Aquaman’s Director Breaks Down Jason Momoa's Fight Scene | Vanity Fair

  • Am 21 Dez 2018 veröffentlicht
  • On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” director James Wan breaks down the epic fight scene between Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta, and the Atlantean guards.
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  • Michael Taylor
    Michael Taylor Vor Tag

    He's very handsome

  • Venkas
    Venkas Vor Tag

    God bless stunt performers.

  • mijmijrm
    mijmijrm Vor 2 Tage

    lol .. stunt camera operator

  • SwenglishGamer
    SwenglishGamer Vor 4 Tage

    If this movie had a better script, I’d be all over it. Not gonna blame this mad lad for that though.

  • Timothy Rodowicz
    Timothy Rodowicz Vor 4 Tage

    Chinese Australian mashed together into one accent. So jarring

  • Juan Sanchez
    Juan Sanchez Vor 5 Tage

    Basically CGI , CGI and CGI

  • Fate4 WIN
    Fate4 WIN Vor 6 Tage

    A genius director! Very talented! Thank you for making Aquaman! 'Cant for the sequel!

  • What The Dude
    What The Dude Vor 11 Tage

    thanks for explaining this !

  • lara
    lara Vor 18 Tage

    I really loved this movie so much but this fight scene was the only thing that I thought was a bit too much over the top. BUt nevertheless the camera movement was absolutely awesome

  • deni sherlock
    deni sherlock Vor 21 Tag

    James Wan really did justice to the character. God bless him

  • Zaha Lc
    Zaha Lc Vor 21 Tag

    He is Malaysian fyi, me too

  • matalapaine15
    matalapaine15 Vor 26 Tage

    Fight scene? There is no fighting. Just running.

  • Dolomite79
    Dolomite79 Vor 29 Tage

    You have to wonder why on earth people 'dislike' a clip like this where a Director is talking so passionately and engagingly about something he's helped create that teaches us all so much. Quite sad really.

  • ayashasweetshugah
    ayashasweetshugah Vor Monat

    James is genius. Great job, sir!

  • Lukas Milenovic
    Lukas Milenovic Vor Monat

    Sry but it just looks like a fan film a very good fan film

  • Andy
    Andy Vor Monat

    a lot of Whoa.. moments in this movie

  • Complete Ultra Instinct Broly

    James is the *WAN.* 😂

  • tsuki97
    tsuki97 Vor Monat


  • Clearance Rack
    Clearance Rack Vor Monat

    This dudes a Genius

  • Lemon Tea
    Lemon Tea Vor Monat

    He knows what he is doing.

  • Blackest Skyline
    Blackest Skyline Vor Monat +1

    James Wan saving the DCEU for a while

  • backwards brain
    backwards brain Vor Monat +1

    He has a very weird accent.

  • Atupele Isaac
    Atupele Isaac Vor Monat

    the explsions tho

  • Ilustrado
    Ilustrado Vor Monat

    That intro fight scene with Nicole Kidman... Dude, it was epic.

  • MrFlipperInvader792

    I want that smooth leather jacket he got

  • MrFlipperInvader792

    Would love to see him do the trench scene

  • Lizy Mbangani
    Lizy Mbangani Vor Monat

    Is the monster that Aquaman fights under the ocean where he finds his mom not a Kaiju? It fits all the criteria.

  • Sai Girap
    Sai Girap Vor Monat

    WHAT is his accent?

  • Gavin Carroll
    Gavin Carroll Vor Monat

    I’d want to see Tom Cruise do all his own stunts in a JamesWan movie

  • obolohito jibon
    obolohito jibon Vor Monat

    james wan saves dc😁

  • Taylor Cohea
    Taylor Cohea Vor Monat

    You can tell he puts his personality in his movies. I always felt depressed in Snyders movies.

    SASNA SEBASTIAN Vor 2 Monate

    malayalathile pottan directormar enthanu ithpole chinthikathath. kand padikada pongan malayali directormaare

  • neljan tayag
    neljan tayag Vor 2 Monate

    I think James Wan is the first director who inspired me for making a video💕🔥

  • Benjamin Garcia Soliz
    Benjamin Garcia Soliz Vor 2 Monate

    5:03, i need the name of that song

  • Shao Xun Leong
    Shao Xun Leong Vor 2 Monate

    My uncle is also malaysian-chinese that migrated to australia and he speaks in the exact same accent/style as James Wan 😝

  • John Kendall
    John Kendall Vor 2 Monate

    I love this fight sequence.

    My ONLY wish while watching it is that you would be able to see the merc that's running through the buildings during the outside sequences more than just the time you needed the money shot of them both jumping between buildings at once. You followed him the first time, then he just disappears until he's right under her. In a scene with such amazing continuity, that bit stuck out a lot.

  • Full Fat Videos
    Full Fat Videos Vor 2 Monate

    James Wan is a master of his craft.

