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.

 

 

Press: Jason Momoa ultimate Aquaman interview: ‘My job is to make this guy cool’

EWJason Momoa rolls up on his motorcycle to a cafe in the Hollywood Hills to talk Aquaman. The 6’4″ actor strides in looking like an action figure come to life, ready to give his first deep-dive interview on the biggest project of his career: Top-lining a standalone DC superhero adventure chronicling a character that’s long been considered the toughest to pull off in the whole comic universe. Below, the 38-year-old actor details his audition process, the superhero parts he didn’t get, his personal connection to Arthur Curry, his quibbles about Justice League, the new film’s production challenges, and his goals for the future. You think you know Momoa from his roles so far? You might be surprised.

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, director James Wan showed me about 15 minutes of Aquaman…

JASON MOMOA: Cool, right? Black Manta looks great. Yahya [Abdul-Mateen II] killed it, so happy.

 

It does look great.

Were you a little bit surprised?

 

I had confidence because of James. And I was glad to see a lot of your humor in it.

I was too. It’s tough because you’re going from one filmmaker, Zack [Synder], who gave birth to it, to another. The new director has to be able to build a whole new world and set the tone. And James let me do silly stuff. He’d encourage me to be more goofy and then I’d watch [scenes during post-production] and I was like, “Holy s—, he kept that in!” I did a lot of stuff that I didn’t think he was going to keep.

 

I was thinking when you walked in there are actors can just put on a hat or sunglasses and no one recognizes them. You can’t go anywhere without people knowing who you are. Is that annoying?

Yeah, it’s fine. It’s part of the job, man. When people like you and think you did a good job on something, you deal with it. I embrace it and don’t try to hide. I’d probably make it worse to wear some silly hat. As long as they stay away from my children I’m a pretty nice guy. I don’t like my kids seeing me that way. So I try not to be rude, but…

 

James told me about how when you were growing up in Iowa, that your experiences there helped you relate to what he wanted to do with half-human and half-Atlantian Aquaman.

One hundred percent. I grew up in the Bridges of Madison County area, like one county over. I graduated with maybe 100 kids, all very much the same. I stood out. I didn’t kind of do the same stuff. I was a bit of a skateboarder, and I started rock climbing. I love Iowa, but I just didn’t fit in. If you’re a Hawaiian kid in Iowa, you’re kind of a fish out of water. Then I went back to Hawaii and I got ostracized there too. I loved both, but just made my own path. So I think it’s easy to relate with Arthur Curry, not really being accepted here and not really being accepted there. I definitely got bullied, but it was—

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Press: Jason Momoa on How ‘Aquaman’ “Will Be Like ‘Star Wars’ Underwater”

 

COLLIDER – Last year, right after Comic-Con, I got to visit the set of director James Wan’s Aquaman when it was filming in Australia with a few other online reporters. If you don’t remember last year’s Comic-Con, it was before Justice League had been released, and it featured Jason Momoa, running through Hall H, barefoot, with Aquaman’s trident in hand. It was a pretty crazy entrance that made the crowd roar in excitement. It was also the place where DC and Warner Bros. unveiled new footage from Aquaman – including a first look at Ocean’s Master’s army.

 

During a break in filming, we got to spend some time with Jason Momoa. He talked about being at Comic-Con, if WB ever gets mad at him for saying too much, why he wanted to play Aquaman, what we can expect to learn about his origin in the film, why Aquaman doesn’t fit in Atlantis or on land, what it means to be the first Hawaiian superhero on the big screen, why Aquaman’s biggest conflict isn’t with Black Manta or Orm, if he’ll wear the classic orange and green costume, why he thinks is going to be like Star Wars underwater, and so much more.

 

Check out what he had to say below.

 

Question: I wanted to start with a question about Superman. So, you get off the stage at Comic-Con, does anyone at Warner Bros. pull you aside….

