AQUAMAN – Behind the Scenes – Now Playing In Theaters


For me, the most important thing is the
story that I’m telling. Whether it’s a scary set piece
or a dramatic moment it all comes down to the
characters and if you care about them. Aquaman is very powerful, but what drives him comes from a
very human place. His story resonated with me
instantly. He’s not accepted here, not
really accepted here. I definitely can identify with
that. I fell in love with the project
and fell in love with Mera. She’s no damsel in distress. She’s the strong, badass,
empowered superhero. With Aquaman, the trick and also
part of the fun, is designing a whole different
world that we’ve never seen
before. You’re pretty much just limited
by your own imagination. It’s just a whole lot of magic
on this project. Once they put all these things
together behind James’ vision, it blows my mind still. The appeal of it was to step
into something else. You really are invigorated
because of it. You get to experience all
these amazing worlds. We haven’t been under the ocean
yet, this is our outer space. I keep going back to that
inherent fascination that we have with the ocean. And if it turned on you. Just the sheer vastness and the
mystery of it. There’s still a lot we don’t
know. I’ve always known that I wanted
to do an action movie. I get to be a big kid on the
playground, and cause trouble, blow things up. Your body is constantly working. You’re doing Judo, Jiu Jitsu,
fight coreography. After four and a half months of
stunt trainging, six days a week… you feel pretty superhuman. I get to present Aquaman to
the world in this really badass and cool way. We have never seen this on
screen. And that’s the truth. We get to fall in love with the
idea of what it’s like to have these powers and be a
kid. And that’s fun for the family,
it’s fun for everyone. We want to create something
interesting, we don’t want the standard. James Wan can’t do the standard. Any great superhero story should
make you feel that you’ve learned something from these
characters. And you yourself have the
ability to do good. And you don’t need a cape to be
able to do that.

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