It’s announced that actor Patrick Wilson, famous for The Conjuring films, will be joining Warner Bros’ upcoming Aquaman film as Orm, aka Ocean Master. It makes sense, as Wilson has been working with director James Wan a lot, appearing in four of the director’s last five projects.
Orm is Arthur Curry, Aquaman’s younger half-brother. He is resentful for being the unloved son and being passed over for his chance of ruling Atlantis. Adopting the name Ocean Master, he takes on an army to rule the sea and land.
The movie is already set to have Black Manta as the main villain, so it’s unknown what kind of role Orm will have in the film. It’s possible the film will take the approach of having Orm as Aquaman’s ally in this film, before turning into a baddie in the next film. It’s a narration that has been written maybe a little too many times, but it’s also a great way to build a character arc and allows Orm to fully transform into the Ocean Master.
Aquaman is set to hit theaters July 27th, 2018