Category: Aquaman

Press/Gallery: ‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Is a Real American Badass


 

   
 

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MEN’S JOURNAL – SHOULD I TRIGGER PREMATURE LABOR hurling this ax, at least I know that Jason Momoa Opens a New Window. ’s catcher’s-mitt hands are here to help deliver the baby.

This is what I’m thinking as I stand next to the hulking 6’4” actor, both of us eyeing his makeshift wooden target. Momoa is explaining the allure of throwing an ax, the sense of satisfaction and catharsis he gets from the thunk of a blade sinking into a wall, the testosterone boost he believes it delivers.

But I’m behind a beat—probably because I am 30 weeks pregnant, with a belly that makes me look like I’m smuggling a watermelon under my shirt. I’m in the final stretch for my firstborn and under doctor’s orders to avoid any new physical activities—“even yoga.” I briefly wonder if Dr. Caldwell would count chucking heavy axes as exercise, but Momoa seems unfazed. “Heyyy, mama,” he’d said by way of greeting when we met, pointing to my gut. “Look at that!”

Now he proceeds to hand me four sharpened tomahawks. He designed them himself, working with a local outfit to source the wood and forge the steel. The ax handle is as long as my arm; the blade is eight inches long. It’s heavy, and it feels awkward and unwieldy as I cock it behind my head and aim at a wooden target about 15 feet away.

“The trick,” Momoa says, “is to throw straight, release early, and don’t bend your wrist. People always bend their wrists, like they’re throwing a football spiral or a baseball.”

My eyes flick down to a bulbous stomach below, and then I let the tomahawk fly. The blade hits the wall flat. The second, third, and fourth tries drive into the dirt—I’m throwing down, releasing late.

“Should I, um, slow it down? Not throw so hard?” I ask.

“Fuck, no!” Momoa answers. “Throw it with all you’ve got.”

He’s patient through more failed attempts, quick with encouragement and tips. Step forward with confidence. Keep hips square to the wall. Throw harder. Yet despite the coaching, I can’t bury a blade into the wood.

Momoa offers to demonstrate. He backs up an additional 15 or 20 feet—“I’m going for the long shot,” he says. In quick succession— thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk—he sinks each ax into the center of a two-foot square on the wall and lets out a triumphant battle cry.

He walks back over to me, grinning. “Isn’t it so fucking fun?”

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Video: “Aquaman” Attitude TV Spot

Check out the Aquaman TV spot below. The film opens December 21st!!

 

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Gallery: Total Film’s Aquaman Issue

 

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Press: Jason Momoa thinks he’s ‘pretty f–king good’ in ‘Aquaman’

ETALK – In case you missed it, Jason Momoa is a bit of a big deal right now between his successful TV show Frontier and a little low-budget superhero film, Aquaman, in which he plays the titular character. He sat down with etalk at Fan Expo in Toronto this weekend and shared his excitement with these two huge projects.

“The big thing [about Aquaman] is that James [Wan] just made a world that we’ve never seen before,” Momoa said of the positive response to the trailer, “That in itself and the story was just great from the get-go – he really made a great script and I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty f—ing good in it.

“I mean, my wife tells me to be humble, but I think I did a good job.”

Speaking of his boo, Momoa had some great things to say about wife and actress Lisa Bonet.

“I don’t want to share too much, but she’s kind of right about everything,” he said, “She’s just super intelligent, smart and just—she’s a queen in every way and I’m kind of her big dumb animal.”

Queens are kind of a theme for Momoa. He also talked about his experience filming with Academy Award queen Nicole Kidman. In the film, Kidman plays Aquaman’s mother and queen of Atlantis, Queen Atlanna.

“Hands down one of the greatest acting experiences of my life was with Nicole,” he said, “The moment where you meet your mother for the first time – the queen – and she’s unbelievable. I mean, that’s why she’s an Academy Award winner … I think she should keep up this acting thing. Mom’s pretty good.”

Momoa also talked the new season of Frontier. He’s excited about Aquaman, but the TV show is his baby and he’s producing, stunt producing, directing, writing and starring in this next season. He described taking a cast and crew of only ten people to remote locations in Newfoundland to film scenes – something that’s virtually impossible on a production as big as Aquaman.

“I’m super proud of Aquaman … but my heart and soul is, you know, I bled for Frontier,” he said, “The places I went with ten people and what I shot – it’s extremely cool for me to take a very small show that’s based in Canada and launch that while this little small movie does really well.”

Despite everything looking up Jason, the star is staying (mostly) humble like his wife told him to.

“It’s ebb and flow and right now it’s on the up … and right now it’s very positive and I’m just delighted to be directing and sharing Frontier which I’m super pumped about.”

Press/Video: ‘Aquaman’ Trailer: Heavy Lies Jason Momoa’s Crown, Especially When He’s Being Pursued by Black Manta

IndieWire – His days of playing Khal Drogo long behind him, Jason Momoa has moved on to a different kind of fantasy: “Aquaman,” the latest in the beleaguered DC Extended Universe. The first movie in that franchise since “Justice League” failed to live up to expectations shines a spotlight on the oceanic superhero of the title, who must choose between his watery roots and the landlubbin’ way of live he’s gotten used to. Watch a new extended trailer below.

Known on land as Arthur Curry, the hero in question is a half-human, half-Atlantean fellow born of a lighthouse keeper and a mermaid who’s drawn back to the family kingdom against his will. Though he didn’t ask for these royal duties, one imagines ol’ Aquaman will find it within him to rise to the occasion and ascend to the throne he was born to sit on — even as he’s pursued by Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).

Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, and Dolph Lundgren all co-star. James Wan directed the film, his first outside the “Insidious” and “The Conjuring” franchises in more than a decade. Warner Bros. will release “Aquaman” on December 21.

 

Video: San Diego Comic Con 2018 – “Aquaman” Panel and Interviews


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Video: San Diego Comic Con 2018 – “Aquaman” Cast Drinks a Pint with Conan

 

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Gallery: San Diego Comic Con 2018 – “Aquaman” Auto, Panel, and Press Line

 

 

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Press/Video: First ‘Aquaman’ Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con

 

VARIETY – Warner Bros. is taking the DC Extended Universe underwater with the release of the upcoming “Aquaman,” starring “Game of Thrones” alum Jason Momoa.

 

Directed by James Wan, Momoa stars as Arthur Curry, a half-human, half-Atlantean man caught between two worlds. The son of Atlantean royalty and heir to the ocean throne, Aquaman’s allegiance is tested when his half-brother, Orm (Patrick Wilson), prepares to unite the seven kingdoms and wage war against the surface dwellers that threaten the oceans.

 

Amber Heard also stars as Mera, the daughter and future queen of the Xebel, an Atlantean tribe headed up by King Nereus, played by Dolph Lundgren. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will portray Black Manta, a ruthless mercenary treasure hunter and Aquaman’s greatest foe.

 

Aquaman has the ability to control the tides, communicate with other sea life, swim at supersonic speeds, and possess superhuman strength. It seems almost unfair to the bad guys that he gets a trident and scale armor to top it all off.

 

The film, which also stars Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman, swims into theaters on Dec. 21.

Press: Watch Jason Momoa dive off a cliff to tease Aquaman trailer

EW – The Aquaman trailer is coming Saturday and star Jason Momoa is getting into character to make sure you know about it.

 

Here’s a video shot by the former Game of Thrones star teasing the release and then leaping off a cliff in his native Hawaii. Bonus: Turtles!

 

 

The trailer for director James Wan’s standalone film chronicling Arthur Curry will be revealed at the DC panel at Comic-Con on Saturday.

 

 

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