Amber Heard also stars as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest. James Wan is directing the superhero film with Peter Safran producing. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Rob Cowan are executive producing.
Warner Bros. declined to comment on the casting.
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.
The pic will bow on Oct. 5, 2018.
Wilson is coming off the second season of FX’s “Fargo” and was also seen in “The Conjuring 2,” which happened to be directed by Wan. He is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
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