Patrick Wilson does his best ‘Cast Away impression’ as he stands next to director James Wan

Patrick Wilson looks completely unrecognizable while ‘doing his Cast Away impression’ as he stands next to Aquaman’s director James Wan

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Patrick Wilson looked completely unrecognizable in a snap that was shared to Aquaman director James Wan’s Instagram account on Tuesday.

In the photo, the 48-year-old actor was seen flashing his toned upper body while sporting an unkempt beard and a heavily weathered pair of pants as he stood next to the filmmaker.

Wan, 44, also wrote a humorous message in the post’s caption that read: ‘I found this guy @thereelpatrickwilson stranded on a desert beach, doing his Cast Away impression. #Aquaman.’

Washed out: Patrick Wilson looked nearly unrecognizable in a snap that was shared to Aquaman director James Wan’s Instagram account on Tuesday

On Sunday, Wilson shared a snap to his own Instagram account that gave his followers a better look at his chiseled physique.  

The performer was seen flexing his chest and leg muscles while going for a prolonged run in the snap.

The actor also wrote a short message in the post’s caption that alluded to his former role in the 2018 superhero flick Aquaman, which Wan directed.

The statement read: ‘Can Atlanteans Run? #SeeOrmRun #RunOrmRun #aquamanandthelostkingdom.’ 

Unkempt on purpose: In the post’s caption, the filmmaker noted that the actor was ‘doing his best Cast Away impression’; Wilson is seen in 2019

Big questions: The performer previously shared a shot of himself to his Instagram account where he asked his followers, ‘Can Atlanteans Run?’ in the post’s caption

Wilson is currently set to appear in the forthcoming sequel to the superhero film, entitled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

The actor will reprise his role as Orm Marius, also known as Ocean Master, in the upcoming feature.

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are also set to portray the titular superhero and his romantic interest, Mera, whom they both played in the original flick.

Also set to appear in the feature are performers such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren and Temuera Morrison, among others. 

Doing it again: Wilson is currently set to reprise his role as Orm Marius, also known as Ocean Master, in the forthcoming superhero film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Development on the feature began during the production of the original film, when Wan pitched an idea for a follow-up to Warner Bros. 

In 2019, Deadline reported that the filmmaker had signed on to work on another flick centered on the DC superhero, which was later confirmed.

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the original feature’s script with Wan and Will Beall, returned to pen the new movie’s screenplay.

A petition to remove Heard from the cast following her scandal concerning her alleged abuse of her former husband, Johnny Depp, was previously circulated and received over 1.5 million signatures, although she remained attached to the project.

Confirmed: Production on a sequel to the DC Comics-based film initially began in 2018, and Wan’s involvement with the project was made known to the public the following year

A separate spinoff from the original feature, tentatively entitled The Trench, was also in the development stage before it was eventually canceled this past April.

Much of the cast was added over the past few months, with Wan making an announcement about the film’s title in June.

Production later began in the latter portion of that month with London serving as a primary filming location.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently set to be made available to the public on December 16th, 2022. 

Forthcoming release: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently set to make its wide debut on December 16th, 2022


Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Director James Wan Shares An Image Of Patrick Wilson’s New Look

Anything Arthur Curry can do, Ocean Master can do… er… hairier? Yes, on the heels of Jason Momoa posting an image of Aquaman’s new super-suit from DC sequel Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom comes a look at one of his big rivals, who will feature once again in the new movie. The film’s director, James Wan, hit Instagram showing regular collaborator Patrick Wilson looking trim in all ways but his head – he’s sporting straggly locks and a bushy beard.

Wan, of course, couldn’t resist making a Cast Away joke in his post, and the comparison is accurate: looks like Orm’s been working out and growing out his hair whilst imprisoned following the events of the first movie.

Quite what he’ll be up to this time remains to be seen; he could end up flipping sides and joining forces with Arthur to battle the new threats we just know Wan and writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick have been bubbling up.

Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom is shooting now, and should be splashing into cinemas in December 2022.


