COAST’S MOVIE PREMIERE COUP
THE Gold Coast has scored another movie coup with Warner Bros. confirming the Australian red carpet premiere of locally filmed superhero flick Aquaman next month.
The first Australian screening of the film will be held here on December 18, ahead of a fan event in Sydney the following day.
While the Hollywood studio was yet to confirm yesterday which of the film’s stars would return to Queensland for the premiere, industry sources speculated it would be headlined by the film’s Australian director James Wan as well as titular star Jason Momoa and Mera’s Amber Heard.
It is part of a nine-city global tour for the film, which will begin in big movie market Beijing on November 18 before a world premiere in London on November 26. The US premiere will take place in Los Angeles on December 12.
“Throughout the tour, Wan and the cast will participate in live-stream activities and engage fans at events and through social media,” Warner Bros said in a statement.
The Gold Coast premiere will also be attended by the film’s local crew members, who worked on the $220million DC Comics film during the six-month shoot on the Gold Coast last year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed Warner Bros’ announcement.
“It’s great to see another homegrown premiere on the Gold Coast,” Ms Palaszczuk said
It is understood Screen Queensland was in ongoing discussions with Warner Bros and distributors Roadshow Films to host the Australian premiere in the state, considering the support and investment put in locally.
It comes after Event Cinemas Robina hosted a premiere of Queenslandfilmed Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok last year, which was attended by the film’s star Chris Hemsworth after he was sent a personal invitation by Ms Palaszczuk.
Aquaman, which hits Australian cinemas on December 26, also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman – the film will make its Aussie premiere in the city where it was shot – the Gold Coast.
Jason Momoa looking super relaxed at Currumbin Alley while on the Coast to shoot the film.