He might be pretty much invincible as Aquaman, but Jason Momoa has proven that he is only human, when he revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was now undergoing isoman. The actor posted a message on his Instagram story confirming the rumors that started circulating last week that he had contracted the virus shortly after appearing at the premiere. Dune, and the video of the message has been shared many times on Tiktok by fans. This means that Momoa’s work is currently on the project Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be temporarily postponed, putting additional pressure on the already tight shooting schedule for the sequel.
Regarding Jason Momoa testing positive for Covid=19, a source who spoke to The Sun newspaper in the UK said, “Jason is doing well luckily and is now isoman after getting a positive test, but it really gave the film bosses a headache. , who are now worried about delaying their busy shooting schedule. Of course the safety of everyone working on the film is of utmost importance and everyone is tested regularly. They hope this is just one time and they can work around Jason and continue shooting in production. Everyone wishes him a speedy recovery and they are looking forward to his return to the set.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the latest in a long series of projects that have been delayed due to testing positive for Covid, even after the film industry bounced back after last year’s worldwide lockdown. The last few months fans and watchers have seen the prequel series Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon closed on several occasions because of the same thing, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumia facing the crew problem at the same time as Indiana Jones 5 due to co-productions working with each other at Pinewood Studios, London, and while not an exclusive reason, it was in part this delay that caused Marvel Studios and Disney to postpone a number of film releases next year including the Ant-Man and Indiana Jones sequels.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will also feature the return of Patrick Wilson as Arthur’s brother from Atlantis, Orm, as well as Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta), Randall Park as Dr Stephen Shin, Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father, Thomas Curry and Dolph Lundgren as King. Nereus. In addition, several new faces will also be present, such as Jani Zhao (Pilgrimage), Indya Moore (Queen & Slim), and Vincent Regan (Before We Die). Star Game of Thrones and Ghost in the ShellPilou Asbæk is rumored to be playing the main villain in the film.
As for the tone or aura for this sequel, Wan once said that he was inspired by the Italian horror film entitled Planet of the Vampires. He recently told Total Film, “Aquaman 2 is heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires. You can get the boy out of the horror but you can never take the horror out of the boy.”
Based on the DC character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1941, Aquaman has grossed over $1 billion at the global box office, making it one of Warner Bros.’s highest-grossing DC films. The character himself made his live-action film debut with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and later also appeared in Justice League.