Just Cause Movie Will Star Jason Momoa
(Last Updated On: March 7, 2017)

A lot of action movies have become pathetic, lame, uninteresting crap-fests. Sure, there are the outliers like John Wick and London Has Fallen, but majority of them are these politically correct, playing-it-safe, by-the-numbers crash-ins. Well, maybe things will pick up given that a real badass in the form of Jason Momoa will be taking on the role of Rico Rodriguez in the upcoming Just Cause film, based on the game from Avalanche Studios.

Deadline is reporting that Momoa has been picked to lead the film, which shows that the Game of Thrones alum seems to be doing quite well following the grunting, raping and killing he performed in the HBO series.

Brad Peyton will be directing and John Collee is pegged to concoct a screenplay. So what does Collee have under his belt to warrant him for the job? Well, he’s worked on Happy Feet, Master and Commander and Wolf Totem, to name but a few. Other than Happy Feet and Master and Commander, he’s been hit and miss. So, I have no idea really what the quality of the Just Cause film will be like.

They do briefly provide a description of the film, with the site stating…

“The story, like the game, follows Rico Rodriguez (Momoa) who is an operative for an organization known as the Agency. The plot of the movie is under wraps but it is expected to deal in some way with Rico’s crisis of conscience while on a mission.”

Avalanche really dropped the ball with Just Cause 3. The story was a throwaway just like th previous two games, but the gameplay itself wasn’t much of an improvement over Just Cause 2. This lack of an evolution kind of made the third game stall as far as interest and originality was concerned.

On the plus side, it gives the movie makers more freedom to experiment. On the downside, a lackluster Just Cause 3 combined with a potentially awful film could powerbomb the brand into obscurity. I hope the latter doesn’t happen, but given that Hollyweird is more focused on identity politics and Social Justice Warriorism, I have no doubts in my mind that we could be seeing a really weird, sanitized version of Just Cause. Then again, if they follow the plot of the first game and keep in all the campiness, it could make for a decent team-up action-comedy.

(Main image courtesy of Men’s Health)


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  • durka durka

    “with Just Cause 3. The story was a throwaway just like th previous two games, but the gameplay itself wasn’t much of an improvement over Just Cause 2.”

    Ehhh no just cause 3 story sure was nonsense but atleas the characters and dialogues were good unlike the last 2 games which had none of that either. The missions in just cause 2 were meh, just cause 3 had good missions. As for the gameplay ofcourse it was improved, driving in just cause series is garbage, just cause 3 was half decent but you did not have to use it with the wingsuit, that alone is a huge improvement to gameplay. Not to mention the combat in just cause 2 was utter garbage, especially with that awful upgrading system. In just cause 3 the combat was decent, guns looked sounded and perfomed as well as a third person action game. Also the wanted system in the last 2 games was a pain in the neck, now it is actually good.

    Lets not get into the whole capturing areas in just cause 2 that you could get stuck in a military base for hours trying to figure out WHERE THE FLYING FUCK IS THAT FUCKING ITEM I AM MISSING, FUCK, FUCK DAMN FUCK…it was so bad on pc they made a program that you load your savegame and it shows you all collectables in the map of the program.

    Just cause 3 was great.

    Now jason momoa looks nothing like rico, wtf hollywood?

    “Hollyweird is more focused on identity politics and Social Justice Warriorism, I have no doubts in my mind that we could be seeing a really weird, sanitized version of Just Cause. ”

    Well didnt just cause 3 have a middle eastern scientist whose inventions always blew up?

    • just cause 3 was half decent but you did not have to use it with the wingsuit, that alone is a huge improvement to gameplay.

      Adding the wingsuit to remove the need to drive isn’t much of an improvement to me. It reminds me of the grappling hook in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate so you no longer had to use parkour, or the super powers in Saints Row 4 so all the vehicles were rendered useless.

