Aquaman 2: Patrick Wilson's Unexpected New Look as Villain Orm Revealed By Set Photo

By Tom Drew Updated:
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With filming well underway, excitement is beginning to ramp up for Jason Momoa's Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. A sequel to the surprise smash-hit, Lost Kingdom will continue Arthur Curry's DCEU journey while also incorporating more of the horror elements seen in the first film.

Director James Wan was able to give fans a sneak peek at Aquaman's new look, coming in the form of a jet-black stealth suit. Momoa's aquatic hero may be becoming even more comic-accurate, too, as the star teased that he will be going blond like his comic book counterpart.

Arthur's half-brother Orm was also confirmed to return for the sequel, with actor Patrick Wilson teasing a "bigger and better and broader" film. Despite this, fans have been left relatively unsure as to how the former Ocean Master will be factored into Lost Kingdom

Now, a new photo from the set of the upcoming movie revealed how Orm has fared since the last time fans saw him...

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Meets Cast Away

In a recent Instagram postAquaman and the Lost Kingdom director James Wan shared a new behind-the-scenes photo of himself with Patrick Wilson in costume as Orm/Ocean Master.

Wilson's character looks noticeably more disheveled and washed-up this time around, which Wan humorously compared to Tom Hanks' Cast Away:

 "found this guy @thereelpatrickwilson stranded on a desert beach, doing his Cast Away impression. #Aquaman"

The full image can be seen below:

Patrick Wilson in Aquaman 2, James Wan


A New Form For Patrick Wilson's Orm

Patrick Wilson's new look as Orm is quite the departure from his clean look from the first Aquaman. After Arthur spared his brother in their climactic final battle, Orm accepted his imprisonment by the Atlanteans.

His drastic change in appearance may lead one to wonder what sort of imprisonment Orm was subjected to. Despite his scraggly hair and beard, Orm is still absolutely shredded as afforded by Wilson's intense fitness regimen. This indicates that Orm was still able to move around and do things during his punishment, potentially indicating that he was stranded on the beach that Wilson and Wan are standing on.

The leaders of Atlantis could have chosen to place Orm on a deserted island without his powers, allowing him to roam freely in a confined space. But what is he doing in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom other than potentially yelling at volleyballs?

Perhaps Arthur needs some external help, and Orm is the only one that can provide him with suitable aid. The titular "Lost Kingdom" seems to be shrouded in mystery, so there may be a chance that Orm is the key to finding out more about it.

Audiences will be able to find out how Orm fell so far when Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom dives into theaters on December 16, 2022.

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Release Date
December 22, 2023
- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.