Director James Wan is turning to a familiar figure to dive in as the villain in his upcoming ‘Aquaman’ flick, Patrick Wilson, who has starred in four of Wan’s horror films ‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ as lead character Josh Lambert and ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘The Conjuring 2’ as real life paranormal investigator Ed Warren. Both franchises have been exceptional hits, drawing audiences well beyond diehard horror fans.
Besides his work with Wan, Lucas is an extremely familiar face having appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies. His newest ‘The Hollow Point’ opens this Friday and he will next appear in ‘The Founder’ opposite Michael Keaton.
He has also already played a comic book character, Nite-Owl in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of ‘The Watchmen’. And probably unknown to most, provided the voice of the President of the United States in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’— was that maybe a hint that he was in talks to join the DC Expanded Universe?
Who will Wilson be playing in ‘Aquaman’? None other than the main villain Ocean Master. As with most DC characters, there have been different takes on the character, but he is usually depicted as Aquaman’s deceitful half-brother Orm. Originally, Orm was the fully human son of their human father Tom Curry who was jealous of Aquaman’s powers. In more recent stories, though he is fully Atlantean, the son of their mutual mother Atlanna.
Typically, Ocean Master’s powers are magically based, channeled through his trident and helmet. His mystical abilities include firing powerful energy bolts, summoning lightning and other weather control, water manipulation and telepathy.
Ocean Master is considered one of Aquaman’s archenemies, second only to Black Manta. The character has appeared in various DC animated TV shows and movies.
‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters on October 5, 2018.