American actor Jason Momoa, known among fans for portraying the DC Comics superhero character Aquaman, has tested positive for COVID-19. According to The Sun, the Aquaman actor had recently tested COVID-19 positive while filming his upcoming film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. It has been reported that the Hollywood star has gone into self-isolation since getting the diagnosis. An insider in the film has told the British tabloid newspaper, "Jason is fine luckily and is now isolating after getting a positive test." The source also spoke about how the makers of the Aquaman sequel were facing difficulties with the delay of the film's schedule and stated, "But it’s a real headache for the film’s bosses, who are now worrying about having to delay their tight filming schedule."
The news outlet is also reporting that the makers are taking all necessary steps for the safety of the cast and crew members of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. As per The Sun, the source stated, "Of course the safety of everyone working on the film is the most important thing and everyone is tested regularly." The source further stated that the producers are "hoping this is a one-off and that they can work around Jason and continue filming on the production," while adding, "Everyone is wishing him a speedy recovery and they’re looking forward to having him back on set."
Jason Momoa's Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the next big film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) after the 2018 original collected more than $1.4 billion at the box office. Having also reprised his role as Arthur Curry / Aquaman in Zack Snyder's Justice League earlier this year, Momoa featured in a pivotal role in the epic science fiction film Dune and also has in the pipeline the fantasy comedy-adventure film Slumberland and the Western The Last Manhunt.
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