Aquaman will begin shooting this year and will mark Jason Momoa as the marine superhero. While Momoa’s character is considered ruler of the seven seas, he might not be in this movie.
A recent post by the lead star himself gave rise to speculation that his character might not be the ruler of the underwater kingdom.
Orm as the ruler
Comicbook.com reported that Aquaman star Momoa’s Instagram post seems to suggest that Arthur will not be ruling Atlantis in the solo movie. He took to the photo-sharing platform and was all praises for his on-screen half-brother Patrick Wilson.
Wilson is playing Orm in the movie, and in the post Momoa called Wilson his real half-brother and addressed him as King Orm. The photo sees the co-stars posing for a picture and laughing.
In the comic books, Orm aka Ocean Master has been known as the character who is incredibly jealous of Arthur and absolutely hates him. He has also been seen as the one who is always trying to usurp the throne and rule Atlantis.
However with Momoa calling Wilson King Orm, it seems the latter will not be after the throne as he will already have what he wants. If this turns out to be true, it could create problems for Arthur because Orm would do anything to keep his half-brother away from Atlantis.
More freedom to Arthur
The outlet also mentioned that even if Arthur will not be sitting on the throne, it would have some advantage for him. With him not being the ruler, it would give him more time to fight alongside his allies in Justice League.
Further enabling him to feature as a regular member of the League, it would take his story further with the other heroes. But considering that Orm is really cruel, Arthur could come back to defeat him and dethrone him.
The outlet presented yet another possibility for why Wilson is being referred to as King Orm. Arthur must have given up the throne and left Atlantis following which Orm ends up as its ruler. But at a time of crisis, Arthur would be compelled to come back.
This King Orm update fuel fans’ interests because the synopsis of Aquaman that was released some time back hinted at something else.
It presented Arthur as the reluctant ruler of Atlantis who is caught between the surface world constantly ravaging the sea in turn, making Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt. It also mentioned that being caught in between all of this is his commitment to protecting the globe.
A part the synopsis supports the theory in which Arthur might give up the throne to make way for Orm.
It would create an interesting dynamic if Arthur will be seen not the ruler of Atlantis. If that’s the case, what would follow Arthur is realization, him embracing his powers fully and stepping up to save his Kingdom.
Also with Dolph Lundgren added to the cast as King Nereus, Arthur will have a lot of enemies to deal with.
The movie will also see Nicole Kidman as Arthur and Orm’s mother Queen Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Yahya-Abdul Mateen II as Black Manta.
With the movie’s production beginning soon in Australia, the coming days will surely reveal more updates.
Aquaman is scheduled to release on Dec. 21 next year.
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