  • The Bosnian Dragon
    The Bosnian Dragon Vor 2 Monate

    I love James Wan camera movements

  • The Bosnian Dragon
    The Bosnian Dragon Vor 2 Monate

    I love James Wan camera movements

  • Mallory Kong
    Mallory Kong Vor 2 Monate

    The chasing sequence was one of my favorite scenes of the movie. The unique shots, the panning, and timing them all together just put me in awe when I watched it in theaters. And the Atlantian suits were so dope. Great movie!

  • Anh Minh Nguyễn
    Anh Minh Nguyễn Vor 2 Monate

    That Australian accent tho

  • Roen Santiago
    Roen Santiago Vor 2 Monate


  • Gonzalo Collao
    Gonzalo Collao Vor 2 Monate

    I saw Aquaman yesterday. James Wan, you magnificent son of a gun... Well done 👏🔥

  • Mikael.C
    Mikael.C Vor 2 Monate +1

    It’s just so great how he just explain that he just did all this shoots because he wanted to and because it was fun !

  • Dr.H.A Noman
    Dr.H.A Noman Vor 2 Monate

    james wan should continue jl

  • Dr.H.A Noman
    Dr.H.A Noman Vor 2 Monate

    how could a horror filmmaker has made such a wonderful super hero film!? talent talks

  • Puvan Muruga
    Puvan Muruga Vor 2 Monate

    Proud Malaysian over here. u brought back the dc world back to life:)

  • Ada Vann
    Ada Vann Vor 2 Monate

    The way this film was shot is amazing!

  • Ji Kim
    Ji Kim Vor 2 Monate

    what a beast, Asian directors represent!!!

  • WhiteWolf496
    WhiteWolf496 Vor 2 Monate

    Love this entire sequence
    That transition is epic. I always wondered how they did it.

  • joao victor k e lima
    joao victor k e lima Vor 2 Monate

    He's the next Ridley Scott!!!

  • Philip Micallef
    Philip Micallef Vor 2 Monate

    Honestly, hands down this has to be one of the best action/chase scenes ever filmed. I can rewatch this scene over and over and never get bored. Superb cinematography skill indeed :)

  • David Nasr
    David Nasr Vor 2 Monate

    I know this is weird, but does anyone know what pen he is using, or if there is one like it, it's just that I have certain pens that I write with and I am really picky with my pens

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee Vor 2 Monate

    Jackie Chan be like: YOU NEED CGI FOR ANY OF THIS?!?!

  • Christoffer Boman
    Christoffer Boman Vor 2 Monate +1

    James Wan: Our mentor

  • Ay Namyeol
    Ay Namyeol Vor 2 Monate

    James wan needs a Oscar 👏🏻

  • Stevan Peña
    Stevan Peña Vor 2 Monate

    Love that DC finally hired a director that has a passion for this kind of stuff. Too bad the script was complete trash. Loved the cast though.

  • Alex R
    Alex R Vor 2 Monate

    Great breakdown. Thank you!
    Question: At 4:48, we learn that the fake roof in the parking is only 2-3 feet up but then at 5:55, the reason for the "Texas Switch" is that the stunt double is hooked up to a safety lime. Why do you need a safety line when you are only 2-3 feet off the ground?

  • Libby UGHH
    Libby UGHH Vor 3 Monate

    this might just be Aquaman an Shazam! but i'm noticing a pattern with traditionally horror movie directors opting to do superhero movies

  • Saif-Allah Nadeem
    Saif-Allah Nadeem Vor 3 Monate

    The soldiers are storm troopers

  • Silent Asian
    Silent Asian Vor 3 Monate

    Love the movie

  • william fine
    william fine Vor 3 Monate

    ok this marker is really useless

  • Inkwell Co.
    Inkwell Co. Vor 3 Monate

    Actually epic!

  • chai xiong
    chai xiong Vor 3 Monate

    Man this behind the scenes stuff is really interesting. There should be more of these.

  • Lois Loves Cheese
    Lois Loves Cheese Vor 3 Monate

    I love the characters’ relationship!!!

  • Lois Loves Cheese
    Lois Loves Cheese Vor 3 Monate

    Why the heck in all superhero movies do little girls stay still and look at the thing thats gonna wreck them

  • Lois Loves Cheese
    Lois Loves Cheese Vor 3 Monate


  • Elle Russell
    Elle Russell Vor 3 Monate

    I love the directing it’s so cool and unique
    but, the cgi reminds me of the movie shark boy and lava girl.(which is not a good thing)

  • Sean Madrid
    Sean Madrid Vor 3 Monate

    The atlanteans could have helped in that kryptonian attack 🤔

  • Thananan Khammee
    Thananan Khammee Vor 3 Monate

    To answer if we see your passion, Yes. The cast were awesome, the stunt people are amazing, the fxs were really great. Perfect mood & tone.

