Director James Wan is talking about the challenges inherent in filming Aquaman. During a recent interview, Wan talked about the difficulty of shooting a film that takes place largely underwater, and keeping the CGI to a minimum. He said it was not an easy shoot, trying to keep things as practical as possible.
Wan also spoke about the casting of Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, calling him a strong actor – “I don’t think anyone gives him enough credit for how serious he actually takes his craft.”
Shooting is currently underway on the 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.
The Aquaman cast includes Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as Orm/ Ocean Master and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
Aquaman will hit theaters on December 21, 2018.