Aquaman is set to finally have his very own feature length live-action film in a couple of years and he’s bringing some of his family along for the occasion of course, even those that might want him dead.
One of Aquaman’s primary antagonists has just been casted for the 2018 installment into the DC Extended Universe and it’s a personal one for the king of Atlantis. Patrick Wilson (Fargo, Bone Tomahawk) has been chosen to play Orm Marius AKA the Ocean Master. Orm is the half-brother of Arthur Curry and has been since debuting in Aquaman #29 back in September of 1966 and while his origin has undergone several different changes since then, one aspect of the character that has been consistent throughout is his desire to overtake Arthur’s role as Atlantis’ ruler. Thought he’s more than likely not going to be the villain of the film as that is most certainly going to other longstanding villain for the ocean based hero, Black Manta, but given his relation to Aquaman, they could plant the seeds for him turn on Arthur in an eventual sequel.
Wilson is the latest casting to the superhero film alongside the titular hero himself who will be played by Jason Momoa and Amber Heard as the Quen of Atlantis, Mera. This will mark the fifth time Wilson and director James Wan have worked together after the first two Insidious films and both of The Conjuring movies.
This won’t even be the first time the Golden Globe-nominated actor has stepped onto a DC Comics adaptation. The first being back in Zack Snyder’s (also producer of Aquaman) 2009 translation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen and he made a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the voice of the President of the United States.
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Aquaman swims into theaters on October 5, 2018.