Monday, 8 May 2017

Temuera Morrison set to play Aquaman's father

We recently learned that Aquaman director James Wan (The Conjuring) had offered Nicole Kidman (Stoker) the role of the main hero's mother. Now we have an idea of who may end up as his father, with news arriving via The Hollywood Reporter that Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones) is currently making a deal to sign on.

With Jason Momoa (Conan The Barbarian) as Aquaman, Wan has been busy building the rest of the cast as he prepares to start shooting in Australia this April. Already aboard are Amber Heard (The Danish Girl), Willem Dafoe (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), with Kidman and Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down) in the middle of talks for the movie.

Morrison will be playing the human that our hero's mother Atlanna falls for after she leaves her royal responsibilities in Atlanta for the world above the surface.

It would represent the latest father figure for the actor, who may still be best known outside New Zealand for his role as Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005). He was most recently heard as title character's father in Walt Disney Feature Animation outing Moana.

Aquaman is scheduled for release on 5 October next year.

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