Fans are usually more than a little disappointed when a guest cancels a Comic-Con appearance, especially when they’ve forked over their hard-earned cash for an autograph or photo-op.
But Jason Momoa has a pretty good reason for backing out of his obligations, according to Oz Comic-Con’s Twitter account.
While Momoa was scheduled to participate in Oz Comic-Con Perth on March 25th, the account announced that’s no longer the case as he’s required in Burbank, California for work as Aquaman on ComicBook.com's 8th Most Anticipated Comic Book Movie, the Justice League film.
It’s not clear what the scope is of the production work Momoa is being called in for.
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It could be dialogue recording, it could be reshoots, it could be both. A lot of requirements from film productions are up in the air when it comes to post-work, and not as rigid as a shooting schedule.
1/4 We really hate to send out news like this, however unfortunately, Jason Momoa will no longer be able to attend Oz Comic-Con Perth— OzComicCon (@OzComicCon) March 2, 2017
2/4 as he has been called into the studio at Burbank for work on JLA.— OzComicCon (@OzComicCon) March 2, 2017
3/4 Jason apologises for this and he looks forward to seeing all his fans in Adelaide.— OzComicCon (@OzComicCon) March 2, 2017
4/4 For those who have purchased a Jason Momoa experience and Ultimate Experience pass, you will be contacted shortly via email.— OzComicCon (@OzComicCon) March 2, 2017
But it does give an indication that post-production is underway on Justice League, principal photography has long since wrapped, and the film should be on track for its release in November.
And while Momoa probably disappointed loads of fans who were looking forward to seeing him in Australia, we can hope that he makes it up to his fans next year.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.