‘Aquaman’ Cast on Keeping Secrets, Aquababies & ‘The Snyder Cut’ | MTV News

‘Aquaman’ Cast on Keeping Secrets, Aquababies & ‘The Snyder Cut’ | MTV News


– It’s truly a gift to
bring it to the world and all the kids that are gonna be able to experience what we went through. – He’ll be their first Aquaman, you know, – Yeah.
– like Christopher Reeve was – Yeah.
– for us for Superman, that’s exciting. – I’m someone’s Michael Keaton. – You are, you are.
– I’m fucking Michael Keaton. – You’re not my Michael Keaton. – [Amber] No. – No, I wish I wasn’t.
(laughing) – Did you guys have the
same questions I did, going into a project like this? Like even the basic stuff, like am I gonna be shooting underwater? How is this even gonna work? Like what are those
initial conversations like, when you sign on? – I remember I was on the
phone with Zack Snyder and a friend walked in and just overheard only
half the conversation, which already makes it a
little bit more awkward and she was in the kitchen,
I just remember her reaction, she was standing there in
the kitchen looking at me and you know, my friends
are used to a lot with me, but she was like hearing me say, she was like saying, she
was like hearing, I’m like, so now do I blow, so it’s
create a bubble to talk – Oh, right.
– or is that like, and my friend’s face is like, huh? – Wait a second, like explain that again. – Who are you talking to?
– Yeah. – What about for you, Patrick, obviously you’ve worked with James before, so there’s trust there?
– Yeah. – But are there some basic questions, before you get on to a project like this? – Oh yeah, oh, sure, never any doubt, I mean, after a handful
of movies with him, I trust him, like hey,
man, whatever you want. But I did wonder how
this was going to work, physically what were we
going, I remember saying, right, but what are we actually doing? So where are the wires? – Make it really simple for me. – I know what it will look like, I know eventually it will
look like we’re swimming, – Right.
– what are we doing? You know, because it was a
very, very weird dynamic, when you’re just flying around a room in different harnesses
and even without fighting, just talking, that was strange, the stunts are always difficult, but literally just a
page scene of dialogue, that becomes physically demanding? – Right.
– When did that happen? – Yeah. – The characters’ history
goes back, I think 77 years, there’s a story past to Aquaman, Jason and I have a
story past with Aquaman, that goes back a good five years, – Five years.
– five years, let’s take a look at a piece of video, so to contextualize this, – Let’s just see how
great of an actor I am. – You were very good.
– January 2014, – I love this.
– and rumors are swirling, that you were gonna play Aquaman and we chatted at Sundance,
– God. – and everybody, check this out. – It’s a rumor. – Is it just a rumor though, because–
– It’s a rumor, I swear. – The way this is,
– You swore. – I’m gonna see you as Aquaman, I’m gonna see you as Aquaman in a cameo and then you’re gonna
pop up in Justice League, are you promising me, Jason, man to man, – Man to man, you can
punch me in the face. – There’s nothing to it? – You can punch me in the face. – I don’t wanna punch you in the face, ’cause I know what’s
gonna happen afterwards, you’ll punch me harder. – You’re allowed to punch me in the face. No, it’s a flattering rumor, but– – Okay. – That’s great.
– Yes! – That’s great.
– I was sworn to secrecy,
– Yes. – by Zack, I did not wanna upset Zack, he’s like, “You are not
allowed to tell anyone,” and let me tell you, I needed
to put food on the table. When he released Unite the
Seven, I was like, yeah! Right before Christmas,
we’re gonna have food! – But I love your moment,
where you probably, like either Josh, you’re
like, you know what? I’m gonna say this, you
can punch me in the face, knowing if nothing else,
I could take a shot. – Yeah, punch me, then I’m like, oh, man. – So I’m not gonna do that clearly, but all I want is just an
apology, just an apology. – Ooh! – I apologize for lying to you. – [All] Aw! – That means a lot, it’s beautiful. – I did it purposefully, if wouldn’t have asked me the question, I never would have had to lie to you. – Aw!
– That’s right. – Have you guys ever had
to lie about career stuff, about projects that you
were associated with or not and is that a tough kind of line to walk? – Have you?
– No. – No one’s cared.
– No. No, just the ones I’ve done are pretty. – Yeah, I’ve lied about past work, not future work.
– Yeah, exactly, exactly. – What are you talking about?
– Not me, not me at all.
– Yes, exactly. – Another thing I love about this movie is I don’t know, for me it’s
less like a superhero movie, although it is a great
origin story superhero movie, but it’s kind of a fantasy, family drama, it’s this very audacious
blend of different genres. Again, were you surprised
by sort of the form this movie took? Because I haven’t seen a
superhero movie like this before. – I mean, on behalf of
the resident James Wan, – Right.
– actor, I’ve watched him in these different genres
and different movies to where he always leads
with a family drama, he really does, if you look at his films, he leads with his heart and so you know he’s
gonna deal with people that are betrothed, but
don’t really get along, maybe there’s a budding
romance, sibling rivalry, I mean, he always puts in, he always concentrates on the family and the character aspect of it, because of course if you’re
gonna put characters in peril, you’ve got to have people
that you care about, not even like or dislike,
but that you care about, so that side of it didn’t surprise me, I knew he’d go deep into the family stuff. – Just as important as
the weighty thematics are obviously the costumes,
they can’t be comfortable, let’s get that out of the
way, they’re not, right? Who had the least comfortable costume among the three of you? – Go on.
– I don’t know, probably you, – Well, these two probably.
