600 jobs and $100 million when Aquaman hits Gold Coast

AQUAMAN is coming to Queensland, and the superhero is bringing more than 600 jobs with him.

The hulkingly handsome Jason Momoa - best known as Game of Thrones' Khal Drogo - will film the superhero film at the Village Roadshow Studios.

More than $100 million is expected to be spent on the physical production in Queensland.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she "personally negotiated" with Warner Brothers representatives in order to help bring the blockbuster to Australia.

Aquaman follows on from back-to-back international and domestic productions, including Thor: Ragnarok and Pacific Rim 2, which will return to shoot on location in early 2017.

"Our Studios offer the biggest sound stage in the Southern Hemisphere and Australia's largest purpose-built water tank," she said.

"And it is not only our physical assets that attracted the Aquaman production to Queensland as we believe that our crew and creatives are the best in the business."

 

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Aquaman is based on the DC comic book character, and is to be directed by Australian James Wan who worked on Saw and Furious 7.

Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo said "Christmas has come early" when announcing the deal.

"The Gold Coast is an aqua play ground. We've got the world's best beaches and waterways so it's fitting Aquaman will be filmed here," he said.



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