David Hines Profile picture
Jul 22, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
As the #Aquaman trailer debuts, can we take a minute to appreciate the superhuman patience of Jason Momoa?

The dude's last five years must have felt *glacial.*
Momoa must have felt great in 2010: he got cast in CONAN (2011) and the first season of GAME OF THRONES...

but CONAN didn't work and he was promptly killed off in GoT, and then he did a bunch of forgettable stuff
Momoa didn't really capitalize on his GAME OF THRONES (2011) sex symbol status until he was cast as Aquaman for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, which didn't come out until 2016.

So then BvS comes out and Momoa's confirmed as Aquaman in a three-second cameo

And then Momoa has to wait another year for JUSTICE LEAGUE to come out so people can actually see him *playing* the part
And then Momoa has to wait ANOTHER year for his greatest casting victory to actually translate to status as a leading man in a blockbuster motion picture.
Jason Momoa has been waiting for his moment in the sun as a leading man since he got cast as Aquaman, which according to his Wikipedia page was in June of 2014.

Four years, people. *LITERALLY FOUR YEARS.*
I'm looking forward to the movie now, but even if I weren't I'd have to give serious respect to Jason Momoa for patience.

If I were him, I'd be down to like one fingernail by now.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with David Hines

David Hines Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @hradzka

Sep 16, 2018
Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Four girls were murdered: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, & Carol McNair.

McNair was 11; the others were 14.
The FBI identified Thomas Blanton, Herman Cash, Robert Chambliss, and Bobby Cherry as the perpetrators, but they weren't tried for years and Cash died without having been charged. (For his part, Chambliss blamed Gary Rowe, an FBI informant.)
The perps in question were KKK -- specifically, UKA, United Klans of America, but even more specifically they were members of a small but even more radical splinter group called the Cahaba Boys.
Read 19 tweets
Sep 5, 2018
sudden realization: there is an ADL or SPLC intern whose job is just keeping track of which white nationalists guest on which other white nationalists' podcasts

Jesus, that poor bastard
Oh hey that joke sounds like as good an excuse as any for an actualfa update

For new readers: "actualfa" is the term I use to distinguish people who get called fascist but are not from those who are actually uh
Haven't done one of these in a while because let's face it, most of 'em aren't doing anything too interesting, but the big trend appears to be consolidation and reorganization
Read 17 tweets
Aug 30, 2018
I expected cool stuff at Skirball’s Jim Henson exhibit but was NOT prepared for the ballroom costumes from LABYRINTH
The Jareth and Sarah ballroom clothes were on mannequins in a glass case facing each other, on a turntable so they waltzed round and round
There was a ton of amazing stuff in that room, including the Chamberlain from THE DARK CRUSTAL.
Read 4 tweets
Aug 29, 2018
Putting on THE TWO JAKES, the sequel to CHINATOWN.

Yeah, there was a sequel to CHINATOWN.

By Robert Towne.

Jack Nicholson directed.
Think the Nicholson-directed THE TWO JAKES couldn't be any more of a vanity project? Jack was originally to square off against Robert Evans.
2010s movie stars have quit aging, but CHINATOWN (1974) Jack CHINATOWN vs. THE TWO JAKES (1990) Jack is like the autobahn vs. pothole alley.
Read 9 tweets
Aug 28, 2018
A pleasure to head to Hollywood for the unveiling of Weird Al Yankovic’s star on the Walk of Fame today.
The great Dr. Demento was on hand to speak, as was only proper. The second introductory speaker surprised me: Thomas Lennon, best known for playing Lt. Dangle on RENO 911, who shared a delightful story about how he and Al met.
RENO 911's Thomas Lennon and Weird Al Yankovic met in Staples.
LENNON. "Excuse me, are you Weird Al Yankovic?"
AL. "Yes. Are you Lt Dangle?"
LENNON. "I am. Should we just agree to be friends for life?"
AL. "Okay."
And they shook on it. And *actually became friends for life.*
Read 4 tweets
Aug 26, 2018
My favorite thing about the ‘80s cop show HUNTER is how every time Hunter uses an alias it’s “Richard MacPherson”

even after he burns it
Hunter travels to a foreign country under the name “Richard MacPherson,” kills the son of a dictator, barely escapes

Hunter is full-on Insanity Wolf with that Richard MacPherson shit

never seen anything like it
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!