DC Films’ upcoming Aquaman film directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa looks to really dive into the political machinations of Atlantis. Not only will the film showcase Arthur Curry’s origin story, but it will feature some of Aquaman’s most prominent foes including Black Manta, Oceanmaster, and King Nereus.

There were significant rumors about the film having three villains. However, James Wan debunked those rumors noting there is only one primary antagonist.

While Wan debunked that rumor, a brand new one has emerged that indicates James Wan and DC Films will be altering Mera’s relationship with King Nereus in the upcoming film. In the new film the two will be father and daughter.

In the New 52 relaunch of DC Comics, Mera is actually betrothed to King Nereus, who is the current King of Xebel. Xebel is a rival kingdom to Atlantis and was actually a penal colony where losers of Atlantis’ many civil wars were exiled.

King Nereus

King Nereus

Nereus and Mera

If this rumor is true, it’s extremely interesting why they would even call Dolph Lundgren’s King Nereus, King Nereus? If King Nereus is actually Mera’s father why wouldn’t they just use Ryus, who was actually Mera’s father during the New 52.

Fans are mixed by the news.

Some were not so happy about Nereus being turned into Ryus.

However, others approved of the rumored change.

What do you think? Do you want Mera’s relationship with King Nereus changed from the comics so the two are father and daughter? Or do you think they should have just used Ryus if they were going to make Nereus Mera’s father?

Aquaman is expected to hit theaters on December 21, 2018. The film stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.

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