The Aquaman movie has found another potential villain, in the form of Aquaman’s half-brother: Orm the Ocean Master.
Deadline has revealed that Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Insidious, The Conjuring) will be playing Orm, the half-brother of Arthur Curry who eventually becomes the Ocean Master in the comics — envious of his brother after living in his shadow for years, making several attempts to wrestle the throne of Atlantis from him.
Whether or not Orm is the main villain of the film remains to be seen: Previous reports stated that iconic Aquaman foe Black Manta would be the primary bad guy of the film. But it’s possible that Black Manta could be saved for potential sequels, instead using the first Aquaman solo movie to focus on a bit more of a brotherly rivalry before pulling out… well, pretty much the only other villain Aquaman is really known for.
Aquaman is set to hit US theatres 5 October 2018.