Michael K. Williams Expresses His Interest To Play ‘Black Manta’ In ‘Aquaman’

MKW Black Manta Aquaman

Well, that was quick. It was just mere hours ago that news broke that we would be seeing Aquaman facing off against David aka ‘Black Manta’ in his upcoming solo film and there’s one actor who has already expressed his interest in the role. Following a fan tweeting out to the actor regarding his desire to see him as the villainous DC character, Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Robocop, The Night Of) responded with the following tweet.


While there are plenty of other actors out there who would be great in the role, the first name that came to my mind after the news breaking was Williams. The actor has expressed his desire for a role in a comic book film (No, we’re not counting his minor appearance in The Incredible Hulk) for quite some time now and would definitely be a fantastic addition to the cast of the upcoming James Wan directed film. What do you think about the possibility of seeing Williams as the film’s villain? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

Source: Twitter

  • Evan

    This maybe the most awesome and spot-on fan casting ever!!

  • DoYouFeelInCharge?

    Make it so DC.

  • Napi

    Man… I got the feeling we are going to see Black Manta in JL

  • DeVaughn Lee Brown

    Michael Jai White though. I wanna see them both tbh

  • JMMagwood

    Were it up to me, Williams would be signed tonight.

  • Kevin Murphy

    Omar? Chalky White? Sign him DC, the guys a powerhouse. I can see him standing toe to toe with Jason Mamoa.

  • SAMURAI36

    And here I thought Elba was made for the role… MKW looks like he was the actual model for BM in the comics.
    Geoff, James Wan, Zack, are you guys listening?

  • Steve Steve

    Give him all the work he can handle. He is not nearly as known as he should be.

  • bingeit 45

    plz DC just for once listen to fans and cast someone everyone can get behind, plz don’t pull another jesse on us, cast him