‘Aquaman’ casts ‘The Get Down’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II As Black Manta
Aquaman is set to start production soon and it looks like we have found our Black Manta!
THRmovies reports that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann show The Get Down (WATCH THE GET DOWN,) is in early talks to put on his wetsuit for Warner Bros. Aquaman movie.
The actor has been cast as Black Manta, one of the DC Comics villains. Sources report that 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.
If a deal makes, Abdul-Mateen will suit up as Manta, who first appeared in a DC comic in 1967 and stood out due to his unique battle-costume, trident, and deadly schemes.
Jason Momoa is starring as the half human, half Atlantean who is king of the underwater seas. Amber Heard is on board as Mera, his royal love interest and Willem Defoe is playing Aquaman’s advisor, scientist Dr. Vulko. Patrick Wilson, who starred in Wan’s The Conjuring movies, reteams with the filmmaker to Orm, a villain who happens to be Aquaman’s half-brother..
What do you guys think of this casting? Are you excited to see him suit up! Let us know and Stay lit. Reminder, watch The Get Down on netflix.