Jason Momoa insisted on Morrison being cast as his character's father because of the latter's critically-acclaimed performance in Lee Tamahori's 1994 film Once Were Warriors, which had a profound effect on Momoa growing up. In fact, Tom's line to Atlanna in the opening scene, "I was gonna cook you some eggs", is a tribute to a similar line from Once Were Warriors.
- Temuera Morrison previously portrayed Abin Sur in Green Lantern, which also starred Mark Strong and Taika Waititi.
- Temuera Morrison previously worked with Willem Dafoe and Joe Morton in Speed 2: Cruise Control.
- Temuera Morrison previously worked with Patrick Wilson in Broken English.
- Temuera Morrison previously worked with Djimon Hounsou Blueberry.
- Temuera Morrison previously worked with Dwayne Johnson in Moana.
- Temuera Morrison previously worked with Ewan McGregor in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
- Temuera Morrison shares his birthday with Jared Leto.
- ↑ Temuera Morrison Joins ‘Aquaman’ As The Hero’s Father
- ↑ Aquaman casting calls and auditions - Acting Auditions
- ↑ https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/celebrity/movies/jason-momoa-temuera-morrison-aquaman-40125/ "Why Jason Momoa fought for Temuera Morrison to be cast in Aquaman" Woman's Day]