Jason Momoa “had a big hand” in the “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” storyline.
The 42-year-old actor reprises his role as the titular superhero in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) sequel and revealed he worked closely with director James Wan on the script for the blockbuster, which is due out in scheduled for next year.
Introducing the filmmaker at CinemaCon, Jason said, “‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ is amazing. I got to see a bit of it. Not that much. It’s amazing. The action and special effects are amazing. It’s funny. It’s sincere.
“I played a big part in the script with James – that’s pretty much all me and I love it. I’m extremely proud of that. Sadly it has to wait until 2023, but you know it’s going to be the best movie of the year.”
The director revealed that the cast – which includes Jason, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard – were able to shoot this film comfortably because new technology was developed to reduce the amount of wiring required.
James explained: “On the first movie, we really put the actors through a lot of physical pain, you know, hanging them up on wires and what we call tuning forks. It wasn’t the most comfortable device. to be attached.
“With this film, we’ve now been able to embrace new technology where we’ve literally captured…literally put like 100 cameras on actors, capture their performance, and then take what they’re doing and then apply that to 3D versions of themselves.”
The ‘Saw’ co-creator joked that the developments made his life easier because stars weren’t “screaming and yelling” at him anymore.
James said: “It’s less painful for the actors, which makes it easier for me too, because they’re not yelling and yelling at me… but most importantly, it really frees up the cinema to really do things that I’ve never been able to do before. And that’s exciting.”