I myself am a huge Marvel fan, dubious about DC, whilst the other two can take or leave superhero films in general. None of us were particularly impressed with the film and I honestly can’t tell why it got all of the praise.
It was good for a DC film but I’m pretty sure it was just damp Thor. It had basically all of the same plot points, after all.
But one thing going for Aquaman was the Adonis that is Jason Mamoa. What a man he is.
The handsome chappy is known primarily for his role in Game of Thrones, but since then has turned himself into a household name with Frontier and Aquaman, where he shows off his statue of David physique, luscious locks and lumberjack beard.
He’s just a man, isn’t he? 100% man. God I’m jealous.
But then he went and shaved his beard off – for a good cause, mind- and now, while still obviously dangerously handsome, he looks kind of incomplete.
Getting rid of the beard to raise awareness for plastics being dumped in the ocean (i.e. it being a bad thing), he said:
“Goodbye Drogo, goodbye Arthur Curry, goodbye Declan!“
Thankfully though, the clean-shaven look isn’t to last, as Momoa revealed on Ellen recently in regards to an Aquaman sequel. Speaking of his love for the project, and how it ties in with one of his passions, he said:
“I was really, really, really, passionate, to do the second one because it’s the first time where it’s all on Earth. It’s combining land and sea, kind of like what I’m doing with this [environmental cause].
There’s no outside aliens destroying Earth, it’s us. And so I was excited to get back in there, and so I’ve been working with our previous writer, and getting in there, and we’ve got a locked story, and we’re getting into it.“
On to the beard, he said nonchalantly:
“I think [the film is] going to be like in two years or whatever. The beard will be back by then.”
Aquaman 2 is slated to be released in 2022, which seems like a while away, really.
There’s plenty of Marvel films to dig into until then, though. Eight, in fact…
Time well spent.
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