Patrick Wilson has been in discussions with filmmaker James Wan on what to expect from the upcoming DC Extended Universe sequel Aquaman 2.
Patrick Wilson, whom portrayed the original film’s primary antagonist King Orm/Ocean Master was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter for his new film Midway. During the interview, Patrick Wilson reveals that he has been “briefed” by James Wan on Aquaman 2 and even has a few ideas for his character that he would like to see come into fruition:
“(Laughs.) Yeah! I’m slightly briefed. Of course, I want to know everything, but I also have a great respect for him and the process to know that I’m okay staying out of it until it’s late in the game. Sometimes, there’s so much information that I don’t ask because I don’t want to know, and I don’t want him to go, ‘I can’t tell you that yet.’ I just throw a little dart here and there. I’ll say, ‘So, what about this?’ and he’ll say, ‘Well, this is what I’m thinking.’ But, we talk a lot. It’s funny, when I think about the answers that I gave you at the beginning of this and always pushing myself forward, even in the same genre, that’s James to a t. I can tell you that even his concepts for Aquaman 2 are pushing it even further. Whatever that means. I have a few ideas of where Orm fits in, but I’m not gonna talk about them.”
Before Aquaman 2 and its predecessor, Patrick Wilson was a frequent collaborator with James Wan on both his Insidious and The Conjuring film series. Patrick Wilson previously praised James Wan as a filmmaker that can tackle any genre, which is why he’s always eager to work with him on projects.
Based on Patrick Wilson’s comments, what do you think Aquaman 2 will have in store for Orm? Given what happens to his character at the end of the first film, it will be interesting to see his dynamic with Jason Momoa as the new King of Atlantis in Aquaman 2. Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Patrick Wilson, James Wan and Aquaman 2.
Patrick Wilson is expected to reprise his role as Orm in James Wan’s Aquaman 2.
Here is the synopsis for the 2018 film:
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.
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.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.