One of the things that are certain in comic book movies are that there will be a lot of characters that are actually from the comics. But, depending on the character, there are almost too many characters to put into the film at once, so, they’re at times spread out. Or, in some cases, they’re scrunched into the film, often times with mixed quality. The upcoming Aquaman film certainly has a lot of comic book accurate characters in it, but a rumor was going around that the film would feature three villains.
Upon hearing this in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director James Wan immediately dismissed it as false:
“This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains,” Wan said. “I think that’s ridiculous! I would never go into an origin movie with three villains. We don’t even know the main character let alone the world and its antagonist. I believe in taking baby steps.”
Furthermore, he noted that the true antagonist was one man, and his name is Ocean Master:
“I want to introduce Arthur Curry in a much more emotional and powerful way, and introduce Mera played by Amber Heard, and of course there’s Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison playing his parents,” Wan said. “We know Black Manta is in there, but I will say this: Patrick Wilson is the main antagonist in this film. I wouldn’t necessarily say ‘villain,’ but he’s the antagonist.”
The Black Manta line is very interesting, as many think he’ll either be the villain in a potential sequel, OR, be a part of the Injustice League/Legion of Doom that’s being set up based on the end of Justice League.
Aquaman arrives in December 2018.