Jason Momoa’s movie the Aquaman was a huge success for the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). The movie made huge profits and was applauded by fans all over the world. Aquaman was earlier regarded as a lame, fish-talking hero with little to no use. The character was made fun of by many comic book fans across the world. However, with the introduction of Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa as the titular hero, everything changed. Aquaman is now one of the coolest heroes in the DC roster, thanks to Momoa.
In a recent interview with Drew Barrymore, Jason Momoa discussed what it was like to write up the story treatment for Aquaman 2. He said :
“After we ended the first one I went in with my writing partner and we dreamed up the second one and we went in and pitched the idea and the best thing I can give you is that I love it so much that I participated in the writing of it. And so, we did the first treatment and then James and our original writer David finished it off and all of our hearts are in it. Instead of just like getting a script and doing that like you are 100% being encouraged by your director and co-writers so that’s exciting for me and I’m excited to go over there. I leave in July and we start filming.”
Momoa has also joined Discovery’s docuseries On The Roam where he will be meeting more badass people like him. Are you excited about Aquaman 2? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones managed to keep the audience hooked for nearly a decade, until the last season. The fanbase was divided over the final season. The cast of the show had varied opinions as well. Some, like actor Charles Dance, said he would have signed the petition to renew the final season, had he known about it. While some, like actor Liam Cunningham, think that over time, fans will eventually come to terms with it.
In a recent interview with the Telegraph, he talked about his new TV series Domina. He compared the show to Game of Thrones, then couldn’t help talking about the project of his lifetime. He was asked if he would like to go back to being an electrician, to which he said, “Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. If I do have to go back, it might be a bit weird knocking on someone’s door. ‘I’m here to fix your fuse box.’ ‘Are you not Davos Seaworth?’ ‘Yeah, things are a bit tight at the moment…’”
He eventually talked about the criticism over the final season. “They’re just demonstrating their feelings,” he laughed. “That’s OK. It was two years ago and people are still talking about it every day…”
“There was no way we were going to please everybody,” Cunningham said, talking about the series finale. “People never like having something they’ve loved taken from them. There was so much speculation about who was going to be king, how the story was going to roll out.”
“Line of Duty is a perfect example… if you outwit people, they think they’ve been hoodwinked. If they get it right, they turn around and go, ‘Well, I knew that was going to happen…Maybe people weren’t happy that it was a happy ending. It’s possible. People are more than entitled to feel unsatisfied if they feel unsatisfied. I think history will be kind, let’s put it that way.”
Do you agree with Liam? Tell us in the comments below!
Working on a project as big as Game of Thrones is a once in a lifetime experience. The fame that comes with being part of something so big exceeds that of the fortune you inherit from the show. People begin to recognize you by your character and remember you by your contribution. Game of Thrones veteran Miltos Yerolemou left an everlasting mark in the minds of the viewers with his performance as Syrio Forel. Even with his limited time on the show, Arya Stark’s Obi-Wan Kenobi kept the audience hooked till his last scene.
He recently talked to Collider in an interview, about his character and life after Game of Thrones. He said, “I never expected it in my wildest dreams, especially after only being in three episodes of Season 1. I honestly did not expect that my gravestone will say, “Not today,” but with the not crossed out. Now, you can hold me to that. But I really did not expect that to be my reality, but it is. And like I said, I’m thrilled, embarrassed, and humbled by it every single day.”
Yerolemou also talked about watching Game of Thrones spinoffs. He said, “Yeah. Of course, I’m going to be incredibly curious.”
How do you feel about Game of Thrones, now that the show has wrapped up filming 2 years ago? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones was a mystical journey for both the fans and the cast alike. The show gave the audience some of the most remarkable and inspirational characters over the course of its 10-year-long run. Arya Stark’s sword instructor, Syrio Forel, was definitely one of them. The actor who played the role, Miltos Yerolemou, talked to Collider and revealed how his character inspired people in real life.
Yerolemou talked about going to fan conventions, “I genuinely like these fans. It’s so rare as an actor to really get that kind of feedback. We do what we do, even in theatre, and you don’t even see audiences at the end of shows nowadays. That is quite a phenomenon and quite something to experience when you go to fan conventions, to realize how much it means to people.”
“Because for a long time, I think, especially going through the pandemic that we’ve been through where you look at doctors and nurses and healthcare professionals and people that have kept our society going when all of the rest of us have been locked at home. You realize how important people like that are. And sometimes, I have a real sense of, “Well, I’m only an actor. What is the point of what I do?”, when you realize how important some people are to us literally staying alive.
“But those lines that I spoke, about the God of Death and “not today” — I’ve had Marines tell me that they say before they go on operations. I’ve heard that people facing cancer say it in the mirror every morning. It’s really humbling. And sometimes it’s very difficult for me to hear. But it’s a nice reminder that for some people, [the show] has a profound effect.”
Who’s your favourite character from Game of Thrones? Tell us how they inspired you in the comments below!