Patrick Wilson recently took to social media to celebrate Aquaman outgrossing The Dark Knight Rises at the worldwide box office.
For years, as far as DC heroes go, Superman and Batman ruled the big screen. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, in particular, took the world by storm with its first installment Batman Begins in 2005, its groundbreaking sequel The Dark Knight in 2008, and its epic conclusion The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. Until recently, The Dark Knight Rises was the highest grossing DC movie at the worldwide box office but thanks to last year’s Aquaman, that milestone has been surpassed.
Despite following the controversial Justice League film, Aquaman has been captivating audiences since early December. Its box office reign has continued strong in the weeks following its U.S. debut. Now, the film has officially outgrossed The Dark Knight Rises to become the highest grossing DC film of all time. Patrick Wilson, who plays King Orm in Aquaman, recently responded to the incredible box office achievement with an awesome 10-year challenge featuring his character. Check out the box office celebration from Patrick Wilson in the Twitter post below.
In celebration of @aquamanmovie becoming the highest grossing DC film… I bring you the King Orm 30 yr. challenge. Thanks to my old friend Gabe Miller for the high school pic. ❤️🔱 pic.twitter.com/JB0Gztw10O
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) January 27, 2019
Aquaman continues to dominate the worldwide box office and fans won’t have to wait too long to enjoy more adventures from the DC Extended Universe. This April, the light-hearted origin story Shazam! will hit theaters with Zachary Levi playing the titular hero. In October, Joaquin Phoenix will headline the highly-anticipated villain origin story Joker, directed by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aquaman as soon as more information becomes available. How would you like to see Patrick Wilson’s King Orm return to the DCEU? What’s your opinion on The Dark Knight Rises? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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.
Aquaman is in theaters now!
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”