The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly gives us an idea of the plot in Aquaman, specifically why the villain King Orm (aka Ocean Master) has a problem with Aquaman, his half-brother.
“He’s kind of an eco-warrior,” Orm actor Patrick Wilson said. “He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries. And that’s something for me — I’m sure for you too — that’s very easy to understand. If somebody was just constantly polluting our air and ruining how we lived…”
Entertainment Weekly adds: “In Aquaman, Orm seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms to declare war on the surface world (that’s us), an idea that doesn’t sit well with Curry (Jason Momoa).”
James Wan spoke about casting Patrick Wilson in the role, explaining that Ocean Master isn’t a typical villain (he’s just misunderstood), so Wan wanted an actor the audience would like.
“Patrick is such a talented actor and a chameleon as well, he can disappear into any role,” Wan told EW. “Orm’s got a soft spot for his brother who lives on the surface world and if anything just wants him to rule Atlantis and the world together, but his brother doesn’t see it that way. A lot of the clashes they have stem from their different upbringings. So I didn’t want to cast a typical villain actor.”
Entertainment Weekly also released a new image from the movie that shows an Atlantean army riding great white sharks into battle. The second image in the gallery below is concept art of the shot from the movie.
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