  • Captain Fordo
    Captain Fordo Vor 3 Monate

    Black Manta > Black Panther

  • Itz Wildyy
    Itz Wildyy Vor 3 Monate

    Who would have knew that a director who makes horror movies can make a pretty good superhero movie 😂👍

  • Márton Bussay
    Márton Bussay Vor 3 Monate

    Aquaman is the best DC movie hands down !!!

  • TheMradamisredt
    TheMradamisredt Vor 3 Monate

    Didn't know jet li directed movies

    ARMMAN Vor 3 Monate +1

    Could you pls explain the stupidity of this scene???

  • Barrabus the Gray
    Barrabus the Gray Vor 3 Monate

    Long story sort guys. Safety cable Safety cable. Zipped through the ceiling. Safety cable. CGI.CGI.CGI

  • Servalath
    Servalath Vor 3 Monate

    They'd better take James Wan for Aquaman 2 ! He's amazing ! And the movie was close to perfect, my new favorite now.

  • Becca Antoine
    Becca Antoine Vor 3 Monate

    This was a really cool break down. More videos like this please!

  • Mr Orc Shaman
    Mr Orc Shaman Vor 3 Monate

    James, your amazing! Love your movies. You managed to also take the one DC comic heroes characters often seen as a joke by many, and make him into the most awesome of DCs heroes.

  • Jiří Horský
    Jiří Horský Vor 3 Monate

    There is no cake in this movie. THE CAKE IS A LIE!

  • Josh Walter
    Josh Walter Vor 3 Monate

    he breaks down the litterally only boring part of the movie, not boring but 20 min of the sahara and italy scene cud have been cut.

  • Skills And etc
    Skills And etc Vor 3 Monate

    I likes james wan hair color

  • Pay Dro
    Pay Dro Vor 3 Monate

    Love videos like this, this chase scene is A VERY similar to the fast and furious when they were in Brazil I believe he was also the director for that movie

  • RMadrid57
    RMadrid57 Vor 3 Monate

    I hope James Directs Aquaman 2

  • B. boy
    B. boy Vor 3 Monate

    Aquaman master piece of james wan.

  • Conrad Verner
    Conrad Verner Vor 3 Monate

    you not gonna fool me whoever you call yourself i know you are Jet li, how you got young?

  • Azfar Atiq
    Azfar Atiq Vor 3 Monate

    JAMES WAN you genius! NEVER will I EVER forgive the "Academy" for not awarding you Best VFX, Best Cinematography and of course, Best Director. You sir are a genius and your movie DESERVES all the love it's getting and of course, the Wan Billion mark. Love you so much. Cant wait to see what movie you do next! ❤❤❤ Lots of love

  • Chetan Biswas
    Chetan Biswas Vor 3 Monate +1

    Is it weird that he is Asian or am I being racist here?

    • Jaws
      Jaws Vor 3 Monate

      Why's it weird?

  • bro Leo
    bro Leo Vor 3 Monate

    Thank you James Wan, very cool.

  • L Syahrial Putrawijaya
    L Syahrial Putrawijaya Vor 3 Monate

    It makes appreciate movies lot more than before... Just in a scene,they have to think really hard for it

  • Romaan M
    Romaan M Vor 3 Monate

    All the movies James wan has directed or been involved with in the past are insidious, paranormal activity, Blair witch.
    All horror if u search him up.
    And now suddenly aquaman. At first I was like dafuq? But then after watching the film I had a smile on my face. Great director kudos to him.

  • arminmue
    arminmue Vor 3 Monate

    Aquaman was beautifully made.

  • Jervis Lambi
    Jervis Lambi Vor 3 Monate

    Didn't know he was British. Thought he was American.

    • Jaws
      Jaws Vor 3 Monate

      He's Malaysian Australian you dunce.

  • Jair Molina
    Jair Molina Vor 3 Monate

    Amazing I love It !!!

  • Hammad Fatmi
    Hammad Fatmi Vor 3 Monate

    This guy is legend

  • M. Boby Wahyudi
    M. Boby Wahyudi Vor 3 Monate

    Director movie “Polis Evo 3” I proud of you james wan.

  • Chang Ly
    Chang Ly Vor 3 Monate

    Your aquiaman movie look stupid n story line suck n u can't find someone else that really look right for aquiaman u rather let this guy with long hair n tattoos n long beer omg COME on get someone that really look aquiaman not some dude with long hair n tattoos with chicken hair that cover half his face lol stupid

  • son dang
    son dang Vor 3 Monate

    somehow i was thinking about pirate of the Caribbean scene when they were chasing on the roof

  • Some Cheese
    Some Cheese Vor 3 Monate

    The battle of the brine was the best scene

  • Justin Wu
    Justin Wu Vor 3 Monate

    this scene alone is worth the ticket price