Not content to be only a movie superhero, Aquaman star Jason Momoa took it one step further into real life. According to local sources, Momoa visited a children’s hospital in Pittsburgh, surely brightening the days of many ailing kids.
Why Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Is in Pittsburgh
As for what Momoa’s doing in Pittsburgh, he’s actually on the job. He’s on location filming the revenge thriller Sweet Girl for Netflix. In addition to starring in the movie, Momoa is also a producer. Written by Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz, and Will Staples, the film focuses on Momoa’s character, who tries to protect his daughter and get vengeance in the wake of his wife’s death. Momoa stars as Cooper, while Isabela Merced plays his daughter, Rachel. The movie also features actors Raza Jeffrey, Marisa Tomei, and Reggie Lee, among others. Brian Andrew Mendoza, who previously produced Momoa’s film Braven and his Netflix series Frontier, will make his feature directorial debut with the flick.
Production began in Pittsburgh in November 2019; there is no word yet on a release date. We’ll keep you updated.
Momoa Visits Local Haunts and the Children’s Hospital
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was the first to announce Momoa’s visit, sharing the news on their Twitter account.
Thanks to actor Jason Momoa, for stopping by this morning to visit the patients and families at UPMC Children’s! pic.twitter.com/SIcMhy8UEy
— UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) January 20, 2020
Momoa visited with a number of young patients, including Joshua Bourassa, whom Momoa challenged to an arm-wrestling bout. At stake, a visit to the set of Aquaman 2. Momoa explained, however, that whatever the outcome, Bourassa was invited. In his own post, seen below, Momoa said, “See u on set.”
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the greatest part of being aquaman is making children happy spreading aloha had a little time before work to stop by UPMC children’s hospital of pittsburgh met so many brave strong babies all my aloha to the families. me and joshua bet that if he beat me in arm wresting he gets to have my trident. see u on set of aquaman 2 joshua. stay strong @childrenspgh aloha j
Having been in the city since November, Momoa has made the most of his stay. The actor has attended Penguins and Steelers games, as he’s chronicled on his social media. He also stopped in at Rinnie’s Place, a diner in Perryopolis, after they put out the welcome mat for him with a “Welcome, Jason M.” sign. Further, he enjoys just tooling around the area on his motorcycle, so maybe you’ll see him, too, Pittsburgh local. (Ahem.)
And hey, if you’re reading, Mr. Momoa, and you’d like to visit a children’s hospital in another city known for its steel industry, I have a suggestion. Just let me know and I’ll hook you up.
In the meantime, production continues on Sweet Girl. Production hasn’t begun yet for Aquaman 2, though, which is slated for a 2022 release (so far away!). We’ll keep you updated.
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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. She now splits her time between the Appalachian wilds (of Alabama) and the considerably more refined streets of New York City. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf.