Aquaman star Patrick Wilson says he would love to see Orm interact with the larger DC Universe.
When starting a cinematic universe you expect most characters on screen to meet at some point in time and DC Films definitely has that in mind for some of its iconic characters. This universe started off with the Superman solo film Man of Steel and then expanding the universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by introducing us to a new Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, who would all later star in DC’s answer to The Avengers, Justice League. While Justice League was a huge flop both critically and commercially it opened huge doors for DC Comics characters.
The final post-credits scene in the film has Lex Luthor meet up with the villainous Deathstroke stating that now that Superman is back they “need to start a league of their own.” This led audiences to suspect a Legion of Doom film or a film revolving around villains could be next for the DC Extended Universe. Since Justice League’s failure, it’s clear that Warner Bros. and DC’s plans may have changed. While doing press rounds for Aquaman, I got to thinking that maybe the villainous Orm could join Deathstroke and Lex Luthor in their Legion if they do decide to go in that direction. I got to sit down with the actor who plays Orm in Aquaman, Patrick Wilson, and I asked him if he’d like Orm to interact with any other DC Comics characters, and it seems like even he has put a lot of thought into it.
I would. I love the comics when he’s just sort of — forgive the pun — a fish out of water. It’s fun, it’s really funny stuff. Cause I think there’s a lot of humor there. He does not serve that purpose in this movie right now, but I think there is a lot there with Orm. You have that with Mera and with Arthur in their respective worlds so you see that through Amber [Heard]’s eyes of being in another world and feeling how strange that is. We didn’t do that in this movie with Orm. But I’d be very curious to see him with other people cause he’s really his own beast. On one hand it’d be interesting to see him in those movies with other villains and in someways I don’t think he’d get along with anybody like that. I don’t see it. His intentions to me aren’t bad. Maybe that’s because I play him. But, sure from a fan perspective, I do like seeing him on the surface world… it would be very funny.
Orm doesn’t normally attach himself to groups of the surface world. He’s mainly trying to protect the oceans in a very extreme way. While Orm hasn’t been associated with the Legion in the comics, it would be a waste not to put this magnificent villain in the live-action version of the group, though Wilson does make a good point as to why he couldn’t see Orm get along with other DC Comics villains.
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Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.