DC Films’ Aquaman will feature three of the character’s enemies: Orm/Ocean Master, Black Manta, and King Nereus. Fans speculated that all three villains would be the main antagonists in the movie, not unlike Spider-Man 3. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.
Director James Wan clarifies to Entertainment Weekly, saying that the movie doesn’t actually have three main villains. “This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains. I think that’s ridiculous! I would never go into an origin movie with three villains. We don’t even know the main character let alone the world and its antagonist. I believe in taking baby steps.”
That antagonist is Orm, played by Patrick Wilson. Wan goes on to explain intention to properly develop Aquaman‘s world and characters. “I want to introduce Arthur Curry in a much more emotional and powerful way, and introduce Mera played by Amber Heard, and of course there’s Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison playing his parents. We know Black Manta is in there, but I will say this: Patrick Wilson is the main antagonist in this film. I wouldn’t necessarily say ‘villain,’ but he’s the antagonist.”
Aquaman is scheduled to hit theaters December 21st, 2018. The sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Kidman. James Wan directs from a script by Will Beall.
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