‘Aquaman’ director addresses “ridiculous” fan theory about the villains

We know that Aquaman has three potential villains. Patrick Wilson is Aquaman’s half-brother Orm (aka Ocean Master), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren is King Nereus. But according to Aquaman director James Wan, it’s “ridiculous” to think that he’d put three villains into his movie.

“This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains,” Wan told Entertainment Weekly. “I think that’s ridiculous! I would never go into an origin movie with three villains. We don’t even know the main character let alone the world and its antagonist. I believe in taking baby steps.”

“I want to introduce Arthur Curry in a much more emotional and powerful way, and introduce Mera played by Amber Heard, and of course there’s Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison playing his parents,” Wan added. “We know Black Manta is in there, but I will say this: Patrick Wilson is the main antagonist in this film. I wouldn’t necessarily say ‘villain,’ but he’s the antagonist.”

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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly