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James Wan Talks Filming Underwater Effects For ‘AQUAMAN’ Are Challenging

August 11, 2017

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Director James Wan recently spoke with THR and revealed that it is challenging filming underwater and keeping the CGI to a minimum.

“It’s a very technically challenging shoot to be one. Working with water, and even the dry-for-wet sequences are very complex… Our equivalent of two people sitting around chatting in the underwater world is super complicated. You have to think about CG with the hair, and how their clothing moves, how they are floating, what kind of rig we put them on and all that stuff. It’s not an easy shoot.”

Wan also spoke about the casting of Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus. And praises his friend, director Mike Mendes who was the one that put the idea to cast him.

“He’s a strong actor. I don’t think anyone gives him enough credit for how serious he actually takes his craft. He’s taking it very seriously on this film.”

Starring Jason Momoa as the titular hero, Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temeura 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, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.

Directed by Wan from a script he co-wrote with Will Beall and Geoff Johns. Peter Safran produces. Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Johns executive produce.

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21. Audiences will be able to see Aquaman more in action in Justice League, which hits theaters on November 17.

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