Warning: This article contains spoilers for Aquaman.
It was one thing to learn that Mary Poppins, (Julie Andrews), would be voicing a character in Aquaman which, along with Mary Poppins Returns, is now playing in theaters. But those with extra sensitive hearing, or did a bit of digging, may have learned that there was another acting legend voicing a character in the recent DC film. And given how Lord of the Rings was named by James Wan as one of the inspirations for Arthur Curry’s solo adventure, it would seem natural that an actor from that film made the leap into Aquaman.
During the course of Aquaman, Patrick Wilson’s Orm is looking to amass the other kingdoms and areas of the sea in order to wage war on the surface world. One such world involves that of the Brines. Towards the film’s climax, as Orm prepares to go to war, he’s ready to take on the Brine. And as one Reddit user found, the leader of the Brines is voiced by none other than Gimli himself, John Rhys-Davies. It’s not a huge appearance and the Brine don’t appear fully until the film is nearly over, but it’s a worthy addition to an already stellar cast addition.
It’s also worth noting that Ocean Master has the opportunity to kill the Brine King, but is warned against it, as he would be needed in Orm’s quest to take on the surface world. Of course, Orm’s attempt to kill the Brine King is interrupted when Arthur, wielding the trident of the true king, emerges to take on his brother in combat. So the Brine King is left alive by the end of the film and this could potentially leave the door open for him to return in a possible Aquaman sequel.
Considering both Jason Momoa and James Wan have floated around ideas of what could be conjured up in a possible Aquaman sequel, perhaps the Brine King could play a more substantial role? It’s possible. There are very few major casualties among the main cast in Aquaman so, given where things end, it’s likely that the Brine King could return.
Did you notice John Rhys-Davies’ voice as the Brine King in the Aquaman film? Would you want to see the Lord of the Rings actor make a comeback down the line in a possible Aquaman follow-up? Let us know in the comments below.
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New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the highly-anticipated Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publishing giant is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released online with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first Aquaman-themed cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018. Here is the official synopsis for the Warner Bros. movie starring Jason Momoa:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.
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.
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