New photos from the set of Aquaman reveal the hero’s home at Amnesty Bay. The film, Jason Momoa’s first leading role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, just kicked off production at Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia with co-star Temuera Morrison (Thomas Curry) in tow, now joined by Amber Heard as Mera.
While Aquaman doesn’t have an official synopsis and isn’t close to revealing a proper trailer or official photo, behind-the-scenes looks at the set are starting to trickle out. It’s hard to hide when you’re filming outdoors with huge water tanks in an Australian coastal town. So, naturally, cameras have already captured the first look at the set of Aquaman as it begins to ramp up the production phase.
As reported by News.com in Australia, a fresh group of set photos and a new video show Momoa on the set of Aquaman working with a giant outdoor water tank. A building on the set can be seen with the sign “Amnesty Bay Fish Co-Op,” referring to Aquaman’s home. Momoa can be seen working alongside a group of actors that look like a biker gang. The Gold Coast-based 9 News also posted a photo of the water tank being used on set, which you can see below.
Instagram user D.J. Clayton Weller also posted a photo near Sea World Australia, showing a building dressed for the set as “Terry’s Sunken Galleon”:
According to the News.com report, Otis Dhanji, who plays young Arthur Curry, was also spotted on set. Momoa can be seen with his fish-scale tattoos in another photo with trainer Mada Abdelhamid. The crew reportedly told News.com that the tattoos take over three hours to apply and only last two days before they need to be re-applied.
The report suggests that there are “several” buildings being dressed up for the Aquaman shoot in Queensland. Clearly, considering the actors on set, the Curry family scenes are being tackled at the moment – including flashbacks with the young Curry. It also appears that the “bikies” will be giving the family trouble in some fashion.
The sight of the giant water tanks on the Aquaman set are awe-inspiring, but also a small indication of the movie’s reported $160 million budget. It remains to be seen if the movie will live up to the hype, but it’s certainly a welcome sight for DC fans to finally see Aquaman moving into production.