– you did, – I mean, – yours is pretty uncomfortable. – Yeah, mine’s pretty awful, I’m not kidding, I’m not gonna lie. – Yours was pretty awful too,
– Yeah. – but I feel like, she had heels on, which is like, adds to the–
– I had heels and a corset and a pushup bra,
– Yeah. – Come on.
– Yeah, you were. – Are there notes going into Aquaman two, that you’re gonna ask
the costume designer to– – Oh, yeah.
– address? – There’s just, it’s a long list. How much time you got? – Yeah, yeah,
– It’s a lot of time, – we just wanna wear sweatpants. – it’s a lot of time.
– Yeah. – Aquaman gets his tattoos taken off. – Yeah, exactly, exactly. – That’s right, yes. Yeah, he’s found more.
– Exactly. – Two hours of tattoos,
I’d take ’em off that. – Yeah, we would all be gone and you could kind of still hear the music in his makeup room with
them like taking them off and putting them on. See ya! – You of course, we now know of course, that you donned the iconic
costume of the comics, which I think again, I
was so heartened to see how well you guys pulled it off, because it’s one thing to see
that orange and green costume on a comic book page,
– Yeah. – it’s another to see it in real life, – Yes.
– Were you worried about that being able to be
translated onto the big screen? – Extremely worried, extremely worried, I saw some in the very
beginning and it was– – Like the one you were gonna wear? – it was a definite concern. Even when I signed on, Zack was like, “No, no, no, we’re not gonna do that,” so I was fine for Justice League, but then James was dead set on making it, that was his dream. – Did he go through different iterations, where you just try on some things? – You just try different
techniques with it, you know, but it just
wasn’t, it’s amazing now, – Yeah.
– but you know, it was a work in progress like everything, but I definitely got
experience that through James, you know, when I first put
it on, it was kind of creepy, ’cause he just sat there
and watched me put it on, but once I got it on, he really lit up and his face was, – You made his dream come true. – Yeah, I was like are
you gonna wait till I, it’s cool, whatever,
I’m Hawaiian, I’m cool. – Amber, having gone
through this experience, is there something that you could talk to the Amber of two years ago
and say, just so you know, this is what you should know, before going into something like this. – No, if there’s anything I
could have prepared myself for in this process, I mean, there’s just, you find yourself at
work as an adult woman, at least in my case and you show up at six
o’clock in the morning and again, stand in a
little box on a drain and get hosed down, before
being attached to these rigs to be suspended 25 feet in the air and then care passionately
about this trident and speak about it, it’s the most–
– Is that what you call Jason or actually the trident?
– She had the hardest job, hands down, man, hands down. – What about for you, Patrick, obviously Watchmen was a
different kind of a film, – Yeah.
– but any flashbacks to that in the making of this one? – No, I mean, the costumes
have come a long way, so they’re a little easier to move in, I think, gosh, if I had to go back, I mean, really, all the trident work, all the staff work, it does
wreck you, I will say that, doing any movement hundreds of times, but I remember a specific day of fighting imaginary creatures,
that were coming at me. – Remember that day? – And you’re just literally
swinging at nothing, – Yeah.
– You’re like huh, huh, huh! – [Josh] This is gonna
look cool right now. – You’re like, no, no,
if you look up there and hit something, we’ll
put it there later. So by the end of it,
you’re just dead sore, I mean, there’s nothing worse
than an actor complaining, we’re all very fortunate, but it was rough.
– Yeah. – Was there a toughest day for you guys, when you think back, Jason, is there a day similar to what Patrick’s
talking about for you? – Oh, yeah, there were
some pretty rough days, but – [Jason And Josh] It’s
all worth it in the end. – Yeah.
– Oh, yeah, absolutely, I feel like kind of, I hate
to compare it with childbirth, but you know.
– Yeah, don’t. – Don’t.
– Don’t. – Don’t, dude.
– You know, why would you go through pain again? – I mean, I’d do it again,
– Sure. – we went through some pain, but it’s nothing compared to childbirth. – Right.
– Well, that is true. – So there’s no real point of complaining, ’cause it’s like we had a great time, sure, I did not wanna be
in a lot of situations. Am I gonna do it again? Fuck, yeah. – So speaking of that–
– I forgot about it, when you get a job, why
would they do it again? I mean, that much pain,
why would they do it again? – Because it’s possible.
– That’s a comparable quality. – Yeah. At first I was like, oh, no. – When they spray me down with water, it’s like giving it you,
– Oh! – I’m just like they can
go through that pain, – Yeah, we’re there,
– I can, then do it again. – we’re there.
– Sure. – Speaking of doing it again, what do you wanna see in a sequel here? – Maybe a baby? – Oh!
– Oh! – [Amber And Jason] Aquababy. – Aquababy. – There’s so many possibilities. – Aquaman two: Aquababy,
there you go, the title. – Aquababy.
– There’s Aqualad, lest we forget.
– There is Aqualad, yeah. – You can be their Aquababy
and I’m doing Mera. – Very cool.
– Sold. – Are you aware, this is a side note, but just related to the
Justice League experience, some fans are obsessed with
the so called Snyder cut of Justice League, like an alternate cut. – Yeah, yeah.
– Are you– – I’m obsessed with it too.
– Are you? – Yeah.
– What’s your take on that? Like do you wanna see a different version eventually at some point or
is there a different point or is there a different concept? – I mean, you know, that’s one thing that, that sucks with our business, where you just can’t
speak your mind, but yeah! – Okay.
– Fuck, yeah, I wanna see it. – Okay, fair enough,
we’ll keep it at that.

