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Jason Momoa says he 'can't shoot Aquaman 2' because he 'got run over by a bulldozer' protesting construction on sacred volcano in Hawaii

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/8/2019 Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com

Jason Momoa says he's unable to film the highly-anticipated sequel to Aquaman after suffering an injury while protesting construction on a volcano in his native Hawaii as part of the Thirty Meter Telescope project.

'Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot Aquaman 2,' Momoa, 40, wrote on a post alongside a photo depicting construction at the volcano site. 'Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land.

The 6ft4 leading man expressed his frustration at the industrial work going on at the site, which he described as a 'sacred mountain.'

Jason Momoa standing on a beach: The latest: Jason Momoa, 40, says he's unable to film the highly-anticipated sequel to Aquaman after suffering an injury while protesting construction on a volcano in his native Hawaii as part of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. He was snapped in Australia last month © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The latest: Jason Momoa, 40, says he's unable to film the highly-anticipated sequel to Aquaman after suffering an injury while protesting construction on a volcano in his native Hawaii as part of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. He was snapped in Australia last month

'F*** THIS. And TMT is 4x bigger,' the screen star said. 'THIS iS NOT HAPPENING. WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU DO THIS ANYMORE. Enough is enough. Go somewhere else.'

Referring to the shot, the Honolulu, Hawaii native wrote, '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.'

Momoa added the hashtags, #KuKiaiMauna #WeAreMaunaKea and #TMTShutdownto the emotionally-charged post.

In a subsequent post on Saturday, Momoa urged his 13.1 million followers to show support for the Protect Mauna a Wākea movement.

In protest: Jason shared a photo depicting construction at the volcano site, which he described as a 'scared mountain'

In protest: Jason shared a photo depicting construction at the volcano site, which he described as a 'scared mountain'
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'During this time, we are trying to unite both kānaka and Hawai’i born peoples alike to protect not only the mauna, but also our way of life and greatest natural resources in Hawaii as a whole,' he said. 'We feel that our movement has successfully united all aspects of Hawaiian culture with the exception of our traditional ocean practices - namely surfing, fishing, paddling, etc.'

The actor, who previously played Aquaman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in 2017's Justice League, told his followers, 'This is where you come in. [Please] be an inspiration and raise awareness amongst the general public and the corporate realm to promote the conservation of our ‘āina for our generation and future generations to come.'

Momoa has been protesting the $1.4 billion telescope for the past few weeks, receiving support from fellow actor Dwayne Johnson, who also has family ties to the area.

Johnson, 47, told Hawaii News Now: 'When you come here to Mauna Kea you realize [it's] bigger than a telescope ... 'It's humanity. It's culture. It is people, Polynesian people, who are willing to die here to protect this land. This is very sacred land.'

The sequel to the massive hit is due in theaters in December 2022.

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