AQUAMAN movie villain revealed, for now

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With the impressive line up of movies coming to the big screen over the next few years from both Marvel and DC it can be a little tough to keep up with all the developments and changes being made. One thing is clear though, we have a lot of awesomeness to look forward to!

I am personally really excited for the upcoming movies from the DC universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being my most anticipated feature for 2016. Now we have already seen plenty of details revolving the two caped crusaders the movie centers around and have also been treated to some images and information on the introduction of Wonder Woman in Dawn of Justice – with the Wonder Woman movie having recently started principal photography. But what about Aquaman?

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Well we know that Jason Momoa is set to star, James Wan is attached to direct, and David Leslie Johnson has come on board to write the screenplay, although no official story details have been released. However according to JoBlo there are some new rumors to stew over regarding the aquatic hero – more specifically who the villain is that he will be facing.

Many fans of the comics assumed Aquaman would be taking on Black Manta, one of the primary villains from the comics, however the unconfirmed report claims that the villain will actually be Ocean Master, a.k.a. Orm Curry, Aquaman’s half-brother. But since producer Charles Roven recently told Collider that work has just begun on the screenplay, this detail might still change.

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Roven also had the following to say about the script:

We’re very early days. We’re just starting with the screenplay. [James Wan is] making The Conjuring 2 now, so he’s had his hand in the creation of let’s just call it a working document from which to write. But he’s directing that film [and] he’s got his hand ever so slightly in the development, but he’s really gonna throw himself into it after he finishes shooting Conjuring 2. And we’re planning on it being his film after Conjuring 2. He is a serious Aquaman fan.

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There have also been reports earlier this month that Warner Bros. are looking to cast Mera, Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman, in both Justice League Part 1 and the Aquaman movie.

From what has been said, the character will be strong and powerful, serving as an ally to her husband and has even been described as “Khaleesi of the Sea”. The studio is also reportedly looking to cast a “non white” Mera to match up with mixed race Mamoa.

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This all sounds great to me, I think Jason Momoa will be perfect for the role and there is so much potential to make a truly thrilling and visually amazing feature with this story and with the line up to look forward to, I can’t see a down side.

Last Updated: November 26, 2015

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