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‘Aquaman’: Willem Dafoe Says Vulko Is Also A Mentor To Arthur Curry

‘Aquaman’: Willem Dafoe Says Vulko Is Also A Mentor To Arthur Curry

The actor who once brilliantly portrayed the Green Goblin in 2002’s Spider-Man is now playing another fictional character for DCEU’s Aquaman. Recently, Willem Dafoe sat down for an interview with Screen Crush to discuss his role as Ryuk, a death god in Netflix’s Death Note.

During their chat, Dafoe was also willing to talk about his character Vulko in the DC Cinematic Universe and shared some details on his role and hardship in filming underwater. Initially, the actor also confirmed his presence in Justice League but said it’s only a cameo. However, his character has a bigger role to play in the next DC film that’s currently in direction. “Aquaman is the important thing,” said Dafoe.

Dafoe also revealed more details on Vulko and stated that his character isn’t entirely accurate to the comics. Here’s what he had to say.

“There’s been some adjustments. Not even adjustments – it’s like anything, you use the source material and something is born from that. But I don’t really look like he does in the comic, and his role is slightly different. He is an advisor, but he’s also sort of a mentor to Aquaman.”

Dafoe stated that his scenes in the film mostly take place underwater. Furthermore, he also spoke about the process of the filmmaking and the techniques used to recreate the sense of underwater in Aquaman.

“Most of my scenes are underwater. Some are not. So much of it, because we’re talking, and shooting underwater is a lot of ways impractical because you’re limited to what you can do with sets. It’s more about shooting them dry for wet, and then the effects do certain things to give the water feel. But we aren’t doing the scenes underwater, but we are in harnesses and on wires. There is movement. It’s not like were all sitting around pretending were underwater like this [stands up still], we’re swimming around, we’re moving. So that should be really beautiful.”

Aquaman hits theatres on December 21st, 2018. However, fans will get to see Dafoe’s first look as Vulko from his cameo in the upcoming Justice League releasing on November 17th this year.

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Source: Screen Crush




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