Jason Momoa Honored His Polynesian Heritage In Early ‘Aquaman’ Scene

An Aquaman scene honored Jason Momoa’s Polynesian heritage using a traditional greeting.

A new detail from the beginning of Aquaman reveals that Jason Momoa honored his Polynesian heritage alongside his co-star Temuera Morrison. Before the film’s debut, Aquaman star Jason Momoa spoke at length about what playing a hero split between two worlds meant to him. Director James Wan also said that because Aquaman star Jason Momoa is “part Polynesian, Hawaiian and part white American, he always felt like he didn’t quite belong in Hawaii and he didn’t quite belong in the Mid-West growing up.”

As spotted by a fan on the DC Films Reddit community, Aquaman star Jason Momoa paid respect to his Polynesian heritage by greeting his co-star Temuera Morrison using a traditional Maori greeting, called the “Hongi.” It sees the pair touch their foreheads and noses together, and is sometimes followed up by a handshake. Take a look at the newly-discovered detail from Jason Momoa’s Aquaman below.

DETAIL: When greeting each other in Aquaman (2018) Jason Mamoa and Temeura Morrison decided to do the traditional Maori greeting of touching noses, known as the Hongi, to honor their Polynesian heritage. (x-post) from DC_Cinematic

Jason Momoa is set to reprise his role as Arthur Curry in the yet-to-be titled Aquaman sequel, which is slated to hit theaters in December 16, 2022. Aquaman scribe David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is working on the script, with James Wan expected to return to the director’s chair.

Did you spot the greeting at the beginning of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman? What do you want to see from the Aquaman sequel? Let us knowin the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for Jason Momoa’s first Aquaman movie:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: Reddit

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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