Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Won’t Clarify ‘Aquaman’ “Clown Work” Comment

What fun would that be?

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Black Manta actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II refuses to clarify his Aquaman clown work comment in a hilarious post.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II made his DC Universe debut as Black Manta in Aquaman. The actor would then go on to star in Watchmen, Trial of the Chicago 7, Candyman, and The Matrix Resurrections and is set to return to the role for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. However, the actor recently said something that turned a few heads.

The Actor Has Some Fun

In a recent interview, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II likened his part in Aquaman to clown work. This was part of a much larger interview where he compared the Black Manta part to roles in other films like Trial of the Chicago 7. Upon seeing a headline taking this quote the actor took the opportunity to respond. Rather than clarify his comment, however, he opted to have a bit of fun with it, posting a picture of himself in a clown nose:

Here is the upcoming Aquaman sequel’s synopsis:

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on December 25, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s role in it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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