Michael Jai White Would Like To Play Black Manta In ‘Aquaman’

Michael Jai White

The list of actors who would like to play Black Manta in Aquaman continues to grow. Michael Jai White is the latest actor to throw his hat into the ring for Manta.

A fan on Twitter wrote, “@MichaelJaiWhite for Black Manta.” White responded quickly saying, “I accept your nomination!” soon after fans started to flood White’s account with support for him playing the role.

White is known for his roles in The Dark Knight, Spawn, and the TV series Black Dynamite.

The King of Atlantis will face a familiar foe in his first standalone film. According to The Wrap, Aquaman’s long time enemy, Black Manta will rustle our heroes scales in 2018’s Aquaman. The news comes hot off of the reports that a Man Of Steel sequel is currently in active development.

Source: @MichaelJaiWhite Twitter 

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • Joseph Chaisson

    I get the sense this scene will be in the movie… Knowing one of the origins for Black Manta

    • Marquis de Sade

      Yeah, that clip about sums up dceu’s output as s whole. LOL!

  • Maximillian Pegasus


  • Steve Steve

    Why are people fans of this guy? I don’t know the man, but his acting range is limited to “the black guy/gangster.” He certainly shouldn’t be anything other than a bit player in a major Hollywood film.

  • I, Nudnick,

    I’d really like it if you brought back the Black Dynamite anime series. Maybe HBO would pick it up?