During an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Jason Momoa revealed some rough behind-the-scenes details about injuries he suffered while shooting Aquaman 2.
The Games of Throne actor, 42, is set to star in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom after first playing the titular superhero in the 2018 Aquaman film. During a Monday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Momoa shared that reprising the role hasn’t come without its own risks.
When host Ellen DeGeneres asked him about rumors that he’d hurt himself while shooting, Momoa confirmed he sustained quite a few injuries, telling her, “I’m getting old.” He explained, “I messed up my eyes. I just got something in it that kinda cut it up, and then I’ve gotta get surgery, I have a hernia, I’ve got ribs out. I’m just getting beat up,” Momoa continued, before reassuring viewers, “It’s gonna be a great movie, you’re gonna love it.”
Meanwhile, when DeGeneres asked that if he is able to see with his scratched cornea, Momoa replied, “Yeah, yeah, look at me. I can see great,” telling the host, “I’m good to go!” Mentioning Momoa’s other several past injuries including a broken femur and a face injury that left a scar, DeGeneres, 63, said him, “That’s a rough job you got there. Every movie you’re on, you’re hurting yourself.” However, Momoa didn’t have much of an excuse, yet he replied, “I just kind of give it, yeah. I love my job and I get a little too excited, then the age thing, you know, I’m an aging superhero right now.”
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has been filming the second installment of the Aquaman franchise since this summer when he first arrived in London to kick off the production on the sequel. Meanwhile, he revealed that he was going blonde for the film in July. “This is the last day of the brown. I’m gonna be a blonde,” he shared in a video posted to Instagram. “They supposedly have more fun. I don’t know about that, we’ll test it out.”
However, earlier this summer, Aquaman 2 director James Wan announced the official title for the sequel is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film, which is scheduled for a 2022 release, also stars Patrick Wilson as Orm and Amber Heard as Mera. As per Variety, Wan teased at DC FanDome on Saturday, “People are going to be in for a treat when Aquaman 2 comes out. They’re going to get a movie that’s more mature, but yet still retains its fun to give audiences something different, something new they haven’t seen before.”
Momoa, who appeared virtually from London, also spoke about recently meeting Billie Eilish with his children at the No Time to Die premiere last month. He stated the musician is a big deal in his family and that his children ‘shared her music with me first.’ While a photo of Momoa and his children posing with Eilish on the red carpet was shown, he said, “When we saw her, we just lost it. I lost it. We all geeked out.”