Aquaman: Torn between two worlds

Aquaman is the original third-culture kid, a superhero torn between his human and Atlantean origins. This was something star Jason Momoa - a Hawaiian who grew up in middle America - and director James Wan - a Chinese-Malaysian in Australia - could identify with. They explain how being outsiders shaped them and the film, which is setting box-office records in China

At almost 2m-tall and tipping the scales at more than 100kg, Jason Momoa is a substantial physical presence.

And he has a personality just as large, with a booming baritone that fills the corridors of the New York hotel hosting a press event for his film Aquaman, which opens in Singapore today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2018, with the headline 'Torn between two worlds'. Print Edition | Subscribe