A couple days ago, principal photography commenced on Aquaman's first-ever solo feature. And to mark the special occasion, director James Wan and Amber Heard released new images of the 31-year-old actress as Mera, rocking her new and improved superhero suit.
And today, I have gathered together some set videos and photos that local Australian news sites captured. They provide us with a look at the crew preparing to film scenes in the enormous outdoor water tank at Village Roadshow Studios, as well as a look at the impressive fishing village set constructed at The Spit -- located near Sea World Australia.
Gold Coast Bulletin reports: "The fishing village set at The Spit — which includes two-storey shipping containers dressed as the Amnesty Bay Fish Co-Op and a shop signed Sunken Galleon — is one of several being built on the Coast for Aquaman’s six-month shoot." They also have photos (click here to view) of Jason Momoa's stunt-double -- with his hair up in a ponytail -- and actors dressed as a gang of tough bikers were spotted filming scenes in front of the Sunken Galleon.
First look at Aquaman’s fishy scales https://t.co/OFvHEtcQ1W— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) May 17, 2017
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.