 

JASON MOMOA: I kind of feel like they know what they’re gonna get with me and I feel like if they were really worried about something they would definitely warn me ahead of time. So, generally when I’m really quiet it’s going to be boring and I’ve been warned not to say certain things and that’s what the interview will be. But, if you don’t warn me, then I’m just gonna kinda be me. So, I feel like if they did go, ‘shame on you’, I’m like, ‘the fuck did you think was gonna happen?’ People wait days-forever-to get into Hall H and you just want me to sit there and go, ‘I don’t know where [Superman] is. Where could he be?’

 

In Hall H you made a hell of an entrance coming out there. You seem to really embrace and take ownership of this role. What is it about Aquaman that drew you to him and what’s it like taking ownership of a character like this and making it your own?

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Press: ‘Aquaman’ Poster Revealed: Jason Momoa Dives In To The Crowded DC Pool

DEADLINE – Here’s a new reason to respect Mother Ocean. Behold the first teaser poster for Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the DC deep-sea superhero. Have a look below.

 

The film will have Comic-Con panel this week, where director James Wan has said the first trailer will be revealed. The initial footage shown at CinemaCon showed the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, replete with swimming fish people — some riding sea horses — and futuristic submarines. Aquaman is challenged by his brother (Patrick Wilson) for the throne, with Amber Heard’s Mera begging Aquaman, “Unless you help us, millions will die.”

 

Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in Wan’s film. Will Beall wrote the screenplay from a story by Geoff Johns and Wan. Peter Safran produced Aquaman, based on the 77-year-old DC Comics hero, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Johns serving as executive producers. After Momoa’s character debuted in last year’s Justice League, Aquaman casts it line in theaters on December 21 via Warner Bros.

 

 

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Gallery: “North Shore” Episodes 1×01-1×10 Screencaps

I’ve added half of the North Shore episodes to the gallery. Unfortunately I was unable to find them in HD quality but I will replace these if I do.

 

 

 

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Press: “Aquaman” Comic Con Appearance

 

From Deadline:

 

Ψ  Saturday, July 21

 

Warner Bros. presentation
10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Hall H

 

Odds are with zero movie panels on Saturday night, a prime time in Hall H, Warner Bros. session will slot in there. The studios will be unveiling their full lineup this week. What we know so far is that Wonder Woman 1984‘s Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins are likely making a special appearance. Aquaman director James Wan already announced that he will drop a new trailer for the DC comic book adaptation, and Jason Mamoa and cast should be in tow. A sneak peek of Shazam! should slip through and it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary if WB shows off footage from The Lego Movie 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Press: Jason Momoa to Star in Apple Drama ‘See’

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The ‘Aquaman‘ star returns to series regular television following ‘Frontier‘ and ‘Game of Thrones.’

 

Jason Momoa is lining up his post-Aquaman work.

 

A month after exiting the Crow reboot, the Game of Thrones grad has been tapped to star in Apple’s drama series See.

 

See is described as an epic, world-building drama set in the future. Momoa will star in a lead role as Baba Voss, who is a fearless warrior, leader and guardian. Additional details about the eight-episode project are being kept under wraps.

 

Written by Oscar nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Peaky Blinders), Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Red Sparrow) will direct the series. Knight and Lawrence will executive produce the Chernin Entertainment/Endeavor Content effort alongside the company’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.

 

See marks Momoa’s return to series regular television following roles in The Red Road, Netflix’s Frontier and Game of Thrones, in which he memorably starred as Khal Drogo in the hit show’s first season. His small-screen credits include North Shore, Baywatch: Hawaii and Stargate Atlantis. On the feature side, the actor will next star in the title role in DC Comics’ Justice League spinoff Aquaman, which is set to bow Dec. 21. Momoa is repped by WME.

 

For Apple, Momoa’s casting comes as yet another sign that the iPhone maker is willing to spend on top talent for its roster of high-profile programming. Still to be determined is how — or when — that content will be released.

 

 

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