Entertainment Weekly has landed an exclusive with Aquaman and is slowly unveiling their material. Their issue with Aquaman hit the news stands yesterday and reveals character bios of several members that form the roster of James Wan’s movies. We thus have descriptions of Mera, Ocean Master, Black Manta, Queen Atlanna and Vulko as part of the magazine’s exclusive on Aquaman. Have a look at these descriptions below.
Mera (Amber Heard)
A disciplined Xebel-warrior princess with the water-controlling power of hydrokinesis; mentored by Atlanna and groomed to become queen
King Orm (Patrick Wilson)
Ruler of Atlantis and Arthur Curry’s half-brother; a skilled fighter who seeks to unite the Seven Kingdoms in a war against the surface world.
David Klane / Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II)
A mysterious and cunning human high-seas pirate and mercenary with a flair for creating deadly technological innovations
Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman)
The noble Atlantean mother or Arthur Curry and King Orm, who was married to Orm’s father Orvax yet once fell in love with a surface dweller.
Vulko (Willem Dafoe)
Chief counselor to the throne of Atlantis, he’s secretly been a mentor to Arthur Curry.
There’s a lot to be gleaned from this info and while some of the bios were previously known, some others are new additions. Orm a.k.a. Ocean Master’s description explains his mission of waging war against the surface world. Of particular interest is his objective of uniting the seven kingdoms which gives new meaning to the phrase Unite the Seven that was so prominently used throughout Justice League‘s marketing. With Arthur Curry caring for both the aquatic and the surface world, Orm’s plans bring him in direct conflict with his half-brother setting the stage for an epic showdown.
Black Manta will most-likely be the second-string antagonist, unless a twist is planned revealing him to be the real threat. And we can expect a fair bit of Aquaman’s story being told through flashbacks giving us a look at his and his mother Atlanna’s past, explaining how Arthur became the child of two worlds, torn between land and sea.
But that’s just us rambling. We want to hear from you. What do you think of these character bios? Let us know in the comments below.
Aquaman releases in theaters on December 21, 2018. The first trailer will arrive at Comic Con next month.