Aquaman director James Wan has revealed that actor Patrick Wilson has wrapped filming on the upcoming DC Extended Universe film.
After making a brief cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman will make his first full-fledged appearance in the DCEU when Justice League arrives in theaters next month. However, audiences will have to wait until next winter for the King of Atlantis’ first standalone film, where they will meet a number of new characters, including Patrick Wilson as the titular hero’s half-brother Ocean Master. With production on Aquaman scheduled to be completed next week, Patrick Wilson has now finished his principal photography work on the project. Director James Wan confirmed the news on his official Twitter account, where he thanked Wilson for joining the Aquaman team.
You can check out Wan’s comments in the post below!
After 115-days of photography, that’s a wrap on @patrickwilson73. Thank you for accompanying us on this aquatic adventure.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 13, 2017
In the comics, Ocean Master is Arthur Curry’s fully-human half-brother who resents Aquaman and seeks the take the throne of Atlantis. Are you excited to see Patrick Wilson’s portrayal of the DC Comics antagonist? Share your thoughts below!
Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, the film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Source: James Wan
10 Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype
If I went back in time five or 10 years and told myself that Black Panther and Aquaman would be my most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, I would have said, “Ahhhh!” because time traveling is freaky. But I would also have been quite surprised about the movies, too. The former I knew only in passing and the latter by the frequent jokes made about him. We here at Heroic Hollywood previously talked about what got us most excited about Black Panther. But we haven’t yet talked about the positive developments behind-the-scenes of Aquaman that have turned the film into an unexpectedly-anticipated blockbuster.
Aquaman is the next DCEU ready for production, gearing up for filming to begin in April in Australia. Of course, the character played by Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian of mixed descent, has already debuted in video and photographs in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad respectively. The king of Atlantis gets his proper introduction in Justice League, coming this November. But its his solo feature, directed by James Wan, that has really grabbed my imagination. The superhero’s story intertwines many great comic book and genre tropes, from the Shakespearan family drama to civilizational clashes to the tragic origin stories. He’s is the first big-screen water superhero. As fascinating as space is, I can’t help but be as fascinated more by the mysterious blue depths.
Here are 10 reasons the growing hype behind Aquaman is real. Click Next to start!