Director James Wan announced the news on Twitter, saying, ‘In casting news that no one saw coming from 20,000 nautical miles away, I ordain @patrickwilson73 the Ocean Master. #KingOrm #Aquaman’.
Orm is Aquaman’s half-brother, although at the moment it’s difficult to know what direction the film will take him. There have been various takes on the characters, some with powers and some without, but all with a dislike/jealousy of Aquaman. Therefore it’s likely Wilson will be one of the movie’s primary villains (previous rumours suggested Black Manta would be the main baddie, but that’s never been confirmed).
The movie is due out October 2018.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 13, 2016
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) December 12, 2016