Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at Black Manta in the upcoming live-action Aquaman film. While a full look of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in costume has not been shown, the photo reveals David Kane aka Black Manta working on his armor.
For those who have not been following, the film’s main antagonist will be King Orm aka Ocean Master, who will be portrayed by Patrick Wilson. The film also stars Amber Heard who will return to portray her role as Princess Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Dolph Lundgren who is portraying King Nereus.
James Wan, director of the Aquaman film had this to say about Black Manta.
“He’s part mercenary but full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some crazy alien from outer space,” Wan teases.
“Black Manta is a really interesting character who is somehow factored into this story but our main story is about Jason and Patrick,”
No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.
The live-action Aquaman film will premiere in theaters on December 21.
Source: Entertainment Weekly