With his big debut as “Aquaman” set to hit theaters in time for Christmas star Jason Momoa has been seen everywhere. He has been featured repeatedly performing the Maori Haka Dance on red carpets, and is touring the talk circuit.
One element however has heads turning on the internet. Paparazzi shots of Momoa on his way to an appearance, flanked by his bodyguards, brings out some pointed questions. Notably: Those guys are guarding him?!
What even is the point of Jason Momoa's bodyguards pic.twitter.com/cL1o8QG5vS
— Sarah (@Cinesnark) December 13, 2018
There does appear to be a bit of a discrepancy between the guardians, and Aquaman.
All assailants must work their way up to battling Jason.
— Jim Slotek (@jimslotek) December 13, 2018
To protect assailants from having to fight Jason Momoa.
— Hannah Wears the Lilac ? (@harleylecter) December 13, 2018
Clearly, he is there to protect THEM.
— Cam (@cameronkieffer) December 13, 2018
— Enmanuel Rivera (@SourceSio) December 13, 2018
Less violent options were also offered. Perhaps more than protection is going on here.
He just needs to accessorize. It was either a bodyguard or chihuahua
— Alex Jordan (@AlexJordan406) December 13, 2018
I think of them as bollards, keeping people from wrecking themselves on the mountain that is Momoa
— Nicola Smith (@nickysmithster) December 13, 2018
— monika full stop (@leszy_) December 14, 2018
Well, presumably sometimes he's carrying a coffee or something he doesn't want to spill.
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) December 13, 2018
They’re actually his PAs and all they do is catch all the panties being thrown at him.
— Tanya 수정 Tarr (@nerdette) December 13, 2018
Yes, the lasses seem to have a thing for the man. Easier for them to bend over than his burly self. There is also a certain synergy that is not lost on some.
Unclear but good for him getting a matched set.
— S. Bear Bergman (@sbearbergman) December 14, 2018
Are they twins? Manscaped exactly the same.
— MegMurph (@AllIn4DJT) December 14, 2018
need 1 more , a khal takes 3 riders with him
— Bach Do (@Dishwasher1910) December 13, 2018
Except, wasn’t Drogo killed off? (sniff)
Bibliophiles are out for him. He needs more bodyguards. ?
— tjames (@tjames_123) December 13, 2018
Okay, that was a little too deep for the shallow minds who work here.
There may be something more explainable at play here. It seems Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has a similar juxtaposition difference with her handlers.
Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa protecting their bodyguards. pic.twitter.com/JYuAb2iT2w
— Gadot Warriors (@GadotWarriors) September 22, 2018
I bet Warner Brothers does not want their super hero performers looking meek beside their own protection unit. This maintains some of the mystique. It all makes sense! (Until there is a problem, of course…)