Aquaman’s James Wan Teases the Return of Topo the Octopus

Positive, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been delayed a number of instances, however that simply means the DC Film Machine has had extra time to prime the media on what to anticipate from the second installment within the Jason Momoa-led franchise. At present’s fanservice character of the day is “Topo.”

Topo, for individuals who don’t know, is an octopus; within the comics, he’s a form of sidekick. He’s the Flounder to Aquaman’s Ariel. And at present, Empire launched a preview of its interview with director James Wan, during which he talks all about this little invertebrate, generously referred to as a “fan favourite” within the article.

“Topo is a actual character on this one! Within the comedian, he’s an enormous a part of Arthur’s life—a sidekick, pet, good friend. So, we’re leaning into that,” Wan defined. Topo, who will be seen for perhaps 5 seconds within the first movie, enjoying bongos, might be completely laptop generated. However, in response to Empire, in his “creation, efforts had been made to create actual chemistry between the titular hero and the tentacular tub-thumper.”

Yeah, DC wants on a regular basis it could get to persuade audiences and critics to take this significantly. Wan stated of no matter puppet Momoa was performing alongside, “I like the connection Jason has constructed with this octopus. It was actually enjoyable to observe him ‘act’ with Topo. Generally we might have an actor standing in by ‘muppeting’ a goofy stick puppet—watching Jason play off that was so humorous. I believe individuals are going to take pleasure in Arthur and Toro’s [sic] relationship.”

Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom hits theaters December 20.

This piece was written through the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. With out the labor of the actors at present on strike, the film being lined right here wouldn’t exist.

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