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    Justin Beckford

    Aquaman was really great, especially the third act, I’m glad this cast and crew pulled it off🤘🏾 🔱 🤘🏾

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    Esteban Franchina

    I am just going to drop a comment to say this movie was amazing. Loved all of it. Some action scenes where 45 seconds longer than they should have. But still. Loved it. Bad. So much. Like forever. #meraismygoddess

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    Bellara Yeoman

    Saw a bunch of people talking about how underrated Patrick Wilson is and I searched him up . . . he's worth $275 million wtf

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    Waldgeist

    A Snyder cut of Justice League? Is that the version that is even more emotionally dead, flat and focused on scenes instead of character? No thank you. I take Whedon's fixed, doctored version any day. I don't need another Snyder cut of anything. He basically ruined the DC cinematic universe singlehandedly with his obsession to moments and scenes instead of character development and story.

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    Anne

    I don't know why there were so many bad reviews when the movies first came out. I don't care what people say, I love this movie!!

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    Gabrielle Cunningham

    Am i the only person who absolutely despised this movie lol? In my opinion the graphics were terrible, cgi was way off and fake looking. Acting was terrible, the movie just dragged on and felt way too long, and the plot was just all over the place. Only good part was seeing Jason Momoas fine ahhh💀😭

    Also did anyone else catch on to the octopus playing the drums in the Colosseum fight scene?!literally killed me lol, so fake it was laughable.

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    RedRoseSeptember22

    I love Jason's personality lol and it was cute how he kept playing with Amber's hair and it seemed like he was resisting putting his arm around her lmao, not starting anything but it seemed that way XD

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    Fullmetal1890P

    If anybody could make that suit look badass, it's Jason fucking Momoa. He made pigtails look badass for Christ's sake.

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    Behnam Seighalany

    I believe Aquaman was better than Infinity War. I saw Infinity War last night and Aquaman tonight. For a movie with this topic and this character they did an AMAZING job. Infinity War in the other hand was not so hard to make it a Blockbuster with all those Superheros and actors.

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    Maxine Mars

    I remember before he was announced, he came to an Oz-comicon and EVERY girl dressed as either Dany or Mera, and he was all "why?-wh? why? would you dress like Mera? I don't get it?" lol it was so obvious, but lovely.

