Patrick Wilson has been cast to play Aquaman’s evil half-brother opposite Jason Momoa in director James Wan’s “Aquaman.”
The character, also known as Ocean Master, first appeared in “Aquaman” #29 (September 1966), and was created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy.
Orm Curry was Aquaman’s fully human half-brother, the son of Tom Curry (Aquaman’s father) and a woman named Mary O’Sullivan. He grew up under the shadow of his heroic half-brother and resented the fact that he had none of Aquaman’s powers, because he was fully human. He was already a petty criminal when he was stricken with amnesia and forgot all about his former life, then disappeared.
Several years later, he reappeared as the Ocean Master, a high-tech pirate who initially attacked ships but quickly moved on to causing natural disasters in order to hold the world at ransom. Aquaman and Aqualad were captured by Ocean Master but managed to escape. Aquaman was unable to fight Ocean Master after recognizing him as his half-brother.
Ocean Master made a special costume and helmet to breathe while in the ocean and clashed with Aquaman many times.
Wilson, who earlier this year starred in the “Conjuring” sequel, will next be seen in “The Hollow Point,” which opens Friday. Wilson plays the romantic rival to Michael Keaton’s Ray Kroc in the upcoming “The Founder.”
Jason Momoa first appeared as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” and reprises the role next year in “Justice League.”