According To Jason Momoa, What Was The Hardest Part Of Filming ‘Aquaman’?

Filming an action movie is tough, but filming an action movie “underwater?”  That’s a challenge even for Kal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa.  He said as much when he was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly regarding the next installment of the DC Comics film universe, ‘Aquaman’ for the SDCC exclusive issue.

“The fights on this were like nothing I’ve never done. There’s so many, and we’re also “underwater,” on these wires. So you’re doing stuff that your body’s not used to. We had two stunt guys that were constantly getting hurt. The acting parts I love. I’ll do that for free. The stunts were challenging because I’m a little bit older now. This is like the first film where I’ve started feeling s—. Because I did all my stunts in Justice League, and then on Aquaman there was just too many.”

Momoa also admitted that he suffered a bit of an injury himself.

“Oh yeah. Even the littlest thing can hurt. Do a head whip [snaps his head quickly to the side as if he was just punched]. Now do that 30 times in a row. You’re not supposed to do that.”

If anyone still expects the milquetoast, clean cut Sea King from ‘Super Friends’, this movie should prove you dead wrong.  ‘Justice League’ was pretty action-packed, but the battles were spread between several heroes.  This is Aquaman’s solo spotlight and he’ll be doing all of the heavy lifting.

The ‘Aquaman’ trailer will premiere this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con and expect even more reveals about this flick, so check back for more details as they emerge.

Directed by James Wan, ‘Aquaman’ stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Willem Dafoe, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren, Graham McTavish, Temuera Morrison, Randall Park, and Nicole Kidman and swims into theaters on December 21, 2018.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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