Jason Momoa meets the Madame Tussauds wax figure based on his look for Aquaman. The actor reprises his DCEU role as half human/half Atlantean Arthur Curry, this time in the James Wan-directed flick that will serve as the character’s origin story in the franchise. The events of the upcoming film take place after Steppenwolf’s failed attempt to take over Earth in Justice League. Despite that, don’t expect any other hero from the DCEU to pop up in the flick, as it’ll mainly be a character-driven, isolated narrative.
Marking Warner Bros.’ return to the superhero film arena after taking more than a year hiatus, many are looking forward to how Aquaman builds off the established lore in the DCEU. Plot specifics are being kept under wraps, as Wan promises that there’s so much more in the movie than what’s been seen in the trailers. The global press tour for the film is about to start, but before Momoa, his co-stars and their director jet set around the world, the actor was first able to physically see his epic new wax figure from the famed Madame Tussauds.
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Fresh off the New York press conference for Aquaman, Momoa got acquainted with the life-sized statue of Arthur Curry, inspired by his look in the upcoming film. The former Game of Thrones star was obviously thrilled and impressed by the figure, which was created by Madame Tussauds in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment. Check out some photos from the event below, via Momoa’s Instagram.
The statue is the same one unveiled early last month at Madame Tussauds in Orlando as part of their Justice League: A Call for Heroes experience, which will become available for the public to check out starting December 7. Meanwhile, Madame Tussauds Sydney will open their iteration of the special display a few days later on December 13. Since the event’s opening is just a couple of weeks before Aquaman hits theaters all over the globe, it’s a good way to keep the hype train running until moviegoers can finally see Wan’s contribution to the DCEU.
For what it’s worth, marketing for Aquaman has been solid so far. Both Wan and Momoa have been very active on social media engaging their followers, and teasing them about the film. All trailers for the film have been well-received, and initial buzz following its red carpet premiere has been nothing but positive, giving many the impression that it will be a big hit for the DCEU.
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