As the central antagonist of Aquaman, Orm nearly united the seven undersea kingdoms before unleashing his wrath on the surface world. After being thwarted by his half-brother Arthur Curry and his allies, actor Patrick Wilson in unsure what may be next for the character.
While promoting the behind-the-scenes production book The Art and Making of Aquaman by Mike Avila at the Word independent bookstore in Jersey City, New Jersey at an event co-hosted by Avila, Wilson speculated on his character's future in the DC Extended Universe.
"I don’t know what the future holds for Orm. You can’t kill him. He’s too important to [Arthur’s] journey, he’s a foil to [his character]," theorized Wilson. "He’s not gonna be a main villain in another movie. I don’t think Orm ends up in Belle Reve like he does in the New 52. I assume they’re gonna keep him in some kind of jail below the surface. If [director James Wan] wants me back, I’m certainly happy to come back.”
Defeated in personal combat by Arthur at the climax of the film with their mother Atlanna watching with the throne of Atlantis at stake, Arthur decided to spare his half-brother's life and had him taken into custody. With a sequel officially receiving a 2022 release date, it has yet to be seen if Wilson will be asked to reprise his role.
Aquaman is available in digital HD now and Blu-ray and DVD on March 26. Directed by James Wan, the film stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.