Thanks to Wilson, “Aquaman” fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the extreme efforts that go into training superhero movies with super budgets. In a short video, Wilson is in a gym doing field lifts. The dumbbell is filled with quite a bit of weight, which Wilson reveals in the caption to be a total of 420 pounds. The actor completes five reps before the video clip ends.
In the post’s caption, Wilson thanks his coach Ayo Falae, also tagging Yelawolf, who presumably sings the music in the background, and director James Wan, of course. Wilson has been working with Falae for the past three months or so, and they worked together to train for the first “Aquaman” movie as well. Falae and Wilson seem to be friends outside of work, where Wilson joined his coach a few years ago in Start-up of the Empire State Building, an annual event where a crowd of runners run up the building’s 86 stairs, 1,576 steps in total. Falae sent one memorial photo of the event on his Instagram, while other posts show Falae’s clear support for the release of the first “Aquaman” film.
Although Orm is a morally dubious character, many DC fans are happy to see more of him in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” The upcoming film currently has a release date of December 16, 2022 with other returning cast members including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane, also known as Black Manta, Amber Heard as Mera and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father, Tom Curry. So far, the only other cast that has been announced is “Game of Thrones” actor Pilou Asbæk, whose role in the upcoming film is still a mystery.