- Jason Momoa said that he got an eye injury on the set of “Aquaman 2.”
- Momoa told Ellen Degeneres he “got something in it that kinda cut it up” and will require surgery.
- “I’m an aging superhero right now,” he added.
“I’m getting old is what’s happening,” Momoa, 42, said during a virtual interview for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” released on Tuesday.
“I messed up my eyes and just got something in it that kinda cut it up and then I gotta get surgery, I have a hernia, I got ribs out,” he continued. “I’m just getting beat up. But it’s gonna be a great movie, you’re gonna love it.”
Momoa didn’t provide further details regarding what exactly caused his eye injury, but said: “I love my job and I get a little too excited. And then the age thing, I’m an aging superhero right now.”
The actor, who stars as Aquaman/Arthur Curry in the DC Extended Universe, first mentioned his eye injury on his Instagram story earlier this month.
In a video that was captured and reposted by a fan account, Momoa said that “a lot of shit happened.”
“I got something in my eye, injured my eye,” he said. “I’m not just winking at you. Doctor’s gonna come over and look at my eyeball soon to see if I’m alright.”
Production on “Aquaman 2,” titled “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” began in July.
James Wan, who directed the 2018 standalone “Aquaman” film will return for the sequel. Momoa described the film as “better” than the first during a behind-the-scenes clip that was released during DC Fandome on Saturday.
The actor also previously told Drew Barrymore that he was more hands-on this time around and contributed to the writing of “Aquaman 2.” Fans can expect to see Momoa wearing a new stealth suit, which he promised will deliver “more action.”
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm), and Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus) will return alongside Momoa.