The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch Jason Momoa have a blast behind the scenes of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Plus, get a look at the stunning puppet used to create Broadway’s adaptation of the classic King Kong, and check out a series of classic children’s television props that are going up for auction soon. Read More »
Aquaman is coming to theaters later this month, so there’s no better time for Jason Momoa to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live. You may not know this, but Jason Momoa is a bit of an SNL nerd, and he was positively giddy with excitement when he walked out on the stage in Studio 8H. Actually he was pretty giddy the week leading up to that moment too.
The result was Jason Momoa giving a hosting turn along the same lines as when Dwayne Johnson returns to SNL, and we ended up with a generally hilarious episode. But if you were hoping for an Aquaman sketch, you’ll mostly be disappointed. However, the monologue comes close to giving us an Aquaman sketch. You’ll see what we’re talking about below.
So let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Jason Momoa hosted Saturday Night Live.
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Aquaman has yet to swim into theaters, but that won’t stop Warner Bros. from planning for his future. Early ticket sales have been so promising that the folks at WB are already in talks for a sequel that will bring Jason Momoa‘s aquatic hero back for another fishy adventure. While sequels can often seem inevitable to any and all superhero movies, poor reaction to previous Warner Bros. DC films has slowed momentum on several projects. But Aquaman is apparently about to make a big splash. Read More »
Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, has a lot of work to do if he wants to become both the king and hero of Atlantis. First step: get a shiny new trident! In this Aquaman clip, Jason Momoa‘s undersea superhero meets with Willem Dafoe to learn all about taking control of his destiny. Watch the Aquaman clip below.
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“Whoa!” Jason Momoa’s deep, raspy voice exclaimed upon setting his eyes on the Madame Tussaud wax mannequin of himself at the Aquaman press conference in New York City. Suddenly, the 39-year-old actor was like a kid in a candy store, staring deeply at his incredibly accurate wax likeness with the kind of sparkle in his eyes reserved for children seeing a superhero for the first time. But he’s not the only one to have that exact reaction.
“My first experience wearing the suit, it was really beautiful and I’ve actually never told [director James Wan] this,” Momoa said. “I put it on, I didn’t have a mirror, and I come out of wardrobe and I get to see his face. He’s always extremely passionate and lets you know right away. But the absolute joy — he looked like a kid — he beamed, ‘I did it.’ He was super proud, and he didn’t have to say anything, I could see it on his face.”
For Momoa, director James Wan, and fellow cast members Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson, who joined them at the Aquaman press junket on Saturday, December 1 in New York City, Aquaman is about extending that childlike wonder of seeing a favorite superhero come to life to an entire movie. And no, it’s not just about wax mannequins — however eerily similar they are (“I can blame everything that goes wrong on it!” Momoa exclaimed). Momoa, Wan, Heard, and Wilson discussed the personal and mythic elements that went into Aquaman, and the long road to bringing it to the big screen.
Here are some of the splashiest things we learned about the making of Aquaman ahead of the film’s release on December 21, 2018.
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All right, the last Aquaman trailer we featured was said to be the “final” one, but that’s only here in the United States. Our friends over in China recently got a new trailer, and it has plenty of new footage from the upcoming DC Comics superhero movie starring Jason Momoa. Most of the new stuff is all of the underwater action spectacle that will help Aquaman stand out from the rest of the comic book fare. Check out the new international Aquaman trailer below if you’re hungry for more footage. Read More »
There are only three more episodes of Saturday Night Live to come in 2018, and NBC has announced the final three hosts of the year, and it’s quite the line-up of talent.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web star Claire Foy was already announced to host this weekend’s December 1 episode, but two more hosts for the December 8 and December 15 episodes have been announced, and they should be pretty fun. Read More »
An argument could be made that James Wan has already directed a superhero movie because he helmed 2015’s Furious 7, but Aquaman, his first official comic book blockbuster, is set to arrive next month. The social media embargo has officially lifted, so check out what critics – including /Film’s Peter Sciretta – are saying about the latest Warner Bros./DC offering below.
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The final Aquaman trailer is here, and it’s suitably epic. Moving at lightning speed, this trailer gives us the most in-depth look at James Wan‘s superhero film yet, filling in backstory, giving us more Willem Dafoe than any previous trailer, and letting Nicole Kidman kick some ass. Will this be enough to seal the deal and net audiences? Watch the final Aquaman trailer below and decide for yourself.
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Dive down under the (special-effects created) sea in a new Aquaman featurette. Here, director James Wan takes us through several of the fantastical underwater worlds the film is set in. The running theme here, from Wan and the cast, is that Aquaman is going to take audiences to places they’ve never been before. Big, bold and strange are the three elements the superhero film seems to be going for. Watch the Aqauman featurette below.
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