‘Aquaman’ Will Begin Production This Week In Australia

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Aquaman‘s solo film begins filming this week at the Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia. This news comes courtesy of the Courier Mail  where an article discussed the push to authorize more tax rebates to attract more Hollywood Studios to film in the area.

“The Premier [Annastacia Palaszczuk] is calling on the Federal Government to significantly boost tax incentives for big budget movies to help the Gold Coast become the next ‘Hollywood’. The filming of blockbuster Aquaman, starting this week at Village Roadshow Studios, will create more than 600 jobs and inject more than $100 million into the local economy as the city further cements its reputation as a filming destination.”

In recent years, Australia and in particular Village Roadshow Studios, have become a great destination to film Hollywood films. Films that have shot there include Thor: Ragnarok, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Shallows, and San Andreas.

Aquaman is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe. The film hits theaters on December 18, 2018.

Aquaman’s first live-action appearance took place in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which he had a very short cameo that introduced his character. Aquaman will next be seen in this year’s Justice League. 

In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: Courier Mail