One of the rumors recently floating around is that ‘Aquaman’ would have three villains in the film when it debuts. That, thankfully, has been debunked. Not only has it been shot down but director James Wan gave a solid reason as to why it wasn’t in the cards for his movie. He even did so without citing the movie best known for having too many enemies in a modern day comic film: ‘Spider-Man 3’.

The rumor is that Jason Momoa‘s Arthur Curry would be going up against his half-brother Orn who is played by Patrick Wilson, Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.

According to Wan:

“This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains 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.”

Thankfully, we’re thrilled to know that Aquaman won’t be dealing with all three. However, could two be in the works? When talking about introducing Curry to the world in a way that ‘Justice League’ wasn’t able to do, he states:

“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. 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.”

So there actually could be three villains in the movie, just not all three are antagonists. It would be a great setup for future films in the franchise assuming the standalone is even remotely as well received as ‘Wonder Woman’ was.

Of the movie, Momoa himself has previously stated that:

“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to them. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”

I truly suspect that we’ll be getting introductions to some of the major players in Aquaman’s world but that even those who he will end up fighting won’t all be the bad guys in this first outing.

Are you excited for ‘Aquaman’ to be released? Do you think Wan was dancing around the inclusion of future villains being introduced in the movie? Share your thoughts below!

‘Aquaman’ will swim into theaters on December 21st, 2018!

Source: Entertainment Weekly