WATCH: Jason Momoa wowed by Manila fans

/ 03:02 PM December 16, 2018

The latest DC movie offering “Aquaman” made a splash in Manila as Jason Momoa and Amber Heard paid a visit to the Philippines last Dec. 11.

James Wan, Amber Heard, Jason Momoa

Director James Wan, Amber Heard and Jason Momoa. Image: Instagram/@wbphils

The stars, who play Aquaman and Atlantis’ Queen Mera, respectively, attended a fan event at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.


Momoa shared highlights from the trip in a four-minute video on his own YouTube channel. It begins with him at an airport, narrating that he had come from a “Saturday Night Live” party and caught a 16-hour flight to Hong Kong before making his way to Manila.


Upon touchdown at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Momoa, Heard and their entourage are seen enjoying a ride on a cart across the airport and receiving a warm welcome from staff.

He also featured YouTube personality Bogart the Explorer who had the chance to interview him.


When he arrived at MOA, a massive crowd at the Music Hall welcomed him with loud cheers. A blue carpet was rolled out for him, Heard and director James Wan. He ran through the throng of fans giving high-fives, signed his autograph on merchandise and took selfies.

Backstage, he seemed floored at the reception: “Have you ever seen anything like that? I’ve never seen anything like that. That was nuts!”

In a video from Warner Bros. Philippines, he seemed stunned as he addressed fans: “I’ve never received this much love in my life!”

He reciprocated the enthusiasm as he told fans “I love you, I do!” while slamming down a trident.

“Aquaman” premiered in Philippine theaters last Dec. 12. JB


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