Great Neptune! The King of the Seven Seas took part in a traditional haka!
Last month, before cameras began rolling on the upcoming Aquaman movie, Jason Momoa struck up a friendship with Kiwi MMA fighter Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt.
And on Saturday, as a good luck gesture to his friend and fellow Samoan who has a big fight coming up next month, Momoa dropped by the Heartbreak Gym in Queensland, Australia -- where Momoa and Hunt have been training -- and performed the ceremonial Polynesisan war dance with the male members of the Auckland Ultimate Fighting Championship team as Hunt looked on.
As for the fight itself, Hunt will battle American Derrick Lewis at the Spark Arena on June 11. It will be Hunt's first appearance in New Zealand since 2002.
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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.
Warner Bros.’ action adventure Aquaman, is being helmed by James Wan (The Conjuring films, Furious 7) and stars Jason Momoa in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s Justice League.
The film also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming Baywatch, Netflix’s The Get Down) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) 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 (The Conjuring 2, Forrest Gump), his five-time editor Kirk M. Morri (The Conjuring films, Furious 7, the Insidious films) and production designer Bill Brzeski (Furious 7). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (The Matrix trilogy; The Amazing Spider-Man), along with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Charles Gibson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2) and VFX supervisor Kelvin McIlwain (The Fast and the Furious franchise).
Aquaman will swim into theaters on December 21, 2018.