We all know that when cinematic worlds collide, something brilliant comes out as a result. And something brilliant did, in fact, come out as a scene in the Aquaman movie was inspired by a scene from Tom Hardy’s $415M movie.
The Aquaman movie has been a major blockbuster worldwide, thanks to Jason Momoa as well as Topo- the octopus playing the drums! But little do fans know that this octopus scene was actually influenced by none other than Tom Hardy’s scene in his movie Mad Max: Fury Road.
Topo in Aquaman was Inspired by Tom Hardy’s Mad Max: Fury Road
In the Aquaman movie, there is a scene where an octopus can be seen playing a drum solo throughout the fight between Aquaman and Orm. In a surprising turn of events, it has been revealed that this scene has actually been taken from the 2015 movie, Mad Max: Fury Road.
According to reports, the movie Aquaman’s director James Wan had always wanted to include the comic book character Topo, a musically gifted octopus and Aquaman’s sidekick in the movie but was unsure about it, thinking that it might seem too silly. However, after watching Tom Hardy play a flaming guitar in the $415M movie Mad Max: Fury Road, Wan’s opinion had to change. In an interview, the director revealed,
“If that film could have a guy playing a flaming guitar, I’m going to have an octopus drummer in mine.”
That thinking certainly turned out fine – judging how Wan surprised Aquaman fans with his brilliant sense of humor.
Aquaman Director Wants Topo to ‘Hook Up’ With the Flame Guy from Mad Max: Fury Road
Furthermore, James Wan went ahead to explain his view on Topo as well as Topo’s character in the Aquaman movie. He even joked about wanting the octopus to ‘hook up’ with the ‘flame guy’ from the $415M movie.
Well, whatever James Wan was thinking while including Topo certainly turned out to be amazing, as the Aquaman fans are – no doubt – loving it!
You can stream Aquaman on HBO Max.
Source: Screen Rant