Jason Momoa has indeed created a name for himself by portraying the role of Aquaman in the DCEU and the DCU. But before he was Aquaman, Momoa was a lot of things. Portraying several roles in different projects over the years, the actor has had his fair share of regrets.
Portraying the role of Conan in the 2011 movie Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa heavily regrets ever saying yes to the movie. With a tale of vengeance at the heart, Momoa had no hesitation in calling the movie a “big pile of sh*t”!
Jason Momoa Recalls One Movie As A “Big pile of sh*t”
2011 was a good and a bad year for Jason Momoa. Having starred as Khal Drogo in HBO’s magnum opus of a series Game of Thrones, the actor did find some fame and recognition for his role even though his character was short-lived.
2011 was also the year Momoa starred in a remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan the Barbarian. With a story of vengeance at heart, the movie failed disastrously and became one of Momoa’s biggest regrets to date as the actor revealed to GQ.
“I’ve been a part of a lot of things that really sucked, and movies where it’s out of your hands. Conan [the Barbarian] was one of them. It’s one of the best experiences I had and it [was] taken over and turned into a big pile of sh*t”.
The story follows Conan (Jason Momoa) setting off on a vengeful path to kill the warlord who attacked his village and killed his father. Conan the Barbarian received poor reviews as the film barely managed to earn $63 million at the global box office.
Jason Momoa Doesn’t Exactly Love Dying In The Movies
Although his character of Aquaman is still alive and thriving in the DCU, Momoa’s iconic portrayal of Khal Drogo met an end during the first season of Game of Thrones. Stating that he made a name from dying, Momoa doesn’t exactly love it but doesn’t hate it either.
“My kids are always like, ‘Are you gonna die again? You always die’. I obviously made a name for myself dying so if you see me it’s like, ‘Momoa’s gonna jump on the bomb, I know it!’”
His Conan the Barbarian role has since been lost in the past. Picking up a variety of roles, Jason Momoa was adored by the world as Aquaman when his 2018 solo film was released. As for the 2011 failed film, Conan the Barbarian received a rating of 5.1/10 on IMDB and a meager 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is available to stream on Netflix in the U.S.