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‘Aquaman 2’ Was ‘Less Painful’ for Jason Momoa, Claims James Wan

Momoa beforehand advised director Wan that the 2018 harness rigs would damage his chances of “obtaining more little ones.”

Don’t be concerned, production for “Aquaman 2” went just swimmingly — at least when it arrived to exclusive outcomes.

Director James Wan instructed audiences at CinemaCon in Las Vegas all through the Warner Bros. Discovery showcase that “Aquaman and the Shed Kingdom,” in theaters March 17, 2023, used new technologies to craft the underwater sequences.

“It’s fewer agonizing for the actors, which would make it a lot easier for me as well, because they are not screaming and yelling at me,” Wan stated on stage (through CinemaBlend). “But the most crucial thing is it genuinely frees up the filmmaking to seriously do matters I’ve in no way been ready to do prior to, and that is interesting.”

Wan extra that for the duration of the first film, the actors endured “a ton of actual physical pain” because of to hanging on wires and tuning forks. “It was not the most relaxed apparatus to be strapped into,” Wan admitted.

On the other hand, “The Misplaced Kingdom” built sizeable differences on established by employing the hottest tech.

“With this film we had been in a position to now embrace new technologies where by we were practically placing like 100 cameras on the actors, capturing their performances, and then taking what they do and then implementing that to 3D version of by themselves,” Wan shared.

The “Aquaman” sequel follows the title hero, performed by Jason Momoa, as he teams up with an not likely ally to help save Atlantis. Returning stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, and Dolph Lundgren reprise their respective roles.

According to Wan, guide star Momoa beforehand complained about the swimming rig on the 2018 set.

“It’s not the most comfortable rig for actors. It puts a great deal of pressure close to the crotch,” Wan recalled at the time. “So for a person like Momoa, who is far more than 200 pounds, it’s not the most nice knowledge. Jason would to say to me, ‘James, I don’t believe I’ll be getting far more children anytime shortly.’”

Warner Bros. announced in March that its most recent DC installments would have delayed theatrical releases, with “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom” pushed from a December 2022 release to the March 17, 2023, date. “The Flash” also moved from November 2022 to June 23, 2023.

“Black Adam,” starring Dwayne Johnson, moved from July 29 to Oct 21, 2022, with “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” the only Warner Bros. title to get an before release day, moving from mid-2023 to December 16, 2022.

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