Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may have slightly exceeded expectations at the worldwide box office, but a near-$400 million haul is still a far cry from its predecessor’s mighty $1.1 billion.
Jason Momoa is now expected to bid farewell to Arthur Curry and while there’s a chance he’ll get to play Lobo in the DCU, that’s far from confirmed or guaranteed. The actor certainly doesn’t need a superhero role (it’s hard not to wonder how different his career might have looked had he not declined to play Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Drax) and he may be considering making a change.
Talking to Variety about his new travel series, On the Roam, on Max, Momoa talked about what else he hopes to accomplish in his career.
“I don’t really think I’ve done anything so far,” he tells the trade. “I’m not going to be able to master all of these things. I’m a solid C+ to B- at everything. But I like doing a lot of different things, and I’m not an A at one thing.”
“I really went after comedy. ‘SNL’ let me on twice. I tried ‘Slumberland,’ and it did OK,” Momoa continued. “I have ‘Minecraft.’ I’m going to do another comedy-esque action thing with Dave Bautista after that. If people love this, I’d love to do a Season 2.”
After putting himself on the map as Game of Thrones‘ Khal Drogo, the actor later took on action roles in the likes of Justice League and Fast X. However, he’s all too aware that those projects aren’t likely to receive any awards attention.
“There’s some movies out there that I gotta go back to, and I’m sure if you did your homework, you’ll know what movies I gotta go back on,” Momoa explained. “I’ve just never been a part of movies that – none of my movies are going to the awards. I’m not really that guy. So maybe one day it’d be nice to do one of those kinds of movies, where it’s a really, really good movie.”
As for his future with the Fast & Furious franchise, he added, “I put out my ideas and we’ll see where it goes. But that’s probably a ways off. That’ll be fun to do. It’s fun playing the villain. It’s wonderful to play the villain.”
It will be interesting to see whether Momoa tries his hand at a serious drama now the Aquaman franchise is in his rearview. Robert Downey Jr. proved it’s possible to move on from playing a superhero, though plenty of other actors have struggled.
What would you like to see from Momoa on screen moving forward?