Jason Momoa Says That He Can’t Shoot ‘Aquaman 2’ Because He’s Protesting Construction On A Sacred Hawaiian Mountain

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A few weeks ago, The Rock joined Indigenous protestors on Hawaii’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. Lately though, an almost daily dose of support comes from Jason Momoa, who’s absolutely furious over a major construction project — for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) — on what Indigenous Hawaiians consider the most sacred site on Earth. Momoa’s been live-streaming and Instagramming from the site for weeks, sometimes even with his children in tow, in an effort to halt progress on the $1.4 billion project. The thousands of protesters have been entirely peaceful (mostly aiming to block the construction road into the site), but nonetheless, dozens of activists have been arrested.

Momoa’s looking to spark even more fire over the ongoing construction on the dormant volcano, which the protestors feel is akin to a church, and he’s claiming to put Aquaman 2 on the table. The sequel’s production isn’t set to begin until 2020, but nonetheless, Momoa’s latest post urges people to pay attention:

FUCK THIS. And TMT is 4x bigger. Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot Aquaman 2. Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land THIS iS NOT HAPPENING. WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU DO THIS ANYMORE. Enough is enough. Go somewhere else. Repost. This is what telescope construction looks like (Subaru Telescope, 1992). The TMT will be four times larger on unscathed land. We must protect our scared mountain from further desecration.

Warner Bros. hasn’t issued an official statement on the matter, naturally, because Momoa’s clearly aiming for some gallows humor here (“Jason got run over by a bulldozer”). Nonetheless, this should raise more awareness for the cause. Aquaman 2 is currently set for a December 22, 2022 release, and here’s more video footage from Momoa’s ongoing presence near the construction site.