The Dune actor got "dirty" during a fun-filled dune buggy outing

By Benjamin VanHoose
July 31, 2020 11:15 AM
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A very aqua man indeed!

After a muddy outdoor outing, Jason Momoa posted on Instagram early Friday morning showing himself being hosed down in a series of sunny snapshots. The Aquaman actor, 40, went shirtless to get clean after becoming completely caked in mud while riding a dune buggy.

Momoa joked about his "dirty" Schaeffers Garment Hotel pants, the light-pink garments smothered in brown mud as he stands barefoot while someone showers him with the hose.

"like a pig in s---. 🤣🤣🤣 hard to explain this one. but i had an amazing day. now i need a dune buggy," he captioned the photos, which also showed the soaked star turning the hose on himself.

Taking the opportunity to promote his upcoming sci-fi epic Dune, Momoa added: "dune coming soon aloha j. @schaeffersgarmenthotel dirty pink 😭🤣😂."

Dune, which is currently expected to hit theaters in December, also stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac. Momoa's muddy outing matches the desert dystopia aesthetics so far shown in first-look photos from the film, which is directed by Arrival helmer Denis Villeneuve.

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The images, shared by Vanity Fair in May, show Chalamet, Ferguson, Isaac, Momoa, Zendaya, Josh Brolin and more in the elaborate costuming and arid setting of the movie, using the miles of sand dunes outside Abu Dhabi as the dangerous planet of Arrakis.

The movie — based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert — centers on the royal family of Caladan, as they travel through the galaxy to mine Arrakis for the special spice that propels them.

Dune was made by people from all over the world. Many of these people are like family to me, and they’re very much in my thoughts,” Villeneuve previously told Vanity Fair. “I’m so proud to showcase their hard work. I look forward to a time when we can all get together again as Dune was made to be seen on the big screen.”

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While the book told the whole story in one installment, Villeneuve will tell the story in two movies. “I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie,” said Villeneuve. “The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”

“No matter what you believe, Earth is changing, and we will have to adapt,” he added. “That’s why I think that Dune, this book, was written in the 20th century. It was a distant portrait of the reality of the oil and the capitalism and the exploitation — the overexploitation — of Earth. Today, things are just worse. It’s a coming-of-age story, but also a call for action for the youth.”