James Wan Shoots Down "Ridiculous" Aquaman Villain Rumor
Will Aquaman have numerous villains?
Director James Wan has shot down a rumor stating the upcoming Aquaman movie will feature numerous villains with Patrick Wilson as Orm the Ocean Master, Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.
“This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains,” Wan told EW. “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.”
Wan continued confirming that Patrick Wilson is the main villain (which may mean Black Manta is being saved for a sequel).
“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,” Wan said. “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 has a December 21, 2018 release starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm the Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, with Temuera Morrison as Aquaman's father, Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman is playing the mother to Aquaman, Queen Atlanna, and Dolph Ludgren is King Nereus.