Wow…Warner Bros are on the rise and Black Manta is awesome!
After getting the first look at the Arthur Curry Aquaman with Mera and Queen Atlanta via EW, another image has been released and it features our first look at the villain Black Manta.
The image which features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has he is working on his suit in a sub marine ship.
Via EW, we get a little more detail to it. Below is a first look photo at a cunning high-seas pirate and mercenary named David Kane* (The Get Down‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who you’ll meet in DC’s upcoming standalone Aquaman movie. Here you see him working on a prototype of his iconic super-suit, which famously blasts red plasma beams from his eyes:
Not much is yet known about the character in the film, and that’s exactly how director James Wan wants it. “He’s part mercenary but full-time pirate who in his suit will look like some crazy alien from outer space,” Wan teases.
Yet Manta is not the main antagonist in the film. That honor goes to King Orm (Patrick Wilson), Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) ambitious half-brother who governs Atlantis. “Black Manta is a really interesting character who is somehow factored into this story but our main story is about Jason and Patrick,” Wan says. The film also stars Amber Heard as Princess Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.
Check out the image below and tell us how excited are you for the movie: