Jason Momoa, Amber Heard’s Aquaman Release Date Confirmed: A Look at How These Actors Stay Fit for Their Roles

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There is finally an official release date for the DC extended universe (DCEU) film Aquaman. The movie will be released Oct. 5, 2018 in IMAX and 3D, and stars Amber Heard, Jason Momoa, and Willem Dafoe.

Jason Momoa will star as Aquaman, while Amber Heard will portray Mera, Aquaman’s wife and the Queen of Atlantis. Dafoe also stars as Nudis Vulko in the movie. Director James Wan says the film will be a high seas adventure and action story that will be in the spirit of Raiders Of The Lost Ark meets Romancing The Stone.

Amber Heard, 30, and Jason Momoa, 37, will also make an appearance in Justice League, which is set to be released Nov. 17, 2017. Justice League also features Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

Zack Snyder’s Justice League film will show audiences what Aquaman will be like. Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are looking forward to wearing the half-armor and half-scale costumes. Needless to say, both Amber Heard and Jason Momoa must stay in shape to fill out their Aquaman movie costumes. Let’s take a look at how Momoa and Heard maintain their healthy lifestyle for their roles as King and Queen of Atlantis.

How Does Jason Momoa Stay Fit for Aquaman?

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman was first featured in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Momoa’s Aquaman is considered bigger and more like a barbarian than the Aquaman of the comic book.

The 240-pound Momoa was required to put on a lot of muscle to play Aquaman. As a result, he did a lot of workouts with trainer Mark Twight, who is the founder of Gym Jones. He has also worked with trainer Eric Laciste.

Momoa got very shredded by following an intense weightlifting routine with a heavy set of dumbbells. Momoa’s workout includes back and front squats, pull-ups, cable crosses, military shoulder presses, and incline bench press exercises. In a three-day period, Momoa performs seven sets of seven of his exercises, six sets of six exercises, and five sets of five exercises. Basically, Momoa performs 110 reps of each exercise, and 330 reps altogether.

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Jason Momoa also had to put on about 20 pounds of muscle. He did so while eating every two hours with a high-protein diet with lean meats like chicken breast. It isn’t Jason Momoa’s first time he’s had to get big for an acting role. He also played Ronon Dex in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis (2005-2009), Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones (2011-2012), and was in the movie Conan the Barbarian (2011).

Amber Heard’s Workout and Diet for Aquaman

Amber Heard has been required to stay in shape despite her long hours on movie sets. The actress is also known for Drive Angry (2011), Zombieland (2009), Never Back Down (2008), and Pineapple Express (2008).

However, Amber Heard is not a fan of working out at the gym. Instead, Heard’s favorite workouts include cardio like hiking and running. She is also a fan of Pilates classes, riding horses, and playing tennis. Although the workout plan is a little unconventional, it is quite beneficial for Heard.

When it comes to Amber Heard’s diet, she always makes it a habit to put her health first. She always eats home-cooked meals with whole foods like vegetables and lean proteins. Heard also avoids processed foods at all cost.

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