Jason Momoa is not happy about a construction project on Hawaii's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. In fact, he's letting fans know that he's refusing to start work on Aquaman 2 until something is done. As of right now, a project known as Thirty Meter Telescope is being built there, while Indigenous Hawaiians believe it's the most sacred site on Earth. Momoa has already posted on Instagram from the site, but now he's made it clear he's had enough.
"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," he wrote on Instagram. "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."
Protestors were recently joined by Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson, who also objected to the construction taking place. "It’s not about stopping science. It’s about respecting a culture and respecting a people, and doing things the right way," he explained. "When things escalate to that emotional apex, that is a sign that something has to be done. And to full-charge-ahead isn’t the way to do it."
Warner Bros. has yet to release a statement on the matter, but Aquaman 2 is still set for a December 2022 release.