legacy of Harley Davidson motorcycles, along with life lessons that he’s learned over the past two decades. Momoa has two children with spouse Lisa Bonet, and he’s the stepfather of actress Zoë Kravitz.
In the early 2000s, Momoa began his acting career by portraying Jason Ioane in the Baywatch television franchise. He went on to star in the Fox soap opera North Shore and the science fiction series Stargate Atlantis. On HBO’s Game of Thrones, Momoa starred as Khal Drogo, a breakthrough role that opened up cinematic opportunities for the big screen. During the early 2010s, Momoa starred in films like Conan the Barbarian and Road to Paloma, the latter of which he also wrote, produced, and directed. In recent years, Momoa has become a household name for his DCEU role as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. The 2018 film Aquaman earned over $1.1 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing DCEU film ever produced.
On Father’s Day, Momoa released an eight-minute short film entitled Where the Wild Stomped In. The clip is fundamentally about motorcycles, but the primary themes are focused on family, memories, and legacy. Early on, Momoa reflects upon the “definitive moments” of his life, with his growly voiceover narration poignantly complementing visuals of Harley Davidson motorcycles and outdoor images. As the clip progresses, Momoa shifts the attention from building motorcycles into building memories with his family. He discusses “the long road” and how “20 years passed in an instant.” Momoa recalls the dreams of the young man he used to be, and how everything changed once he became a father. By the end, Momoa acknowledges that he broke a few rules along the way, but also that everything was part of a learning process. The clips ends with Momoa coming to the realization that his motorcycle experiences led to a “family heirloom.” Check out Where the Wild Stomped In below.
In 2019, Momoa reprised his Aquaman character (voice role) for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Currently, he’s filming Dune with director Denis Villeneuve, in which he’ll portray Duncan Jones. Dune is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, which was previously adapted for the big screen by David Lynch. Looking ahead, Momoa will portray Aquaman in a still-untitled 2022 DCEU film.
Momoa’s Where the Wild Stomped In will please his universal fanbase. At times, the narration does indeed become a bit melodramatic, and there’s a clear emphasis on the Harley Davidson brand, but the clip aligns with the actor’s public persona. In addition, Where the Wild Stomped In offers insight into Jason Momoa the father figure, a man who’s clearly evolved over the years, both personally and professionally.
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