Wrap parties are supposed to be fun celebrations after months of hard work filming a movie. However, things did not wrap up nicely for one crew member of the Aquaman movie, who ended up getting stabbed the night of the party. Luckily the injuries were not life threatening, but unfortunately, there were no superheroes around to help. However, there were some regular people who acted like superheroes.
The incident took place last week in Newfoundland and Labrador in eastern Canada, where Aquaman had been filming. The unidentified crew member was outside the Greensleeves Irish Pub on George Street, an area popular for its bars and pubs, and was talking to some women after the wrap party had ended, when he was apparently approached by another man who the CBC News describes as being "confrontational." The argument simmered down and the man left, but later the man allegedly returned and started a fight. At this point, the crew member was apparently attacked by a second man who came up from behind with a knife.
Luckily, the injuries were apparently not severe as the Aquaman crew member was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. Needless to say, this is not how the crew member likely expected to be ending his work on the Aquaman movie, with an exciting visit to a local hospital.
The crew member wasn't the only person injured as three people apparently sustained minor injuries attempting to subdue the attacker. The knife wielder was able to flee before police arrived, but a few days later a 22-year-old man from the city of Mount Pearl was arrested for the assault.
Of course, on the lighter side of the news, Aquaman had a wrap party. That's good. The upcoming standalone movie for the hero, who will see his official debut later this year in DC's Justice League movie, stars Jason Momoa as the title character and co-stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, and Dolph Lundgren among others. It will be the next film in the DCEU franchise following this year's big team up. The only other film on the official release schedule is Wonder Woman 2 which is currently set for the end of 2019. After that, there are numerous DC Comics properties that are announced to be upcoming movies, but few have anything official in the works.
Aquaman isn't set for release until December of 2018, but based on the fact that so much of the movie is likely to take place underwater, post-production work on the film will likely be extensive and require a bit more time than even your average comic book blockbuster movie. Hopefully, the crew that will be handling that side of the movie will be able to complete their work without being assaulted on the streets.