Principal photography has begun on action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan. Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this autumn’s “Justice League.” The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess, his five-time editor Kirk M. Morri and production designer Bill Brzeski. They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett, along with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Charles Gibson and VFX supervisor Kelvin McIlwain.
As is fitting for the king of the sea, the shoot will take place mainly in locations spanning the stunning Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
An icon for over 75 years, Aquaman is known by fans of DC Comics as the ruler of Atlantis but committed to protecting the entire globe, both land and sea.Currently set for a 2018 release, the film is based on characters from DC.