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    ShadowShark225

    Who else checked if Amber Heard (Mera) was dating or was married to Jason Mamoa (Aquaman) only to find out that Jason's has a wife (Lisa Bonet) 12 years older then him (definitely fine btw) and may be cheating on him with her previous husband (Lenny Kravitz) and if not cheating still has feelings for him while Amber's now single divorced with her ex husband (Johnny Depp) who beated her and is now triggered to why Jason and Amber aren't together yet?
    #Jasber

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    Veronica Quintanar

    A beautiful movie, all do a better job and amazing performance, I wish the best to all the actors, and above all that the fame, does not change them as simple and valuable people, which is our greatest treasure, many congratulations and to continue with projects as beautiful as Aquaman😍🇱🇷🇨🇺💕💓

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    yegata yegata

    all of u ppl ar so rude that gaint I never requested u personally I don't know u I requested the gov't of swd I M living in swd not in usa to begin with I wil revenge u for shitting on me laugh now I wil kill u all who did this all on me including u 4,u fk may be When ppl slp by drugging them which is crime and u ppl did not even feel shame to talk about it in public so disgusting horribles. not by making movies u all paid by killing ppl by human sacrifice which I M going to revenge u and with out shame u still follow me to kill, u fkn hyena fku ur slf no one want u I did not want u in my life and I find u in my life and ar u telling me even it is me who request u to shit on me? On my life? where,? when? , how? We wil see u disgusting shits cursed rudes.

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    yegata yegata

    it is surprising how u ppl present ur slf with out shame cos u think no laws on earth to punish this ur huge crime hummm I wil make the whole usa soil also swd then if u ar alive we can talk after u horribles satanist human blood suckers!

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    hotgritz4sho

    Jason is so real. His candor at the end says it all—“Fuck yeah!” He knows how to play the game to keep the food on the table man.

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    Vivre Sehun

    I just found out that Patrick Wilson is actually 45 and much older than Jason Momoa who's 39 but plays Aquaman's little brother. I really wouldn't have guessed

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    Shree Singh

    YAYYYYY I REALLY WANNA SEE MERA AND ARTHURS LOVE STORY DEVELOP EVEN MOREEEEE I really hope there’s an aqua baby 👶

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    Blue Butterfly

    Yeah not spending my money on this trash and by trash i mean on amber turd y'all so are blinded by but hey itis what it is the truth will show and when it does ill be laughing at how dumb she is for trying to bring down a good mans life.

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    ROBBIE RACER

    Oh damn…Patrick shaking his head yes, when asked about going into Aquaman 2 and costume suggestions. Guess that means Orm will be back….? Nice

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    Maimuna Tavares

    i like this interviewer he knows so much about the comics and the movies i have been seen him through the marvel movies.

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    Monty Martin

    Jason's laugh, open mouth and then there might be some sound. Giant of a man with a personality to boot. That's how an actor, or any celebrity should be, not arrogant, not "Look what I just did." I'd rather listen to Jason talk about his two children, than Kim K's fourth one. Need more Momoas, not more Kardashians.

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    Tiwi Tiwi

    patrick wilson did a good job as a villain. I've always seen him as a good guy in other movies, but he surely nailed the role in aquaman!

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    Hal Jordan

    I always thought I was weird for sitting with my feet sideways like that that Jason does in the beginning. Now I don't feel so weird. Thanks Jason Momoa!

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    Walter white

    I like the interviewer and the way he went around the room asking each one questions and not just on a single person. Great interview and you can tell the cast had a great time.

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    Walter white

    The point he made about a child is so on point. Women do grow through pain giving birth to a child and swear that they will never go through it again but yet they go through that pain multiple times. I never understood why nature created women or girls to push something the size of a bowling ball through a tiny hole. Maybe as we evolve it would be easy.

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    Paola Elizabeth Morales

    You know Amber Heard seems to share a similar ideology to Brie Larson AND has done some bad things in the past (Depp Fiasco) and yet SOMEHOW
    she is still far more charming than Larson.
    Take notes, soft cheese

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    msrobyn82

    I love these three.
    Patrick Wilson is one of my fav actors. Hes gorgeous as hell. Amber Herd is beautiful and Jason Momoa is hot. Too much hotness.
    Aquaman is a great film 👍🏽

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    Asmajabeen Sayed

    Patrick Wilson♥️I love him the most ♥️,the most amazing, the greatest and the best actor ever♥️his voice ,Talent he's the best ever♥️♥️

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    Ar Row

    I was like, i'm a fan of Jason Momoa since Conan then, Oh It's Patrick Wilson he's from Insidious then, the director is James Wan? god I love AQUAMAN.

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