Actor Patrick Wilson Explains ‘Aquaman’ Villain Ocean Master’s Motivation

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While Patrick Wilson is no stranger to comic book movies, having played Nite Owl in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, the role of Aquaman’s Ocean Master will be his first try at a supervillain. As Wilson explains, the character’s motives go beyond evil for evil’s sake: he wants to undo the mess made by the world above.

“He’s kind of an eco-warrior. He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries. And that’s something for me — I’m sure for you too — that’s very easy to understand. If somebody was just constantly polluting our air and ruining how we lived …”

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Director James Wan adds:

“Orm’s [Ocean Master] got a soft spot for his brother who lives on the surface world and if anything just wants him to rule Atlantis and the world together, but his brother doesn’t see it that way. A lot of the clashes they have stem from their different upbringings.”

Aquaman swims into theaters December 21.

Kevin Sharp

From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, the comics medium and characters feel like a part of my DNA.