Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played Black Manta in Aquaman replied to James Gunn’s confirmation of The Suicide Squad cast, joking that he auditioned to be part of the film.
Earlier today, James Gunn officially revealed the cast for The Suicide Squad, of which he serves as the film’s writer/director. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II replied to James Gunn’s tweet, joking that he would have a role in the upcoming film.
You can see the Aquaman star’s tweet to James Gunn down below:
I AUDITIONED FOR THIS!! WHEN DID THE CAST LIST GO UP?? WHO AM I PLAYING!!???????? pic.twitter.com/18azkamQ2I
— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) September 13, 2019
Obviously, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is just having some fun with James Gunn on Twitter, but some fans would naturally begin speculating that he could potentially reprise his role as Black Manta in The Suicide Squad. After all, Black Manta has been affiliated with the Suicide Squad in the comics so it would make sense for him to appear.
Nonetheless, if Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won’t appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, he is expected to return as Black Manta in Aquaman 2, which is currently slated for a December 16, 2022 release.
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie,
Written and directed by James Gunn, the film stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland and Michael Rooker.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.