jason momoa toronto

Photos show Jason Momoa movie Slumberland filming in downtown Toronto

Jason Momoa has been in Toronto working on multiple projects for quite some time now, and his latest endeavor is a new fantasy film for Netflix.

Slumberland, slated to premiere in 2022, will tell an "adventure story about an eccentric outlaw (Momoa) who guides a young hero (Marlow Barkley) through a secret dreamworld."

Momoa will transform into a half-man, half-beast creature thanks to makeup, costumes and CGI for the role, and new photos on social media give a behind-the-scenes look at production in Toronto.

After filming in and around Woodbine Park last week, the cast and crew of Slumberland were seen filming at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel this week. 

Photos posted to social media show production vehicles and signage surrounding the hotel's entrance, and one passerby also shared a photo of a giant blue screen outside the building — though its exact use is unknown.

In addition to filming on Front Street this week, the crew has also been working on creating a lighthouse set for the movie. 

The Slumberland lighthouse has been spotted at both Ontario Place and Pinewood Toronto studios, and it's not the first time an intricate and eye-catching set has been created for one of Momoa's productions in the city

And while Aquaman is undoubtedly working hard on his new film, he's also made plenty of time to meet his fans of all ages. 

The actor is also a known motorcycle enthusiast and has been seen driving one around the city before and after work. 

Slumberland is set to continue production in Toronto until June 21, but only time will tell whether Momoa will actually leave the city at that time or find yet another professional reason to stay in Canada's biggest city.

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

The best movies at TIFF 2022 you may have missed

TIFF announces awards and People's Choice winner for 2022

5 movies that could win the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2022

TIFF is offering a free Toronto movie screening in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Zac Efron debuts new chin at TIFF during first public appearance in 3 years

Movie pulled from TIFF over concerns about depiction of DC Comics character

The best and worst movies at TIFF 2022 so far

Here's what the opening weekend of TIFF 2022 looked like in Toronto