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Aquaman villain Black Manta has been cast…

January 31st, 2017 by Marc Comments

With everyone fussing over Ben Affleck’s stepping down as director of The Batman over at Warners/DC, it is easy to miss the other big news from the studio… the Aquaman movie has cast its main villain: Black Manta.

Yes, according to reports, casting has been going into over drive in the last fortnight and the studio has offered the role to The Get Down star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (pictured below).

Director James Wan is now hoping that the actor will take the role as talks are currently underway for the movie which is set to begin filming in April.

The actor was one of the final choices to star as Lando Calrissian in the now filming Han Solo movie so this will  be a big role for him after his much acclaimed role in The Get Down.

The cast is certainly shaping up nicely:

The Aquaman movie has already cast Jason Momoa in the lead role, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis, Willem Dafoe scientist Dr Vulko and Patrick Wilson as Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and villain… 

Aquaman washes ashore on October 5th, 2018

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….