James Wan Teases a Shakespearean Story of Sibling Rivalry in Aquaman


Aquaman director James Wan in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly at CinemaCon, teases the story that’ll take place between the title character played by Jason Momoa and his on-screen brother Orm/Ocean Master who’s played by Patrick Wilson, will be that from a Shakespearean story of sibling rivalry.

“The main antagonist in this movie is Orm, played by Patrick Wilson,” Wan said. “And Black Manta, played by Yahya [Abdul-Mateen], is caught up in that world with them as well. But the main drive really is, it’s almost a very classic Shakespearean story about brother from another world vs. brother from another world. And it really is a classic story of sibling rivalry.”

Wan also goes on to talk on how different the storyline of Aquaman will be compared to other Superhero movies:

“We’re used to superhero movies where the threat is from another dimension or aliens from another universe coming here and trying to destroy our Earth,” Wan said. “But we haven’t seen one where the main threat is from a massive, massive civilization that is right under our nose, in the ocean.… The idea that there could be a massive civilization living right underneath [us] that we don’t know about is kind of scary and exciting.”

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21st, 2018, to read the full interview head over to EW.com.

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