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Patrick Wilson is working hard to get into superhero shape—or perhaps more accurately, supervillain shape—as filming commences on DC's comic book adventure sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
In a new deadlift workout video which he shared on Instagram, the actor showed off the strength and muscle he has been building to reprise the role of Orm Marius in the movie, completing five reps of the move at 420 pounds—an impressive weight for any powerlifter.
In the caption of the video, Wilson gave shout-outs to his trainer Ayo Falae, as well as the rapper Yelawolf, whose music has provided the training soundtrack for the actor's muscle transformation: "Thank you @oldmanayo for the past 3+ months of Orm training," he wrote, "plus all the prep for the first flick. A lot of sweat. A lot of @yelawolf. Here we go."
Wilson also went on to joke that the movie's actual title is Aquaman and the Lost King Orm, a reference to his character's status as Aquaman's half-brother and would-be ruler of the underwater Seven Kingdoms. The first Aquaman movie ended with Orm being defeated by Aquaman after attempting to conquer humanity as Ocean Master. It's likely that the sequel will see him on a mission of vengeance, alongside Black Manta, the antagonist played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
This isn't the first time Wilson has pushed himself to his physical limits to play a comic book character. Over a decade ago, he got jacked while portraying Daniel Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl, in Zack Snyder's 2009 adaptation of Watchmen. But now, at the age of 48, it looks like he's working harder than ever in his training, and getting the best results yet.
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