Torn between two worlds: Both actor Jason Momoa and director James Wan identify with Aquaman

Aquaman star Jason Momoa and director James Wan talk about how being outsiders shaped them and their film, which is setting box-office records in Asia.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa and director James Wan talk about how being outsiders shaped them and their film, which is setting box-office records in Asia.PHOTOS: AFP

NEW YORK - DC Comics' Aquaman is the original third-culture kid, a superhero torn between his human and Atlantean origins. This was something star Jason Momoa and director James Wan both connected to - the actor as a Hawaiian who grew up in middle America and the film-maker, a Chinese-Malaysian in Australia. Sitting down with The Straits Times in New York recently, they explain how being outsiders shaped them and their film, which is setting box-office records in Asia.

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

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