  • Mr Snow

    I think Momoa is a fine guy, but I also think anything with him involved has a pretty high chance of becoming a steaming pile…

    I’m sure someone will say “Game of Thrones”, which he was barely in for a season, and I will point you right to “Conan”, and then silently back away.

  • fnd

    “but given that Hollyweird is more focused on identity politics and Social Justice Warriorism”

    Don’t forget Illuminati symbolism.

  • fnd

    So Just Cause is a game based on action movies that will become a movie, the circle has completed.

    On a side note i pirated Just Cause 3 and holy shit is the game badly optimized, Arkham Knight is way better than this shit. There is barely any leap in graphics compared to Just Cause 2 and that game doesn’t require a state of the art GPU. And WTF is those havok physics, cars are literally made of paper in JC3, a minur bump will send then flying.

    • Yeah JC3 is kind of a step down from JC2. JC2 was optimized so well it could run on the bowel movement from a potato laptop and still hit 60fps.

      • fnd

        Apparently they managed to fuck up both console and PC versions. Parity FTW.

      • durka durka

        “JC2 was optimized so well it”

        Nope, needed a super pc.

        • Nah, bro. I was running it on an old PC with a crappy graphics card and still getting good FPS gains.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Directed and produced by Michael Bay

    • Bitterbear

      It’s going to be like a Spongebob Cartoon where you’ll see gas-powered explosions under the sea.

  • Phasmatis75

    >Looks nothing like Rico
    >Story butchers the character of Rico

    I hate Hollywood so much.

    • Who cares if he looks nothing like Rico? So long as the harpies don’t take to Twitter demanding they replace Momoa with a Hispanic dude he should be okay.

      On the upside at least Momoa isn’t some typical Hollywood beta male they’re trying to turn into a hero like that kid from Twilight… that little Native American kid. Can’t remember his name.

      Anyway, Rico had little character to begin with other than his Latin accent. So it’s up to Momoa to prove he’s got the chops to bring Rico to life and do him justice. I don’t have much of any kind of hope, but it sure beats having Ben Affleck with top billing.

      • Phasmatis75

        To be fair, I could look past the appearance if he looked anywhere like Rico, but he doesn’t. Now I don’t follow actors so maybe his acting will save it, and maybe he’ll look better in makeup and in character. Though Rico does have an establish character that comes through subtly throughout the games. He now has a fully flushed out back story with motives, personality, and history.

        Rico is not known for breaking protocol in missions. Everyone’s surprise that he nuked some of the Panae oil fields amply demonstrates that. (If you look at the map of the oilfields they have more on the other side of the island). Worse part, I can already guess the issue he has on the mission is going to be a woman. It’s always a woman with Hollywood or it’s going to be they wanted him to do stupid evil, he didn’t want to do stupid evil, and now needs to prove that he was right when the game amply demonstrate the Agency is not an organization that is going to care about right or wrong. Sheldon went dark and with zero intel they ordered Rico to kill him. It’s kind of an insult to the games universe to say, yeah no now they’ll be okay with an agent disrupting their operations or that they’re now so stupid they don’t bother fact checking anymore (the old they’ll never know so who cares get out of jail free card).

        This sounds like a script they had lying around that they needed a brand to slap on to make it sell. I don’t know why Hollywood keeps thinking this will work with video games when it never has even been remotely profitable. I guess if at first you don’t succeed and you’ve failed a few dozen times, keep trying.

        • fnd

          Honestly bro Rico from Just Cause 3 doesn’t look like Rico from Just Cause 2, need to see how Just Cause 1 Rico looks like

          • durka durka

            Rico from just cause 1 is the real rico as far as i am concerned, also the first game has the best looking water and the most sci fi cars.

          • Phasmatis75

            It made sense regarding his appearance. He nuked the oil fields, so I assumed he looked more rugged because of the fallout regarding his decision. It was billed as the largest oilfield on Earth.

      • durka durka

        ” with a Hispanic dude”

        So is rico hispanic or italian?

        • I guess Hispanic? LOL… not really sure.