It was revealed a few months back that Black Manta would be the villain in the upcoming Aquaman – and now, it appears that the film has cast the character.
According to the new exclusive report from THR, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play the role:
Director James Wan and the studio have been meeting with numerous actors for the part for the past two weeks.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann show The Get Down, is in early talks to put on his wetsuit for Warner Bros. Aquaman movie.
The actor has nabbed the part of Black Manta, one of the DC Comics villains. Director James Wan and the studio have been meeting with numerous actors for the part for the past two weeks, settling on Abdul-Mateen over the weekend. The official offer went out yesterday and the parties are now in talks.
Aquaman will be directed by James Wan with Jason Momoa taking on the title role. He’s joined by Amber Heard as his wife Mera with Patrick Wilson playing his half-brother Orm, and Willem Dafoe set to play advisor Vulko.
Aquaman is scheduled to open in theaters on July 27, 2018 but the next time you’ll be seeing Jason Momoa’s character will most likely be Justice League – when it hits theaters later this year.
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