Watchmen’s Patrick Wilson has signed on to play a character in another DC based superhero movie, and it isn’t POTUS.
Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, The Conjuring 2) has reportedly joined the cast of Aquaman, playing the role of Orm, also known as Ocean Master. He also happens to be the human half-brother of Aquaman himself, played by Jason Momoa.
The studio said last year that the title character would be caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and the undersea Atlanteans, who are ready to lash out in revolt. Aquaman is based on the DC Comics character who’s the king of Atlantis, a half-human and half-Atlantean named Arthur Curry. He was first introduced in the early 1940s.
In the comics, Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master is Aquaman’s human half-brother and a rival for the throne of Atlantis. He wreaks havoc on the high seas, causing trouble on a regular basis for the underwater superhero.
Sibling rivalry worked for Marvel when it came to Thor and Loki, so maybe DC and Warner Bros. are banking on this to help increase interest in the Aquaman story.
Wilson’s first foray into the DC universe was as Dan Dreiberg, a.k.a. Night Owl, in the highly-stylized yet underperformed 2009 movie Watchmen. Interestingly enough, he played the voice of the President of the United States in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
You can see Patrick Wilson in the upcoming Ray Kroc movie The Founder, which opens January 2017.
Aquaman is set to hit theaters October 5, 2018.