Yesterday, Warner Bros announced some exciting news about their upcoming Aquaman movie. As if this installment of the fish whisperer isn’t exciting enough already, with horror master James Wan at the helm, they now add frequent collaborator of Wan; Patrick Wilson. Wilson will be playing Aquaman’s evil Half-Brother Orm. Orm is also referred to as the Ocean Master, and he is quite the evil villain if we’re sticking to the traditions set in the comics.
Wilson and Wan have collaborated on several projects since Insidious back in 2010. Since that first collaboration, Wilson and Wan have now been involved in four projects together making this their fifth. Wilson and Wan have had some exciting mash-ups together in the horror genre, so we’ll see if that chemistry is projected into a superhero film.
Who is Orm?
According the comics published by DC, Orm also known as the Ocean Master or Orm Marius. Orm is Aquaman’s fully human half-brother, his father, Tom Curry (father of Aquaman), and his mother is a woman named Mary O’ Sullivan. Since Orm was born a human he was a petty criminal, and often lived under the shadow of Aquaman. Orm at first, was often jealous of Aquaman and his abilities. It is said that Orm was stricken with amnesia and forgot all about his previous life and he disappears shortly after being diagnosed with amnesia. However, he returns as the Ocean Master, a high tech pirate who started off attacking ships but then moved onto the bigger picture of causing natural disaster. Aquaman had plans to kill Ocean Master, and stop the plans of causing natural disaster but could not go through with it after discovering that the Ocean Master was in fact his half brother. Even after discovering this, Aquaman still managed to stop the Ocean Masters plan.
With James Wan at the helm of Aquaman, it is no doubt that Aquaman will be entertaining. And with a new star emerging as the famous Aquaman, and the return of a frequent Wan collaborator Patrick Wilson, there’s no reason we shouldn’t get a rather exciting DC installment.
Aquaman is set to release on October 5th, 2018