The sandstorms of adulation for Dune have blanketed the box office as well as the internet.
Jason Momoa stars as the swordmaster of House Atreides, Duncan Idaho. He is fierce, skilled, loyal, and a great friend to the protagonist Paul.
Momoa's role in Game of Thrones ended many years ago, but his character in Dune is just as daring and lethal with a blade as his character of Khal Drogo was in Game of Thrones.
Momoa was absolutely thrilled to be in such an epic movie, and he wanted to make it special for his kids as well. For his climactic fight in the movie, Jason decided to include some moves from Kali, a martial arts technique native to the Philippines.
He explained in an interview with IndieWire that his son practices Kali himself, so in the movie "there’s definitely these intimate moments where I’m signaling to my son."
For example, before his climactic fight in Dune commences, he makes a gesture of touching his heart and head with his blade:
"That’s a Kali move, where you put your hand on your heart and put it on your head. That’s to Timothée in the movie, but that’s to my son in real life."
Well, this explanation does make the scene more emotional and cute for those now familiar with the story behind the gesture — as if we needed further reason to adore Momoa and his character in Dune!
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