|Directed by||:||Zack Snyder||Produced by||:||Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns||Story by||:||Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder||Starring||:||Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher||Production company||:||DC Films, RatPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment||Country||:||United States|
While many Justice League reviews agree that Aquaman (Jason Momoa) was one of the bright spots of the superhero movie, there was something missing. There wasn't much insight into the character's background. While both The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) had scenes in the movie giving insight into their characters, Aquaman didn't get the same treatment.
Originally, though, he did. As Momoa previously told GameSpot, there is a cut sequence that follows Aquaman to Atlantis, where the character of Vulko (Willem Dafoe) was introduced. "Vulko's his connection to Atlantis," Momoa says. Instead, the character is nowhere to be seen in film and will instead make his first appearance in the Aquaman standalone film.
As for why the scene was cut, there's really only so much time to tell the story of the movie. With heavy reshoots, a director change, and a studio-mandated runtime of two hours, some scenes just didn't make it into the movie. As Momoa explains to Entertainment Weekly, though, it might have been for the best.
"The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Arthur Curry's life. [Fans] might be like, 'Why is he that grumpy? Why's he hiding up there?' We had it all planned out," he says. "A lot of things got cut. But it's not my movie. It's a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t get in. It could have been two movies."