While speaking with Metro in 2016, Patrick Wilson casually discussed his relationship with director Zack Snyder, with whom he had previously worked on 2009’s “Watchmen.” “That was a, ‘Hey, would you voice the president?’ and I would have loved to do it and just have nobody know, like it just go uncredited,” he said. Though Wilson never returned to the role, it shouldn’t be surprising that he ended up returning to the DCEU given that he’s worked with James Wan a number of times, appearing in his “Insidious” and “The Conjuring” franchises.
During a press event for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” Collider was on hand to hear Wan candidly open up about his relationship with Wilson. “And there’s a reason why I keep working with Patrick Wilson — he’s so versatile, he really can kind of, you know, ‘Oh, you know, you want me to play this guy full-on villainy? I’m happy to do that,'” Wan said, adding that there’s a mutual trust that persists between the two. “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” hits theaters on December 20.