In case you live under a rock, we should tell you that the DC superhero movie Aquaman is coming to American movie theaters on December 21. The film, directed by Malaysian-Chinese director James Wan, was released in China (across 30,500 screens) on Friday, December 7, and made $25 million on its opening day (that’s a record opening day for Warner Bros. in China). The stars of the film, Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian) and Amber Heard (The Rum Diary), are now prepping Americans for the blockbuster on talk shows.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon admitted to Heard that he was at first “afraid” of Momoa a little bit due to his size — 6’4″ and 230 lbs. but then realized he’s just “a positive happy dude.” Heard replied by saying “Jason is allergic to being ignored. He can’t sit still,” and proceeded to tell a story about Momoa ripping the last pages of the books she was reading on set. (See clip below.) Fallon laughed and said the prank was “genius.”
The character Aquaman (aka Arthur Curry) is the king of Atlantis who can manipulate the tides of the ocean, communicate with aquatic life and can swim at supersonic speeds. Heard plays Mera, his love interest, who has similar superhero powers and is groomed to become queen. Momoa is hosting Saturday Night Live on Saturday, December 8 (11:30 pm on NBC) with musical guest Mumford & Sons.