'Aquaman' plot, character rumors: will his battle be with his brother Orm Marius?

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The DC Extended Universe (or DCEU) seems more than ready to take on the successful superhero films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU) with a lineup of their own. One of those films is “Aquaman,” with Jason Mamoa starring as the titular role. 

It is common knowledge now that the king of Atlantis is set to have his own film in 2018, but he will first be featured in a minor role in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Even though it has already been announced, details of the film’s plot have not been made public. 

Even though Black Manta is the villain more frequently associated with Aquaman, rumor has it that the antagonist the mighty king will be facing in his first solo epic will be none other than his own brother, Orm Marius, also known as Ocean Master, according to JoBlo. It’s possible that the film will take on the brotherly battle for the throne as the primary storyline. 

But before “Aquaman” is released, “Justice League: Part One” is set to storm into theatres on Nov. 17, 2017. And Heroic Hollywood reports that another super female is making her debut in the flick, aside from Wonder Woman. The website’s sources say that Mera, the queen of Atlantis herself and “khaleesi of the sea,” is rumored to be featured in the superhero studded movie. 

James Wan has been enlisted to direct “Aquaman” and it will mark his first superhero film. The Australian director is famous for his masterpieces in the horror genre like “Saw” and “The Conjuring.” 

The exact storyline, however, is still in the works as they have yet to finish the screenplay, according to Charles Roven, the film’s producer, in an interview with Collider. Kurt Johnstad will reportedly write the script for the film with Wan’s supervision.

Roven will be joined by Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder to produce the film.