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Does new Aquaman image give our first glimpse at Black Manta?

December 29th, 2017 by Marc Comments

A new image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman from the standalone movie has been released and at first it’s not terribly different than the one we saw recently

However, if you look closely, we might be able to draw your attention to the bottom right-hand-corner which may give us our first (fleeting) look at Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s villainous Black Manta.

In the comics Manta (above) wears armour that has a series of  pipes protruding and if you look at the image of Momoa, you’ll see that whoever is at the bottom of the image also has pipes on his armour.

Director James Wan wan, talking about Aquaman in the movie, had this to say: “He doesn’t quite fit in, but as the story progresses, he realizes he’s the best of both worlds [above and below the sea],” said Wan.

“Circumstances allow him to grow as a human being and then realize the bigger picture of it all and what it means to have these abilities.”

As for the realm of  Atlantic in the movie, Wan says it was a unique chance to “make something that is from our planet but at the same time, it’s a visual we’re not familiar with.”

Aquaman hits cinemas on December 21st, 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….