JASON MOMOA’S LOVE for Guinness has been well documented in the past – he even bonded with his wife Lisa Bonet over a pint on their first date.
Over the weekend, his turn as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League hit the cinemas, one of his biggest roles to date.
And Guinness sent him a special beer tap handle in the shape of Aquaman’s famous trident weapon to celebrate
Aloha kakahiaka. I know I don’t look excited but I’m freaking out on the inside 😜😜😜😜😜😝😝😝😝😝😝🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪 @guinnessus just sent me a beautiful letter congratulating me on #justiceleague and made a aquaman Guinness tap handle Fucking stoked also if that wasn’t enough to blow my mind @carhartt collaborated with Guinness to make a coat cheeeeeehoooooooooo mind blown mahalo @whereyabennett your a legend. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Mahalo for all the support been getting some beautiful letters and emails texts From fans and ohana Aloha j
There was more than just the beer tap waiting for him too, as he wrote on Instagram:
I know I don’t look excited but I’m freaking out on the inside
@guinnessus just sent me a beautiful letter congratulating me on #justiceleague and made a aquaman Guinness tap handle Fucking stoked also if that wasn’t enough to blow my mind @carhartt collaborated with Guinness to make a coat cheeeeeehoooooooooo mind blown
What a haul.
Some of the critics haven’t been kind either – with this review by the New York Post just one example
a pointless flail of expensive (yet somehow cheap-looking) CGI that no amount of tacked-on quips, or even Gadot’s luminescent star power, can rescue.
The Washington Post weren’t fans either:
everyone involved in making “Justice League,” and everyone who will eventually see it, deserved something better than this. The most dominant genre in movies shouldn’t be this muddled — or this timid.
Getting ready for our Beijing press mad love to Mitchell @king_baby_studio for making all my rings and cuffs for JL and Aquaman. Blaine @madeworn for everything you make me brother @judicael_sacred_skulls for your amazing necklaces supporting true artists and craftsmen And @guinnessus because it’s always happy hour somewhere #fuckyoujetlag #itsguinnesstime #allinbeijing. #knuckleheadfolife Aloha j
Naturally, when Entertainment Weekly got hold of Momoa yesterday, their first question was going to be about the reception that Justice League has got so far:
I try to stay the f**k away from what people say. Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful, it doesn’t help.
He says he “busted his ass” working on the movie:
I’ve seen [Justice League] twice. I loved it the second time even more. I’m actually going to watch it again with my kids and my godchild. I’m going to see it with the perfect crowd of people — a regular crowd instead of at a premiere. So I’m excited. You can’t get into the whole ‘why this, why that.’ I went to [Wizard World Austin fan convention] this weekend and got great praise. Now obviously, that’s a positive place, and I’m not only interested in the positive. But if people love what we did with Aquaman, it’s all [director Zack Snyder] — it’s his brainchild. He came in with, ‘I’m going to make Aquaman a badass and I’m going to change stuff, and change the myths about this guy.’ And I busted my ass.
A typically defiant response, then.
Momoa’s own solo Aquaman movie is due for release next summer – who knows what Guinness-based goodies will be in store for him then.
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