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Jason Momoa reveals injuries sustained while filming ‘Aquaman 2’

"I’m an ageing superhero now"

By Hollie Geraghty

Jason Momoa in 'Aquaman'
Jason Momoa in 'Aquaman' (Picture: Warner Bros)

Jason Momoa has opened up about the new injuries he sustained while filming ‘Aquaman 2’.

Speaking on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday’s episode (October 19), the actor revealed he needed to get surgery after scratching his cornea while filming ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’.

He said: “I’m getting old, is what’s happening. I messed up my eyes. I just got something in it that kinda cut it up, and then I’ve gotta get surgery. I have a hernia, I’ve got ribs out. I’m just getting beat up. 

“But it’s going to be a great movie, you’re gonna love it,” he told the audience.

DeGeneres responded: “That’s a rough job you’ve got there. Every movie you’re on, you’re hurting yourself.”

Momoa added: “I just kind of give it. I love my job and I get a little too excited. The age thing. I’m an ageing superhero now.”

His return as the titular sea-dwellling hero is expected to hit cinemas in December 2022.

The former ‘Game of Thrones’ actor has also spoken in the past about injuring himself while filming for other roles.

Speaking to Yahoo in 2018 about his role in ‘Braven’, he revealed he was hit by a stuntman.

“A stunt guy hit me. He blindsided me. We didn’t make eye contact, and he hit me before I could grab for him, and everything went black,” he said.

The incident landed the actor in hospital and paused filming for the day. “I literally thought a light fell from the sky and something happened or a chair hit me because I was moving toward the punch and I couldn’t even see it. It just hit me on the side by the temple. The lights went out and I was like, ‘I can’t see!’”

Momoa, who also features in the upcoming ‘Dune’ alongside Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, recently told Metro at the premiere that the new project is his “‘favourite film ever”.

He added that Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi was the “number one” film he’d worked on during his career, and that his character Duncan was in his “top five”.

He added: “It’s not all on my shoulders, which is nice. I get to work with the best cast I’ve ever worked with in my life. It’s my favourite director. So, it’s definitely the number one as far as film [goes]”.