Yesterday, The Wrap broke the story that in the upcoming standalone Aquaman movie directed by James Wan, Arthur Curry is reportedly set to face off against Black Manta as his main antagonist. For a list of actors we see as a good fit for that coveted role, you can check it out right here.
In an interview with Slashfilm, Wan was asked about his approach to the decision of making Black Manta the film’s villain. Because Warner Bros. and DC have all their filmmakers and cast on lockdown from revealing potential details for their upcoming projects, Wan neither confirmed nor denied.
I want to know where Wrap got that piece of news from. Come on, I can’t talk about this. I’m not saying anything. No comment is my comment.
The director was also asked about whether or not certain details from the other upcoming DC Extended Universe films need to be taken under consideration for his feature. Wan aptly responded.
It’s like the CIA. I’m on a need-to-know basis and only if I need to know.
Understandably so, James Wan cannot give further concrete details for his trip to Atlantis. But since we have only seen Aquaman in a small snippet in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it makes sense that we don’t have to worry about the King of Atlantis. I mean, Jason Momoa is looking pretty badass in that SDCC Justice League trailer. I think it is safe to say we are in for a treat.