Aquaman movie creates local job waveFilming of Hollywood blockbuster Aquaman on the Gold Coast has created 750 local jobs says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

The $300 million-plus movie began filming at Village Roadshow Studios in May this year, following ongoing programs by Screen Queensland to attract international productions to the state.

Aquaman stars Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa as the DC Comics hero, and will also feature stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman.

Touring the movie set recently with Treasurer Curtis Pitt, the Premier said it was great to see so many talented local crew working on the production.

Aquaman is creating 750 jobs right here on the Gold Coast,’ she said.

‘From sculptors and steel workers to caterers and camera crew, Aquaman has brought a range of job opportunities.

‘Screen Queensland’s attachment program has also enabled three early career Queensland-based screen professionals to work on Aquaman, allowing them to develop skills in a professional environment.’

The Premier said large-scale film productions delivered economic benefits to the state, with Aquaman to spend $100 million in Queensland on physical production. Increasing foreign direct investment in Queensland is one of the key goals of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Queensland’s last blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok — filmed on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane earlier this year — will be on cinema screens in October this year.