The first standalone Aquaman film arrives in theaters later this year, where the titular DC hero will face the villainous Black Manta, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II portraying the King of Atlantis’ arch-enemy. However, fans have yet to be given an official look at the antagonist’s costume and it appears Abdul-Mateen II is among the many who can’t wait for the unveiling of Black Manta’s suit.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be the first actor the bring the classic DC villain to life on the big screen and the actor recently expressed his excitement to reveal the costume in a post on his official Twitter account. When as fan posted a message saying that people are “going to get wild” when Black Manta’s costume is revealed, Abdul-Mateen II responded by saying, “I’ll be right there with you losing my ish too!”
You can check out Abdul-Mateen II’s comment in the post below!
I’ll be right there with you losing my ish too!! 👊🏾😯😯😯 https://t.co/MSyKrg5vVh
— Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (@yahya) May 23, 2018
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Plot details for Aquaman are currently under wraps, though the film centers on the King of Atlantis and will dive much deeper into the character’s past as it explores the discovery of his powers and his reluctance to accept his role as King.
Directed by James Wan and written by Will Beall, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
10 Ways DC Films Can Succeed
As DC fans, and even comic book fans in general, it is a sad time to behold in the world of DC Comics movies. Call it what you may (the DC Extended Universe or the DC Films Universe), but it’s no secret that DC has had a bad run with its recent films. With the undeniable critic annihilation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and simple flop of Justice League, there are a lot of question marks surrounding the DC Extended Universe.
I’m a huge DC fan myself, and want nothing more than these movies to succeed and compete with Marvel on a larger scale, as I am sure many of you readers do as well. While Justice League and Batman v Superman were loved by many, DC and Warner Brothers have to take a long look at those movies and ask themselves what went wrong. Not only that, but they must take a look at movies like Wonder Woman (and even in some cases, Man of Steel) and ask the more important question: “What went right?”
As many people look at what can be done to save the DC Extended Universe, they instead should be looking for ways it can succeed from here. With that being said, here are ten ways (fact or speculation) DC Films can succeed from here. Click Next to get started!