Patrick Wilson has completed his villainous duties and finished filming on Aquaman, director James Wan has announced. Wilson, reteaming with Wan after their Conjuring collaborations, was cast as the evil Ocean Master back in December 2016. Curiously enough, Wilson also had a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - which featured the big screen debut of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman – where he voiced a trigger-happy President.
The Ocean Master is known to comic book fans as Orm, the half-brother of Aquaman. While Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) is half-human, Orm is all-Atlantean. He has a sizeable chip on his shoulder, and little love for his half-sibling or the surface-dwelling human race. Wilson has previously toyed with fans on Twitter, replying to Black Manta actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen to say that “bad guys rule.” Wilson was also photographed in training for the role, which is bound to have some physical throwing-down elements.
And now, the best part of a year on from that initial casting announcement, Wan has confirmed that Wilson’s work on the movie is done. Wan took to Twitter to break the news, revealing in the process that Wilson’s stint on set was not a short one:
After 115-days of photography, that’s a wrap on @patrickwilson73. Thank you for accompanying us on this aquatic adventure.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 13, 2017
Clearly, this time around, Wilson’s role is no cameo. 115 days is a significant chunk of time, which serves to confirm that Wilson will have plenty of screentime in this, DC’s first Aquaman solo movie. It remains to be seen how Ocean Master, Black Manta and Vulko (played by Willem Dafoe, who has also finished filming) will slot together in the film. It seems safe to assume that they will all be up to no good, but whether they are allies or enemies is currently unknown.
However, as exciting as it is to know that Wilson has put in a lot of work on Aquaman, fans are still hungry for a glimpse at his character. Thanks to the manifold trailers for Justice League, Momoa’s Aquaman is garnering plentiful attention. But the rest of the Aquaman characters – with the exception of Amber Heard’s Mera - remain firmly under wraps. There hasn’t been a single image released, as of yet, showing Wilson in costume as Ocean Master.
After Justice League, Aquaman is the next film on DC’s slate. It won’t be long, then, before Warner Bros’ promotional machine turns its attention this intriguing ocean-set feature. It’s been described as “Star Wars underwater”, which is surely enough to get a lot of film fans excited.
As the veil of secrecy lifts on Aquaman, you can expect to find all the latest updates right here on Screen Rant.
Source: James Wan
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