‘Aquaman’ Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Shows Off Black Manta Training


A superhero is only as good as the adversaries they face, and the villains set for James Wan’s Aquaman prove to be in the making for greatness… if they’re treated right.

Villains like Ocean Master have longtime Wan collaborator Patrick Wilson in the role, and the role of Black Manta portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has fans truly intrigued.

The shoot for the 2018 DC Extended Universe film is wrapping up now, and Abdul-Mateen II has made sure he’s physically right for his role, a custom for superhero actors. Taking to Twitter, Abdul-Mateen II dropped an intense black-and-white photo of his training regimen, boasting ripped arms and torso.

Check out the pic below:

With that powerful look on his face, we can surely get geared up for visually intense Black Manta, a need for a film-debut character, the same as all characters for the Aquaman film.

Aquaman is directed by James Wan and will star Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman. Here’s the synopsis:

Arthur Curry/Aquaman is the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.

Aquaman is in cinemas December 21, 2018.

9 Reasons Martian Manhunter Needs His Own DC Extended Universe Film

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Martian Manhunter DCFor more than 60 years, the character of Martian Manhunter has been a mainstay of the Justice League team and the DC Comics brand. Early readers loved his dynamic image when put against the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The green skin with the bold, red “X” across his chest, and even the stoic yet incredibly powerful character behind the image was certainly enough to keep him around.

But to modern fans of DC Comics, J’onn J’onzz is not seen as a truly beloved character akin to the Trinity, the Flash, Green Lantern or most of the other members of the Justice League. This is unfair. The Martian Manhunter is a classic DC character, and the fact that there haven’t been talks about introducing him on the big screen (as far as we know) is a crime. The character deserves, arguably, more than any other League member to be part of the DC Extended Universe moving forward.

Here are 9 reasons why Martian Manhunter needs his own DC Extended Universe movie. Click Next to get started.

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