Filming begins on the Aquaman lighthouse set
Director James Wan has revealed that filming has begun on the Aquaman lighthouse set at Hastings Point in New South Wales, which coincidentally is known as a famous whale watching spot. Check out the full photo in the gallery below!
In the comics, the Curry family lighthouse is located off the coast of northern Maine in the town of Amnesty Bay. It was the home of fisherman Tom Curry, who met the teenage Atlantean boy Orin (a.k.a. Aquaman) and raised him as his son, giving him the name Arthur Curry. Although the lighthouse in the photo is obscured, it seems like the lantern room at the top may be added in later digitally.
An icon for over 75 years, Aquaman is known by fans of DC Comics as the ruler of Atlantis who is also committed to protecting the entire globe, both land and sea. Shooting is currently underway on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
The Aquaman cast includes Jason Momoa as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera 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, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.
Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Aquaman will hit theaters December 21, 2018. Audiences will get to meet the character again quite a bit sooner than that, however, as Aquaman is a key member of the Justice League. Look for the superhero ensemble to hit the big screen November 17.