We got a look at Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Now, Entertainment Weekly has our first glimpse of Fisherman King (the regal fellow with the trident), who is being played Djimon Hounsou. As a side note, Hounsou has appeared in Marvelâ€™s Guardians of the Galaxy and will reportedly play a wizard in Shazam!.
With an ample amount of prosthetics and CGI applied, Hounsou is unrecognizable. But audiences should instantly recognize the gravitas he brings to the big screenâ€”with a deadly trident and beautiful armor, thereâ€™s no way the Fisherman King isnâ€™t a dangerous adversary.
Entertainment Weekly has a blurb about the kingdom the Fisherman King oversees. â€œAfter the fall of Atlantis, some of the kingdoms evolved and some devolved,â€ said Aquaman producer Peter Safran. â€œThis is one that evolved. This is a kingdom thatâ€™s primarily artistic and cerebral, with poets and philosophers.â€
While we donâ€™t know the exact role the Fisherman King will play in Aquaman, Entertainment Weekly provides some intel on whatâ€™s happening in the scene. Apparently, Patrick Wilsonâ€™s King Orm visits Hounsouâ€™s character to talk about declaring war on the surface world.
Whether the Fisherman King joins King Orm to eradicate humans remains to be seen. But I can tell you that I would not want to mess with the Fisherman King and his gold collar.
Weâ€™re expecting a trailer of Aquaman at next weekâ€™s San Diego Comic-Con, so stay tuned.