Actor Patrick Wilson, St. Petersburg native, is ripped now

Is that Tom Hanks’ Cast Away body double? A remake of The Passion of the Christ?

Turns out the man behind the scraggly beard and washboard abs is Aquaman actor (and St. Pete native) Patrick Wilson, reprising his role as Orm Marius.

Aquaman 2 director James Wan posted a behind-the-scenes photo from set alongside Wilson on Monday. The caption reads, “I found this guy @thereelpatrickwilson stranded on a desert beach, doing his Cast Away impression. #Aquaman.”

Naturally, folks on Twitter had something to say about it.

“Patrick Wilson complained that he worked out so much for the first movie and didn’t get a shirtless scene,” wrote @AtheistjLiz. “Now he has one and that’s beautiful.”

Patrick Wilson complained that he worked out so much for the first movie and didn’t get a shirtless scene. Now he has one and that’s beautiful.

— Liz (@AtheistjLiz) September 7, 2021

that patrick wilson aquaman picture reminded me of the charming photo sub-genre, “directors in normal clothes standing next to weird shit”

— mike foster (@mikedotfoster) September 7, 2021

It isn’t the first time Wilson has gone a little viral. In 2020, the actor trended on Twitter after someone tweeted pictures of his face with the caption, “the mf really said i’m gonna be in a million movies but absolutely refuse to be famous.”

Wilson’s dad is retired Tampa Bay anchorman John Wilson, his brother is current Fox 13 anchor Mark Wilson. Before he went on to star in hits like The Phantom of the Opera, Watchmen and Aquaman, he graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.

Want to see more of him like this? You’ll have to wait until December 16, 2022, the estimated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom release date.


Aquaman And The Fallen Kingdom’s Patrick Wilson Is Rocking A Wild New Beard For James Wan’s Sequel

Patrick Wilson in Aquaman

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The DC Extended Universe most recently expanded thanks to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, but there are a number of highly anticipated projects currently coming down the line. Chief among them is James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is currently in production. And Oceanmaster actor Patrick Wilson is rocking a wild new beard for the DC sequel.

Patrick Wilson’s Orm was the primary antagonist of the original Aquaman movie, and he was defeated but kept alive after the final battle. Wilson is one of the actors expected to reprise their roles in The Lost Kingdom, and Oceanmaster is looking a bit worse for the wear. Check out a set photo of the actor alongside James Wan below.

Is this Aquaman 2 or Castaway? Patrick Wilson is looking ripped for his return to the DCEU, but it looks like his signature villain might not be doing so well. And this long beard might indicate that we’ll be dealing with a time jump for the upcoming blockbuster.

The above image comes to us from filmmaker James Wan’s personal Instagram account. In it we see Wan alongside Patrick Wilson, while filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The set is (unsurprisingly) a beach, although it still looks like Orm could use a shower. We’ll just have to wait and see how the antagonist factors into the sequel’s plot.

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Wild beard side, Patrick Wilson does look pretty fit in this set photo from James Wan. The Conjuring actor has been sharing footage of himself working out for months, and it seems to have certainly paid off. But he isn’t the only one; Amber Heard and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have also been open about their respective fitness journeys. If I was sharing the screen with Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2 I’d certainly do the same.

The plot of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently a complete mystery, with James Wan and company keeping the movie’s secrets in the midst of principal photography. But seeing new looks from both Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson seem to hint at a much different story. Luckily Wan is back at the helm, and has teased that history will dive deeper (lol) into his underwater pocket of the DC Extended Universe.

The DC Extended Universe has largely been staying away from crossover moments, allowing filmmakers to craft their own capsulated stories. But it should be interesting to see if Warner Bros. goes back to serialized storytelling. Patrick Wilson’s Oceanmaster was part of Zack Snyder’s five-film vision for the DCEU, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem like a Justice League sequel is coming anytime soon. Regardless, Jason Momoa’s time as Aquaman seems limitless, especially given how successful the first movie was.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently expected to arrive in theaters on December 16th, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

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