If you can name more than three recurring Aquaman villains, you're doing better than most. Most can't go much further than Black Manta and Ocean Master, but it looks like James Wan, director of the upcoming solo Aquaman film, is going to be skirting around those two and focusing on "sea monsters and cool creatures" for Jason Momoa's hunky superhero to fight.
While talking with /Film (link below), Wan recently said that he's excited to tackle a superhero that's not as familiar to most people as the Trinity...
“I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman,” Wan said. “We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral. I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet. That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.”
I'm sure they will still have either Black Manta or Ocean Master in the film, perhaps controlling some of these creatures, but wouldn't it be awesome to see Aquaman go up against King Shark or Creature King or maybe, just maybe, The Human Flying Fish. Okay, so maybe not the last one, but that would be super badass.