"Who!" Jason MomoaIt's deep, rapple voice executed on setting his eyes on the madam Tussaud Wax Manokin from himself at the Aquaman Press Conference in New York City. The 39-year-old actor was suddenly like a kid in a candy shop, steaming deep in his incredibly accurate wax denying the sense of sparkle in his eyes for the first time being seen as a superhero. But he is not the only one to have that exact reaction.
"My first experience is to wear the suit, it's really pretty and I'm actually never told [director James Wan] "Momoa said," I put it on, I did not have a mirror, and I come out of the wardrobe and I get to see Be Face. He is always very passionate and lets you know right away. But the absolute joy – he was like a kid – he was beamed, "I did." He was super proud, and he did not say anything, I could see it on his face.
For Momoa, director James Wan, And fellow cast members Amber Heard And Patrick Wilson, Who joined in the Aquaman Press Junk on Saturday, December 1 in New York City, Aquaman Is about extending that wonderful child from seeing a favorite superhero coming to live a whole movie. And no, it's not just about wax mannequins – but they are all unlucky they are ("I can blame everything that's wrong with it!" Momoa Exclusive). Momoa, Van, Head, and Wilson discussed the personal and mythical elements that are going on in Aquaman, And the long way to bring it to the big screen.
Here are some of the slashed things we have learned about making Aquaman Ahead of the release of the film December 21, 2018.
Jason Moomah appeared from his own life to play Aquaman
Being born in Hawaii and raised in Iowa, Momoa knows something about being torn between two worlds. The half-Hawaiian, half-Caucasian actor could be a bold casting choice when it was shown that he was playing the normally blonde-haired, blue-eyed auction in 2014, but the casting could not have any more:
"The cool thing is, it's just about to connect to someone who is truly happy [of] Two different cultures. And each of the cultures do not know about the others. People in Hawaii definitely do not know anything about Iowa and Iowa definitely do not know about Hawaii so that's something I can draw on.
The other thing that really helped me was raised by a single parent, "Momoa added." I just had just me and my mother my whole life, "relating his situation growing up to Arthur Carey and being raised by a single father Played by Temuera Morrison). Both Momoa and Morrison are from Polynesian descent, which adds another layer of cultural speculum to Momoa's casting.
"Coming from the Polynesian islands there are so many water bodies we have, and so many folklore, and so much mythology around how the islands came about: Canaloa, Tangaroo, and Maui," Momo noted, adding:
"[With Aquaman] It's [a Poseidon-like figure] And I get to play that, and honestly be the first mixed-race superhero. In 2018, it's like, "really, is it not one?" And that's a huge honor. And to play it really close to what I'm and all of its imperfections. I do not have to be Superman, do not judge me. I get to play it in a way where he's speed up between the two worlds. "
Aquaman has some of the hardest stunts for both actors and teamwork
Stories of great-scale productions for superhero movies are something we are used to hear, however Aquaman Was on another level, the star described. "Just how big the scale of the movie was, it demanded so many teams and participants and people," she said. "Sometimes we would be in the lunch tent and see four or five doubles from myself." "I've been working off my ass … but I'm grateful to the trick, I do not have to do it without them."
But Wilson added that even for the tricky team, Aquaman Was a challenging film. That is something for a crew of professionals who work on superhero movies for a living.
"We have tricky guys, said," I've never been in different different types of departments in one day. "And you know when your team stats – that's the way Superhero movies do for a living – You know when you know that you are in uncharted waters, forgive the punk.
"I think we're all right," added Wilson. "Jason's done stunt his entire professional career and you know –
"Hardest to date," Momoa interjected.
"Hardest to date, for everything," Wilson continued. "And I even go a step further and say at least in stunts, you're talking about a matter of seconds doing a specific action 30, 40 times when you have to hang in different wires and harnesses And devices for a minute, just to talk and make it seem mischievous, that we actually took away the fare even more so for me, because it's just a permanent state of dangling.
But for head, filming Aquaman Has at least one advantage. "It was the most covered up I've ever been in a set," she raves, referring to her body-covering bright green wetsuit. "He is the one who is topless all the time!" She jumps to Momoa. It's true – dangling on wires while jacket can not be convenient.
Most of the underwater scenes are shot "dry for wet"
You can not Aquaman Without water – it's just in the title. But that presented a unique challenge for Van, who had to deal with an element that most film makers would avoid. "You hear it all the time of film makers who make movies with water, it's not the most pleasant thing, it's inconvenient, and it just slows down the filming process," Wan said. His solution: shooting everything "dry for wet," which he explains:
"The legacy of the stuff is actually submerged underwater, which is actually shot down for wet. It's just like sounds where the process is dry Wet you shoot, as the actors have said, in the rails that simulate swimming, floating and all that. But we also have to play with water. I do not think you can make an Aquamar movie and not get anyone Wet.And again the yona is, when we are actually above the water, when we are dry, that when i have To prevent the actors from stopping, when they are out of the water, that's when they are dripping wet, but when they are underwater, there is actually something to look dry and that's what we did not throw it without water. "
But that does not mean that Aquaman Did not have great, expensive sequences that proved a pain for both cast and crew. You've seen it, or maybe it's there. It's the Splashy submarine sequence. There is a sequence that costs a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, said:
"I would say that the biggest water set that we have in the film is the submarine sequence at the beginning of the film, which was a huge set of grounds that we built a submarine over a water tank that we were submerged again, and again, and Again, as we would play the scene, we would submerge it, and we would bring it out of the water tank, we would bubble it down, and we would take it 2. It's quite a laborious process, and it's A bit of a pain.
The movie was made in the mail
"I do not think I've seen a movie … where so much is done in the post," Wilson said. Momoaha did not even see the finished film, which Wilson had mostly existed in Juan's head for the fullness of production. It has won and its editing team – which includes five-time associate Kirk M Morri With Kelvin McIlwain And Oscar winner Charles Gibson As overall visual effects supervisors – over a year to complete post-production.
Wilson was told during filming, that most of the actors got to see was limited to the concept of art:
"You see all the pre-visa and what looks like a little video game, and then you see the artwork." But it's all about that guy's head over there, so it's really amazing, is to see what He's been doing for the last year. "
"You really see it for the first time," she says. Remembering Momoo had to watch Aquaman For the first time:
"I'm waiting to see it with my kids, it's the first time I'll be able to watch things with my kids for the first time, and I'm going to be really emotional and affected, and able to hold their hands – a 10 -Your-old and a 11-year-old boy – it will be a really cool moment. "
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