Aquaman Star Calls Movie ‘Clown Work’ Compared To Prestige Movies

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who will once again play Black Manta in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, described acting in the first film as “clown work”.

aquaman and the lost kingdom Black Manta star and actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II offered his thoughts as he recalled 2018’s first solo King of the Seven Seas film.

While speaking with Vulture, Abdul-Mateen discussed why it was important to use his acting skills in other movies, saying, “It should all be about getting to the truth. But sometimes you have to know what movie or genre you’re in. like aquaman, that’s clown work. aquaman It is not The trial of the Chicago 7. You have to outdo yourself.” Abdul-Mateen went on to say that in order for one to thrive as an actor, “they have to play that game” as well as be sneaky when they want to surprise other people or themselves.

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While Abdul-Mateen may not continue to star in the first aquaman movie in high regard, leading man Jason Mamoa recently explained why the franchise is important, citing its themes of environmental conservation. “It is incredible to be able to raise awareness about what is happening to our planet,” said Mamoa. “It’s not a story that’s been told over and over again, [it’s a] film about what is happening right now, but in a fantasy world”.

On the matter of The lost kingdom itself, Mamoa had described Marine Monarch’s upcoming return to the big screen as “a lot more fun” than its predecessor. Seemingly contradicting these statements, director James Wan had said in 2020 that the film would have horror elements. Wan would later say of the project: “aquaman 2 is very inspired by vampire planet. You can take the child out of the horror, but you can never take the horror out of the child.”


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draw details on The lost kingdom They are scarce. The film will see DC Extended Universe veteran Ben Affleck reprise his role as Batman, reportedly replacing the returning Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight in his post-credits scene, with Mamoa teasing that there may be other Batmans in she.

As for other story elements of the film, Mamoa revealed The lost kingdom will have a scene where Aquaman talks to the UN about an upcoming disaster. Other highlights include the debut of Arthur Curry Jr./Aquababy, who had been spoiled during the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp smear process, and Aquaman allying himself with his half-brother Ocean Master to “take on a stronger and stronger Black Manta.” Your army”. , as revealed by a synopsis from earlier this year.


aquaman and the lost kingdom hits theaters December 25, 2023.

Source: Vulture, via Variety

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