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Crisis averted, everyone. Jason Momoa can go "poopsies" just fine in his Aquaman suit. Momoa and Amber Heard recently explained some issues they have using their otherwise amazing costumes. Momoa made a comment about how it's not easy to go to the bathroom in the suit. Superhero stars have said things like that before, but apparently Momoa was not happy to have the comment be taken so seriously. When he was asked again about the difficulty in using the restroom in the suit, he took a lighthearted shot at the original outlet:
I'm mad at them because it was a joke, you knuckleheads. Like, of course I can go to the bathroom.
Ah, but he still didn't quite explain the process of how. These are the practical details that fans always ask about when it comes to superhero costumes.
Here's what Jason Momoa had originally said about his costume:
It looks like it's easy to pee in that. But really it's not. And if you have the poopsies, it is very challenging. You've gotta be really good at holding it.
Jason Momoa also explained that he calls it "poopsies" because when you're raising kids you always call it something cutesie like that.
So he did say it, and he brought it up on on his own in a video interview. But when HuffPost asked him about his difficulties going to the bathroom, he called it "the dumbest thing," adding...
I can definitely go poopsies just fine. There's no problem with my suit.
Phew! PoopsieGate is over. Superheroes always do have interesting stories about their suits. On TV, The CW just did its "Elseworlds" crossover, and Stephen Amell said The Flash suit is even more uncomfortable than his usual Green Arrow suit. But Ezra Miller had a lot of praise for the mobility of his The Flash suit for Justice League, applauding the work that went into it.
Over on the Marvel/Sony front, both Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland recently talked about their new suits in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Apparently Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit accidentally flashed some disco lights on set, and Holland called his "stealth suit" the "comfy suit."
Fans can be very particular about the details on a suit, and critical if they don't match the suits from the comic book. Each film/TV set's costume department has the tough job of balancing aesthetics and functionality. You do have to make sure the human actor can function in a suit, but also recognize that, on screen, this person is meant to look superheroic.
Aquaman opens in theaters December 21. The reviews from the critics are in, and you can add your own in about a week. The movie is about two hours and 20 minutes long, so if you have to go pee or even poopsies, prepare accordingly.