Patrick Wilson on Diving into “Aquaman”

ABC/Paula Lobo(NEW YORK) — While promoting his smaller-scale thriller The Hollow Point, Patrick Wilson told ABC Radio’s GMA After Hours host Lynda Lopez all about what drew him to his next project — the blockbuster-scale production Aquaman.

While Jason Momoa plays the Son of Atlantis, Wilson, who incidentally starred in another DC comics adaptation, Watchmen, will play the heavy — Orm, Aquaman’s powerful and jealous brother. 

Director James Wan is at the helm of the project, part of Warner Bros.’ slate of Justice League hero movies. Wan is a veteran of the Conjuring movies, which starred Wilson, as well as the smash seventh installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise. 

“What’s gonna be interesting is there hasn’t been the technology to back up the storytelling, I guess, for Aquaman,” Wilson tells Lopez, “until now.” 

“And for me, of course, I’m completely biased with James Wan, who I’ve done four films with — knowing that he’s at the helm and knowing what he … can do and what he will do, I’ll do anything with him.”

“I think the lure of Aquaman [is] because he hasn’t been overexposed on screen. And I don’t know Jason — I can’t wait to meet him. I was a huge fan even from the first episode of Game of Thrones, so I’m in — I’m in with him, and he’s gonna be fantastic.”

Wilson starts work on the film in six months — though he let slip he has a costume fitting next week. Aquaman opens July 27, 2018.

The Hollow Point is now in limited release.

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