When it comes to blockbusters, filming becomes a true team effort. Hundreds of workers can be found on the set of one superhero flick, and Aquaman will be no different once its production gets underway. Next year, the sea-worthy hit will begin filming on Australia’s Gold Coast, but pre-production is already going on behind-the-scenes. Director James Wan has been busy scouting secondary shooting locations, and the film’s stunt is already rehearsing for their roles.
In a recent feature from 9News, the stunt team behind Aquaman was interviewed about their work on the DC Films feature. It was there that stunt director Keir Beck told the site how his team is prepping. They are getting themselves familiar with “general stunt skills and fighting,” but Aquaman will have the added challenge of water-based sequences.
“You know, if there is water sequences, obviously being capable and competent in water [will help],” the director explained. So far, the group’s actors have been busy setting up military drills and wire exercises to prepare for the grueling shoots that will come with Aquaman. The video shows a slew of fit actors getting tossed all about the placed, no doubt earning a few bumps and bruises along the way.
If any of the action sequences look familiar to you, then it may be because they are sourced Beck. The director recently gained international attention for his stunt choreography on Mad Max: Fury Road.
Right now, there is no telling how in-depth or frequent these stunts will be in Aquaman. However, one of the film’s stars has teased they will be getting into more than one fight. On Twitter, Patrick Wilson posted a photo of himself working out in a gym to prepare for his role as Orm, the Ocean Master. "Orm has to prepare for a battle or two,” he tweeted, sharing a picture of himself getting ready to workout.
Aquaman is directed by James Wan with Will Beall, Geoff Johns, Paul Norris, and Mort Weisinger on writing duties. Rob Cowan is serving as executive producer and Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder serving as producers. The film stars Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm) and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko).
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Aquaman will swim into theaters on October 5, 2018.
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