‘Aquaman’: Willem Dafoe Praises Director James Wan & Talks Wirework

Justice League Aquaman Willem DafoeAfter a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and making his first full-fledged appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will return for his first standalone adventure late next year. Joining him will be Willem Dafoe, who portrays Nudis Vulko, the chief scientific adviser of Atlantis. In an interview with The Playlist, Dafoe praised Aquaman director James Wan and discussed his experience shooting the upcoming DCEU film.

Dafoe commended James Wan as a gifted filmmaker, particularly for his handling of the film’s underwater sequences:

“James Wan’s great. He’s great. I mean, because of the underwater [aspect of the movie] it’s very complicated technically.  But you see it in his films, he’s very detail-oriented. He figures the cut. He’s very precise. He’s a real gifted filmmaker.”

Dafoe also expressed his enthusiasm over being able to do wirework for the underwater scenes:

“I love doing physical things and I was on a wire a lot of the time or on different devices because we’re floating and I love doing that stuff. I was swimming through the air. This kind of stuff is great fun for me.”

Are you excited to see Willem Dafoe in action as Nudis Vulko? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, the film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: The Playlist

10 Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype

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If I went back in time five or 10 years and told myself that Black Panther and Aquaman would be my most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, I would have said, “Ahhhh!” because time traveling is freaky. But I would also have been quite surprised about the movies, too. The former I knew only in passing and the latter by the frequent jokes made about him. We here at Heroic Hollywood previously talked about what got us most excited about Black Panther. But we haven’t yet talked about the positive developments behind-the-scenes of Aquaman that have turned the film into an unexpectedly-anticipated blockbuster.

Aquaman is the next DCEU ready for production, gearing up for filming to begin in April in Australia. Of course, the character played by Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian of mixed descent, has already debuted in video and photographs in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad respectively. The king of Atlantis gets his proper introduction in Justice League, coming this November. But its his solo feature, directed by James Wan, that has really grabbed my imagination. The superhero’s story intertwines many great comic book and genre tropes, from the Shakespearan family drama to civilizational clashes to the tragic origin stories. He’s is the first big-screen water superhero. As fascinating as space is, I can’t help but be as fascinated more by the mysterious blue depths.

Here are 10 reasons the growing hype behind Aquaman is real. Click Next to start!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.