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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Confirms That He Is Indeed Aquaman’s Black Manta

It’s been a few months since it was announced that star of The Get Down, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, was announced as Black Manta in the upcoming Aquaman flick.

However, the actor has remained silent on the casting until today. Abdul-Mateen II took to Twitter, glad to be able to “finally say thank you” in reply to a tweet Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson posted back in February when the casting report was announced.

Check out Abdul-Mateen II’s celebratory reply to Johnson below:

Black Manta made his first appearance in DC Comics back in 1967 and since then has become one of Aquaman’s most notable and formidable foes.

Abdul-Mateen II will join already announced, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master as the main antagonists to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.  It seems as though Aquaman will have his hands full with all the enemies he’ll surely be facing.

Are you excited to see Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in action as Black Manta?! Let us know in the comments below.

Aquaman splashes into theatres December 21, 2018.


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