All The Water Filming Is Making Things Super Complicated For Aquaman

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To paraphrase a singing crab, sometimes it isn’t “better down where it’s wetter”.

I’m better sure that Aquaman director James Wan will voraciously agree with that sentiment.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wan talked about the huge technical challenge in filming Aquaman. After all, a huge part of this film is going to take place under water. I have to imagine two characters just talking underwater makes things tricky to say the least.

Wan said, “”It’s a very technically challenging shoot to be on. Working with water, and even the dry-for-wet sequences are very complex. … Our equivalent of two people sitting around chatting in the underwater world is super complicated. You have to think about CG with the hair, and how their clothing moves, how are they floating, what kind of rig we put them on and all that stuff. ”

I will, however, applaud Wan for paying such attention to detail for the film. He definitely thinks (and hopes) that it will pay off in the long run.

“That just makes it very difficult and time-sucking and time-challenging to do all of this. So it’s not an easy shoot — but hopefully it will pay off in spades down the line.”

Honestly? It just makes me even more excited to see the finished project.

Aquaman hits theatres on December 21st, 2018.

Bec Heim